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Cheryl Der Ananian

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography
Cheryl Der Ananian, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Wellness Education
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow - University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, 2007
    Gerontological Public Health Training Program
  • PhD – Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 2005
    SCHealth Promotion, Education and Behavior
  • MS – Florida State University, FLExercise Physiology, 1999
  • BS – University of Central Florida, FLMicrobiology and Molecular Biology, 1995
Recent Publications
  • Matthews, C.E., Wilcox, S., Hanby, C.L., Der Ananian C.A., Heiney, S.P., Gebretsadik, T., & Shintani A. (2007). Evaluation of a 12-week home-based walking intervention for breast cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 15(2), 203-211
  • Wilcox, S., Der Ananian, C.A., Abbott, J., Vrazel, J., Ramsey, C., & Sharpe P. (2006) Perceived barriers, enablers and benefits of exercise among people with arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 55(4), 616-27.
  • Der Ananian, C.A., Wilcox, S., Abbott, J., Vrazel, J., Ramsey, C., Sharpe, P.A., & Brady, T. (2006). The exercise experience in adults with arthritis: A qualitative approach. American Journal of Health Behavior, 30(6), 731-744
  • Wilcox, S., Der Ananian, C.A., Sharpe, P., Robbins, J., & Brady T. (2005). Correlates of physical activity in people with arthritis: review and recommendations. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2(2), 230-252
  • Adams, S.A., Der Ananian, C.A., Dubose, K.D., Kirtland, K.D., & Ainsworth, B.E. (2003) Physical activity levels among overweight and obese adults in South Carolina. Southern Medical Journal, 96(6)
Current/Recent Grants and Projects
  • Perspectives of Heart Healthy Behaviors Among African American Adults in Arizona (Co-Investigator). Funded by the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services, Funding pending, anticipated start date 6/2008 ($47,582)
  • Factors that influence exercise in a diverse population of people with osteoarthritis (Principal Investigator). Funded by the Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion, September 2006 - present (5P30AG022849-05 Sub Award to Cheryl Der Ananian, PI: Sue Hughes; $43,000)
  •  Fit and Strong!: Translating an Evidence-Based Multi-Component Exercise Program. (Co-Investigator, Principal Investigator is Dr. Susan Hughes) Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, September 2007- September 2010. (Grant # 1R18DP001140-01)
Honors/Awards
  • Fellow, CDC Physical Activity and Public Health Course, 2006.
  • Betty Jean Hall Memorial Prize for Epidemiological Research in Osteoarthritis, 2006.
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society (College of Human Sciences Honor Society at Florida State University), 1997.
  • Florida Undergraduate Scholars Scholarship Recipient, 1991-95.
  • University of Central Florida High Achievement Scholarship Recipient, 1991-95.
Research Interests

My primary research interests involve the promotion of physical activity for older adults with an emphasis on utilizing physical activity as a secondary prevention strategy for chronic illnesses including arthritis and heart disease. Much of my research focuses on community-based physical activity interventions for older adults. I also do research in the area of translation and dissemination of evidence-based physical activity programs.

Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 635Physical Activity and Aging
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 101The ASU Experience
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 325Fitness for Life
EXW 635Physical Activity and Aging
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 500Research Methods
EXW 542Health Promotion
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 500Research Methods
EXW 635Physical Activity and Aging
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 542Health Promotion
EXW 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 500Research Methods
EXW 635Physical Activity and Aging
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 446Health Promotion & Progrm Eval
EXW 542Health Promotion
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MAS 585Capstone Course
EXW 635Physical Activity and Aging
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 542Health Promotion