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PSwan@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
SNHP Exercise Science & Health
Faculty
Mail Code: 3020

ABC Room 225-- (Phoenix MWF) ISTB3 Rm 221B -- (Mesa TTH) (Map)
(602)827-2281

Bio

Pamela D. Swan, PhD, FACSM
Associate Professor, Exercise and Wellness Programs
Director, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness PhD Program

Education

  • PhD - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1991
  • MS - University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1987
  • BA - University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978

Recent Publications

  • Gabriel, K., McClain, J., Lee, C., Swan, PD, Alvar, B., Mitros, M., & Ainsworth, B. (2009). The evaluation of physical activity measures used in middle-aged women, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(7):1401-1412.
  • Benton, MJ, Swan, PD (2009). Influences on energy expenditure in women after an acute bout of resistance exercise" European Journal of Sport Science. 9: 213-218.
  • Benton, MJ, Swan, PD (2007). Effect of protein ingestion on energy expenditure and substrate utilization after resistance exercise in middle-aged women. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Metabolism, 17:544-555.
  • White, A., Johnston, C.S., Swan, PD, Tjonn, S.L. & Sears, B (2007). Blood ketones are directly related to fatigue and perceived effort during exercise in overweight adults adhering to low carbohydrate diets for weight loss: a pilot study. ournal of the American College of Nutrition, 107:1792-1796.
  • Johnston, C.S., Beezhold, B., Mostow, B. & Swan, PD (2007). Plasma vitamin C is inversely related to body mass index and waist circumference but not to plasma adiponectin in nonsmoking adults. Journal of Nutrition, 137(7):1757-62.

Research Interests

Exercise and Obesity and Health, Exercise and Resting Metabolism, Exercise and Chronic Disease (Metabolic Syndrome), Exercise and Severe Weight Loss (Post Bariatric Surgery), Obesity and Regional Adiposity and Health and Disease

Current/Recent Grants and Projects

  • Johnston, C and Swan, PD. (2005-2006). Title: Impact of Vitamin C Status on Fat Oxidation, Adiponectin Concentrations and Body Mass. Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Sponsor: General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. Direct Amount: $50,000.
  • Johnston, C.S. & Swan, PD. (2004-2005). Title: Evaluation of the efficacy and healthfulness of two popular high protein diets: "Atkins" versus "The Zone." Role: Co-PI. Sponsor: The Barry Sears Foundation, Direct Amount: $50,000.

Honors/Awards

  • President Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (SWACSM). 2004-2007
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, (FACSM), 1997.
  • Fellow of the Obesity Society, (FOS), 1996 (Formally known as the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO).

Courses

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 535 Adv Exercise & Prescription
EXW 784 Internship

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 494 Special Topics
EXW 598 Special Topics

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 535 Adv Exercise & Prescription
EXW 784 Internship

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 494 Special Topics
EXW 598 Special Topics

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 535 Adv Exercise & Prescription
EXW 784 Internship

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 598 Special Topics

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 494 Special Topics
EXW 598 Special Topics
EXW 691 Seminar
NTR 691 Seminar

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Swan,Pamela D * . Effect of Wii Fit Intervention on Balance in Older Women. AMER COLLEGE OF SPORTS MED (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014).
  2. Der Ananian,Cheryl * Swan,Pamela D . Evaluation of Abundant Life Wellness' Falls Prevention Program. AZ AHEC (7/1/2008 - 12/31/2009).
  3. 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).
  4. Swan,Pamela D * . VALIDATION OF AIR DISPLACEMENT PLETHYSMOGRAPHY IN WRESTLERS. LIFE MEAS. INC. (5/14/2001 - 10/31/2001).
  5. Swan,Pamela D * . SUSTAINABLE EXERCISE & CHD RISK IN WOMEN. BrightFocus (4/1/1999 - 9/30/2000).
  6. Swan,Pamela D * . EXERCISE & DISEASE RISK IN WOMEN WITH REGIONAL ADIPOSITY. AMER COLLEGE OF SPORTS MED (7/1/1996 - 9/30/1997).

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