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Cheryl Der Ananian

Cheryl.Derananian@asu.edu

Asst Professor
SNHP Exercise & Wellness
Faculty
Mail Code: 3020

(602)827-2290

Bio

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.

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 500 Research Methods
EXW 635 Physical Activity and Aging

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 542 Health Promotion
EXW 598 Special Topics

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 500 Research Methods
EXW 635 Physical Activity and Aging

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 446 Health Promotion & Progrm Eval
EXW 542 Health Promotion

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 635 Physical Activity and Aging
MAS 585 Capstone Course

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 542 Health Promotion

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 635 Physical Activity and Aging

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 542 Health Promotion
EXW 635 Physical Activity and Aging

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
IBC 780 Practicum

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 310 Computer Skills/Tech Exer/Well
EXW 635 Physical Activity and Aging

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 444 Epidemiology
EXW 542 Health Promotion

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Wynne,Clive * , Der Ananian,Cheryl , Hooker,Steven Paul , . The Effect of Owner-Dog Exercise on Return Rates of Shelter Dogs (ASUF 30006201). ASU FDN (2/1/2014 - 7/31/2015).
  2. Der Ananian,Cheryl * . Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation. UNIV OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO (5/1/2012 - 8/31/2013).
  3. Der Ananian,Cheryl * . Fit and Strong Translating an evidence based multicomponent exercise program for Older Adults. UNIV OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO (9/30/2009 - 9/29/2011).
  4. Der Ananian,Cheryl * . Interdisciplinary Community-Based Falls Prevention Program. AMER COLLEGE OF SPORTS MED (7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010).
  5. Der Ananian,Cheryl * . Using Facebook to Promote Physical Activity and Fruit and Vegetable Intake in College Students. AMER COLLEGE OF SPORTS MED (7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010).
  6. Der Ananian,Cheryl * Swan,Pamela D . Evaluation of Abundant Life Wellness' Falls Prevention Program. AZ AHEC (7/1/2008 - 12/31/2009).
  7. Winham,Donna M * Der Ananian,Cheryl . Perspectives of heart-healthy behaviors among African American adults in Arizona. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES (6/29/2008 - 6/30/2009).
  8. Bushfield,Suzanne Der Ananian,Cheryl Hightower,Judith S Hock,Gail Petersen . Community Assessment of the Wellness Center operated by the Leisure World Community Association. LEISURE WORLD (6/16/2008 - 11/10/2008).

* principal investigator

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