Publications

Physical Activity and Sleep Quality in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Trial.
Med Sci Sports Exerc 2017 Oct;49(10):2009-2015
1Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 2Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA; 3Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 4Department of Kinesiology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL; 5Statistics and Research Informatics Core, Center for Clinical Research, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL; and 6Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

The Role of Brain Structure in Predicting Adherence to A Physical Activity Regimen.
Psychosom Med 2017 Sep 13. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
1University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology 2Center for Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh 3University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health 4University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Effects of a Home-Based DVD-Delivered Physical Activity Program on Self-Esteem in Older Adults: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Psychosom Med 2017 Jan;79(1):71-80
From the University of Illinois (Awick, Ehlers, Fanning, Motl, McAuley), Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Phillips), Chicago, Illinois; Bellarmine University (Wójcicki), Louisville, Kentucky; and University of Delaware (Mackenzie), Newark, Delaware.

Lower rate-pressure product during submaximal walking: a link to fatigue improvement following a physical activity intervention among breast cancer survivors.
J Cancer Surviv 2016 Oct 9;10(5):927-34. Epub 2016 Apr 9.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1675 University Blvd, Webb Building #248, Birmingham, AL, 35233-2432, USA.

Effects of a multicomponent physical activity behavior change intervention on breast cancer survivor health status outcomes in a randomized controlled trial.
Breast Cancer Res Treat 2016 Sep 18;159(2):283-91. Epub 2016 Aug 18.
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.



Associations Between Physical Fitness Indices and Working Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors and Age-Matched Controls.
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2016 Jan 29;25(1):99-108. Epub 2015 Sep 29.
3 Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Urbana, Illinois.

Preliminary validation of the short physical performance battery in older adults with multiple sclerosis: secondary data analysis.
BMC Geriatr 2015 Dec 3;15:157. Epub 2015 Dec 3.
Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 233 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA.

Education mitigates age-related decline in N-Acetylaspartate levels.
Brain Behav 2015 Mar 29;5(3):e00311. Epub 2015 Jan 29.
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois ; Department of Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois.

Differential exercise effects on quality of life and health-related quality of life in older adults: a randomized controlled trial.
Qual Life Res 2015 Feb 30;24(2):455-62. Epub 2014 Jul 30.
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 906 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA,

Effects of the BEAT Cancer physical activity behavior change intervention on physical activity, aerobic fitness, and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.
Breast Cancer Res Treat 2015 Jan 23;149(1):109-19. Epub 2014 Nov 23.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Webb 222, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, 35294-3360, USA,


Determining the reach of a home-based physical activity program for older adults within the context of a randomized controlled trial.
Health Educ Res 2014 Oct 13;29(5):861-9. Epub 2014 Aug 13.
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 61801, USA and Department of Family and Community Medicine, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA 24016, USA Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 61801, USA and Department of Family and Community Medicine, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA 24016, USA.

Associations between attention, affect and cardiac activity in a single yoga session for female cancer survivors: an enactive neurophenomenology-based approach.
Conscious Cogn 2014 Jul 28;27:129-46. Epub 2014 May 28.
Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada; Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Canada; Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada. Electronic address:

Effects of a DVD-delivered exercise intervention on physical function in older adults.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2013 Sep 11;68(9):1076-82. Epub 2013 Feb 11.
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 906 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.



BDNF mediates improvements in executive function following a 1-year exercise intervention.
Front Hum Neurosci 2014 11;8:985. Epub 2014 Dec 11.
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Physical Activity, Tinnitus Severity, and Improved Quality of Life.
Ear Hear 2015 Sep-Oct;36(5):574-81
1Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA; 2Medical Scholars Program, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA; 3Department of Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA; and 4Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA.


Moderate Physical Activity Mediates the Association between White Matter Lesion Volume and Memory Recall in Breast Cancer Survivors.
PLoS One 2016 25;11(2):e0149552. Epub 2016 Feb 25.
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States of America.

White Matter Integrity Declined Over 6-Months, but Dance Intervention Improved Integrity of the Fornix of Older Adults.
Front Aging Neurosci 2017 16;9:59. Epub 2017 Mar 16.
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of IllinoisUrbana, IL, USA; Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA, USA.

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