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Pamela Swan

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Assoc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography

Pamela D. Swan, PhD, FACSM, FTOS
Associate Professor, Exercise Science

Awards

  • 2014 Recipient ASU's Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award

Education

  • PhD - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1991;  Focus Area: Exercise Physiology; Dissertation Title: "The effects of body fat distribution on metabolism at rest and during exercise in women", Dissertation Director: Edward Howley.
  • MS - University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1987; Focus Area: Exercise Physiology; Thesis Title: "Relationship of left ventricular posterior wall thickness with physical activity status in postmenopausal women"; Thesis Director: Diane Spitler.
  • BA - University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978;

Research Interests

My research focus has been to study the physiological effects of exercise and diet on obesity and chronic lifestyle diseases. Recently my attention has been to explore novel physical activity modalities (such as whole body vibration exercise training) to help improve metabolic and musculoskeletal fitness in women following extreme weight loss (bariatric surgery).

Recent Publications ((1) Senior/ Corresponding Author; (2) Student working under my primary mentorship)

Wherry S(2), DerAnanian C, Swan PD (In press, 2019). "Feasibility of a home-based balance intervention in middle-aged women using Wii Fit Plus®" Journal of Physical Activity & Health.

Renteria Mexia AM, Vega Lopez S, Swan PD, Lee C, Williams A, Shaibi Ga (2018). “Effects of a lifestyle intervention on markers of cardiometabolic risk and oxidized lipoproteins among obese youth with prediabetes” Public Health Nutrition. doi:10.1017/S1368980018003476. Dec 27:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018003476. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30588900.

Ashurst J, van Woerden I, Dunton G, Todd M, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Swan PD, Bruening M, (2018). “The association among emotions and food choices in first-year college students using mobile-ecological momentary assessments”, BMC Public Health, 18(1):573. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5447-0.

Zeigler ZS(2), Swan PD, Buman MP, Mookadam F, Gaesser GA, Angadi SS(1). (2018). “Postexercise hemodynamic responses in lean and obese men”. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 50(11):2292-2300.

Zeigler ZS(2), Birchfield N, Moreno K, James D, Swan PD(1) (2018) “Fatness and fluctuating body weight: Effect on central vasculature”, BioResearch Open Access 7:1, 1–11, DOI: 10.1089/biores.2017.0044.

Aslam F, Iqbal S; Nasir M, Anjum AA, Swan PD, Sweazea K. (2017). “Effect of hydrogenated fat replacement with white sesame seed oil on physical, chemical and nutritional properties of cookies”. Italian Journal of Food Science. 30:1-13.

Aslam F, Iqbal S; Nasir M, Anjum AA, Swan PD, Sweazea K. (2017). “Evaluation of white sesame seed oil on glucose control, antioxidant activity and biomarkers of hepatic, cardiac, and renal function in male sprague- dawley rats with chemically induced diabetes”. Journal of Medicinal Food. May;20(5):448-457. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2016.0065. Epub 2017 Mar 23.

Zeigler Z(2) & Swan PD (1) (2016). “Acute effects of whole body vibration with resistance exercise on post exercise blood pressure and oxygen consumption in prehypertensive adults”, Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness. 1- 10. doi:10.1016/j.jesf.2015.12.001.

Benton MJ, Raab S, Waggener GT & Swan PD (2016). Effect of training status on oxygen consumption in women after resistance exercise”, Journal of Strength Conditioning Research, 30(3):800-806.

Research Activity
  • Swan,Pamela D*. Effect of Wii Fit Intervention on Balance in Older Women. AMER COLLEGE OF SPORTS MED(7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014).
  • Der Ananian,Cheryl*, Swan,Pamela D. Evaluation of Abundant Life Wellness' Falls Prevention Program. AZ AHEC(7/1/2008 - 12/31/2009).
  • Johnston,Carol S*, Swan,Pamela D. The Impact of Vitamin C Status on Fat Oxidation, Adiponectin Concentrations, and Body Mass. GENL MILLS/BELL INST OF HEALTH(5/1/2005 - 4/30/2006).
  • Swan,Pamela D*. VALIDATION OF AIR DISPLACEMENT PLETHYSMOGRAPHY IN WRESTLERS. LIFE MEAS. INC(5/14/2001 - 10/31/2001).
  • Swan,Pamela D*. SUSTAINABLE EXERCISE & CHD RISK IN WOMEN. BrightFocus(4/1/1999 - 9/30/2000).
  • Swan,Pamela D*. EXERCISE & DISEASE RISK IN WOMEN WITH REGIONAL ADIPOSITY. AMER COLLEGE OF SPORTS MED(7/1/1996 - 9/30/1997).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 492Honors Directed Study
CHS 493Honors Thesis
EXW 692Research
NTR 692Research
NTR 792Research
EXW 792Research
NTR 799Dissertation
EXW 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 598Special Topics
NTR 692Research
NTR 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 284EXW PreInternship
KIN 484Internship
EXW 484Internship
EXW 493Honors Thesis
EXW 535Adv Exercise & Prescription
EXW 590Reading and Conference
EXW 592Research
EXW 599Thesis
EXW 692Research
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 284EXW PreInternship
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
KIN 492Honors Directed Study
EXW 493Honors Thesis
KIN 493Honors Thesis
EXW 494Special Topics
KIN 494Special Topics
EXW 584Internship
EXW 590Reading and Conference
EXW 595Continuing Registration
EXW 598Special Topics
EXW 692Research
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 595Continuing Registration
EXW 598Special Topics
EXW 599Thesis
NTR 692Research
NTR 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
KIN 492Honors Directed Study
EXW 493Honors Thesis
EXW 592Research
EXW 595Continuing Registration
EXW 599Thesis
EXW 692Research
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 492Honors Directed Study
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 584Internship
EXW 590Reading and Conference
EXW 592Research
EXW 593Applied Project
EXW 595Continuing Registration
EXW 597Capstone Project
EXW 598Special Topics
EXW 599Thesis
EXW 692Research
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 599Thesis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 493Honors Thesis
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 535Adv Exercise & Prescription
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 493Honors Thesis
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 535Adv Exercise & Prescription
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420Exercise Testing
KIN 492Honors Directed Study
EXW 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 535Adv Exercise & Prescription
EXW 784Internship
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