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Barbara Ainsworth

Barbara.Ainsworth@asu.edu

Asc Dir (FSC) & Professor
SNHP Exercise & Wellness
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
Mail Code: 3020

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion 500 N. Third Street (Map)
(602)827-2291
Fax: (480)727-1051

Bio

Barbara Ainsworth, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FNAK
Professor

Education

  • MPH - University of Minnesota, MN, 1989
    Specialization in Epidemiology
  • PhD - University of Minnesota, MN, 1987
    Specialization in Exercise Physiology
  • MA - University of Minnesota, MN, 1975
    Specialization in Education
  • BA - Fresno State University, CA, 1974
    Specialization in Physical Education

Recent Publications

  • Ainsworth, B.E., Haskell, W.L., Herrmann, S.D., Meckes, N., Bassett Jr., D.R., Tudor-Locke, C., Greer, J.L., Vezina, J., Whitt-Glover, M.C., & Leon, A.S. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities: a second update of codes and MET values. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2011;43(8):1575-1581.
  • Payne, L., Ainsworth, B.E., a Godby, J. (Eds.) Leisure, Health, and Wellness. College Park, PA: Venture Press, 2010, 489 pp.
  • Ainsworth, B.E., & Macera, C.A. (Eds.) Physical Activity and Public Health Practice. Taylor & Prentice, 2011.
  • Bauman, A., Ainsworth, B.E., Sallis, J.F., Hagströmer, M. , Craig, C.L., Bull, F.C., Pratt, M., Venugopal, K., Chau, J., Sjöström, M. & IPS group. A descriptive epidemiology of sitting a 20 country comparison using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). Am J Prev Med. 2011 Aug;41(2):228-35.

Research Interests

Assessment of physical activity, physical activity and public health, physical activity in women.

Current/Recent Grants and Projects

  • Co-Investigator for Madres para la Salud (Mothers for Health). C. Keller (PI).
  • Contract to Procter and Gamble to assess the energy cost of cleaning activities

Honors/Awards

  • President and 2006 Citation Award Recipient for the American College of Sports Medicine, 2011-2012
  • McKenzie Award Recipient for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2004

Research Interests

Physical Activity Epidemiology, Surveillance of Physical Activity, PA in Women, Environmental Supports for Physical Activity

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
EXW 492 Honors Directed Study
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 584 Internship
EXW 590 Reading and Conference
EXW 592 Research
EXW 595 Continuing Registration
EXW 598 Special Topics
EXW 599 Thesis
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 444 Epidemiology
EXW 492 Honors Directed Study
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 584 Internship
EXW 590 Reading and Conference
EXW 592 Research
EXW 595 Continuing Registration
EXW 599 Thesis
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
HCD 510 Promotion Healthy Lifestyles

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 590 Reading and Conference
EXW 592 Research
EXW 595 Continuing Registration
EXW 599 Thesis
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 492 Honors Directed Study
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 584 Internship
EXW 590 Reading and Conference
EXW 592 Research
EXW 595 Continuing Registration
EXW 599 Thesis
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
KIN 493 Honors Thesis

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 444 Epidemiology
EXW 492 Honors Directed Study
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 584 Internship
EXW 590 Reading and Conference
EXW 592 Research
EXW 595 Continuing Registration
EXW 599 Thesis
EXW 692 Research
EXW 700 Research Methods
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
NUR 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NUR 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 691 Seminar
EXW 700 Research Methods
NTR 691 Seminar

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 598 Special Topics
EXW 691 Seminar
NTR 691 Seminar

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 700 Research Methods

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 642 Exercise Epidemiology

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EXW 700 Research Methods

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Book chapter: Pettee, K K (Author) ,Tudor-Locke, C (Author) ,Ainsworth, Barbara Ellen (Author) . Field Assessment Of Physical Activity And Energy Expenditure among Athletes. Nutritional Assessment of Athletes. CRC Press (2007).

  2. Barbara Ainsworth, D Jones, C Macera. Comparison of the IPAQ and BRFSS Physical Activity Questionnaires: NPAWLS 2002. Med Sci Sports Exerc (2006).

  3. C Tudor-Locke, Barbara Ainsworth, L Adair, S Du, B Popkin. Comparison of Physical Activity and Inactivity Patterns in Chinese and Filipino Youth. Child: Care, Health and Development (2006).

  4. H Blanck, M Serdula, D Jones, P Sharpe, Barbara Ainsworth. Use of Low Carbohydrate, Higher Protein Diets among Americans. Medscape General Medicine (2006).

  5. J Reed, Barbara Ainsworth, D Wilson. Relationship between Neighborhood Sidewalks, Physical Activity and Walking Behaviors. J Phys Act & Health (2006).

  6. M Yore, H Bowles, Barbara Ainsworth, C Macera, H Kohl. Single- Versus Multiple-Item Questions on Occupational Physical Activity. J Phys Act Health (2006).

  7. P Sharpe, M Granner, J Conway, Barbara Ainsworth, J Dobre. Availability of Weight Loss Supplements in a Southeastern City: Results of an Audit of Store Shelves. J Am Dietetic Assoc (2006).

  8. S Dolan, D Williams, C Moore, Barbara Ainsworth, J Shaw. Development and Reproducibility of the Bone Loading History Questionnaire. Med Sci Sports Exerc (2006).

  9. S Griffin, D Wilson, J Buck, S Wilcox, Barbara Ainsworth. Physical Activity Influences in a Disadvantaged African American Community and the Community's Proposed Solutions. Health Promotion Practice (2006).

  10. Book chapter: Ainsworth, Barbara Ellen (Author) ,Coleman, K (Author) . Physical Activity Measurement. Cancer Prevention and Management through Exercise and Weight Control. CRC Press Inc (2006).

  11. Book chapter: Ainsworth, Barbara Ellen (Author) ,LaMonte, M J (Author) ,Reis, J (Author) . Measuring Physical Activity. Measurement and Evaluation (2006).

  12. Barbara Ainsworth. Movement, Mobility and Public Health. Quest (2005).

  13. Barbara Ainsworth, C Tudor-Locke. Health and Physical Activity Research. RQES (2005).

  14. C Macera, S Ham, M Yore, D Jones, C Kimsey, L Neff, H Kohl, Barbara Ainsworth. Physical Activity Prevalence in the United States: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001. Prev Chronic Dis (2005).

  15. C Matthews, Barbara Ainsworth, G Willis, C Hanby, R Pate, C Addy, P Freedson, D Jones, C Macera. Development and Testing of a Short Physical Activity Surveillance Instrument. Med Sci Sports Exerc (2005).

  16. C Tudor-Locke, L Burkett, J Reis, Barbara Ainsworth, C Macera, D Wilson. How Many Days of Pedometer Monitoring Predict Weekly Physical Activity?. Prev Med (2005).

  17. E Fallon, S Wilcox, Barbara Ainsworth. Correlates of Self Efficacy for Physical Activity in African American Women. Women, Health, Gender Based Med (2005).

  18. J Bates, M Serdula, L Kettle Kahn, D Jones, C Gillespie, Barbara Ainsworth. Comparing the Prevalence of Walking Using a Recreational and Total Walking Question: Should Every Step Count?. Am J Prev Med (2005).

  19. J Reis, K DuBose, Barbara Ainsworth, C Macera, M Yore. Reliability and Validity of the Occupational Physical Activity Questionnaire. Med Sci Sports Exerc (2005).

  20. J Sirard, Barbara Ainsworth, K McIver, R Pate. Am J Public Health Prevalence of Active Commuting at Urban and Suburban Elementary Schools in Columbia, SC. Am J Public Health (2005).

  21. J Zhang, R McKeown, J Hussey, S Thompson, J Woods, Barbara Ainsworth. Low HDL Cholesterol Is Associated with Suicide Attempt among Young Healthy Women: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Affect Disord (2005).

  22. M LaMonte, Barbara Ainsworth, J Durstine. Influence of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on the Association between C-Reactive Protein and the Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence in Racially Diverse Women. J Women's Health (2005).

  23. M Yore, S Ham, D Jones, C Macera, Barbara Ainsworth. Occupational Physical Activity: Reliability and Comparison of Activity Levels. J Phys Act Health (2005).

  24. P Dubbert, T Carithers, Barbara Ainsworth, H Taylor, G Wilson, S Wyatt. Physical Activity Assessment Methods in the Jackson Heart Study. Ethn Dis (2005).

  25. S Hooker, D Wilson, S Griffin, Barbara Ainsworth. Social and Safety Related Environmental Perceptions for Physical Activity in African American and White Adults. Prev Chronic Dis (2005).

  26. Book chapter: Ainsworth, Barbara Ellen (Author) . Advice on Graduate Student Mentoring. ACSM Offers Advise for Graduate Students. ACSM (2005).

  27. Book chapter: Ainsworth, Barbara Ellen (Author) ,Levy, S S (Author) . Assessment of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity-Methodological Issues. Health-Enhancing Physical Activity. ICSSPE/CIEPSS (2005).

  28. Sharpe, P, Conway, J, Ainsworth, Barbara. Findings of a Store Audit for Complimentary and Alternative Weight Loss Products (2005).

  29. C Addy, Barbara Ainsworth, K Kirtland, D Wilson, P Sharpe, J Williams, L Neff, D Kimsey. Association of Social and Physical Environmental Supports for Physical Activity and Walking Behaviors. Am J Public Health (2004).

  30. C Tudor-Locke, D Bassett, A Swartz, S Strath, B Parr, J Reis, K DuBose, Barbara Ainsworth. A Preliminary Study of One Year of Pedometer Self-Monitoring. Annals Behav Med (2004).

  31. C Tudor-Locke, K Lind, J Reis, Barbara Ainsworth, C Macera. A Preliminary Evaluation of a Pedometer-Assessed Physical Activity Self-Monitoring Survey. Field Meth (2004).

  32. C Tudor-Locke, S Ham, C Macera, Barbara Ainsworth, K Kirtland, J Reis, B Kimsey. Descriptive Epidemiology of Pedometer-Determined Physical Activity. Med Sci Sport Exerc (2004).

  33. C Van Vrancken, C Bopp, J Reis, K DuBose, K Kirtland, Barbara Ainsworth. The Prevalence of Leisure-Time Physical Activity among Diabetics in South Carolina. S Med J (2004).

  34. D Porter, K Kirtland, M Neet, J Williams, Barbara Ainsworth. Considerations for Using a Geographic Information System to Assess Environmental Supports for Physical Activity. Prev Chronic Dis (2004).

  35. D Wilson, K Kirtland, Barbara Ainsworth, C Addy. Socioeconomic Status and Prceptions of Acess and Sfety for Pysical Activity. Annals Beh Med (2004).

  36. J Reed, Barbara Ainsworth, D Wilson, G Mixon, A Cook. Awareness and Use of Community Walking Trails. Prev Med (2004).

  37. J Reis, H Bowles, K DuBose, S Smith, Barbara Ainsworth. Non-Occupational Physical Activity by Degree of Urbanization and Geographic Region of the United States. Med Sci Sports Exerc (2004).

  38. L Fulk, S Strainer, K DuBose, K Kirtland, Barbara Ainsworth. Physical Activity among South Carolinians with Arthritis. J SC Med Assoc (2004).

  39. M Irwin, Barbara Ainsworth. Physical Activity Interventions Following Cancer Diagnosis: Methodologic Challenges to Delivery and Assessment. Cancer Invest (2004).

  40. M Whitt, C Tudor-Locke, M Irwin, Barbara Ainsworth. Walking Patterns in a Sample of African American, Native American and Caucasian Women: The Cross-Cultural Activity Participation Study. Health Educ Beh (2004).

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Presentations

  1. Ainsworth, Barbara Making Sense of Physical Activity Recommendations. Southwest American College of Sports Medicine, Tutorial Session. (Nov 2006).
  2. Ainsworth, Barbara Physical Activity and the Environment: Innovative Surveillance Strategies. CDC International Congress on Physical Activity and Health. (Apr 2006).
  3. Ainsworth, Barbara Progress in the Assessment of Physical Activity for Studies of Health. Research Consortium Raymond Weiss Lecture, AAHPERD. (Apr 2006).
  4. Ainsworth, Barbara The Road to Wellness: Moving toward Better Health. Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference. (Mar 2006).
  5. Kruger, J, Bowles, H, Jones, D, Ainsworth, Barbara Health-Related Quality of Life and Non-Occupational Physical Activity in adults (>18 years) - National Physical Activity and Weight Loss Survey, 2002. Am Public Health Assoc Annual Meeting. (Dec 2005).
  6. Ainsworth, Barbara Assessment of Physical Activity. Preventive Nutrition and Physical Activity Unit. (Nov 2005).
  7. Ainsworth, Barbara Assessment of Walking Using Questionnaires. Southwest American College of Sports Medicine. (Nov 2005).
  8. Ainsworth, Barbara Assessment of Walking in Epidemiological Surveys. National Walking Conference. (Oct 2005).
  9. Ainsworth, Barbara Self Report of Physical Activity: Considerations for Studying and Measuring Physical Activity in Women. 2005 Physical Activity and Public Health 8-Day Workshop. (Sep 2005).
  10. Ainsworth, Barbara Overview of METs Their Use in Research and Rehabilitation Settings. 2005 AAHPERD Annual Meeting. (Apr 2005).
  11. Ham, S, Macera, C, Ainsworth, Barbara Reliability and Validity of a Survey Question about Television Viewing. National BRFSS Conference. (Mar 2005).
  12. Ainsworth, Barbara Physical Inactivity Is A Public Health Problem - What Can We Do?. Community Lecture. (Feb 2005).
  13. Ainsworth, Barbara Physical Activity and Maintenance of Body Weight Across the Lifespan. (Feb 2005).
  14. Ainsworth, Barbara Environmental Supports for Physical Activity - US Findings from the International Physical Activity Prevalence Study. College of Health Sciences. (Feb 2005).
  15. Ainsworth, Barbara Physical Activity and Public Health. Nevada Public Health Association Annual Meeting. (Dec 2004).
  16. Blanck, H, Serdula, M, Gillespie, C, Kettel Khan, L, Galuska, D, Bish, C, Ainsworth, Barbara Prevalence and Correlates of Low-Carbohydrate Diet Use among Americans. North American Association for the Study of Obesity's 2004 Annual Scientific Meeting. (Nov 2004).
  17. Ainsworth, Barbara Considerations for the Assessment of Physical Activity to Determine Dose-Response Patterns in Exercise Studies. Southwest ACSM Meeting. (Oct 2004).
  18. Ainsworth, Barbara Assessment of Physical Activity in Studies of Physical Activity and Health. 2004 Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology Annual Meeting. (Oct 2004).
  19. Ainsworth, Barbara Movement and Mobility Influences on Public Health. American Academy of Physical Education and Kinesiology Annual Meeting. (Sep 2004).
  20. Ainsworth, Barbara Self Report of Physical Activity: Considerations for Studying and Measuring Physical Activity in Women. 2004 Physical Activity and Public Health 8-Day Workshop. (Sep 2004).
  21. Sallis, J, Ainsworth, Barbara, Bowles, H, Bull, F, Bauman, A An International Study of the Association of Physical Environmental Variables with Physical Activity. International Congress on Behavioral Medicine. (Aug 2004).
  22. Gapstur, S, Lopez, P, Colangelo, L, Ainsworth, Barbara, Hendrick, R Physical Activity and Percent Breast Density among Latino Women. National Cancer Institutes 12th SPORE Investigators' Workshop. (Jul 2004).
  23. Ainsworth, Barbara Ethnic Disparities in Physical Activity: A Call for Tailored Physical Activity Intervention Programs. University of Kansas Medical Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Series. (Jun 2004).
  24. Ainsworth, Barbara Assessment of Physical Activity in Epidemiology Studies. UCSD-SDSU San Diego Epidemiology Exchange. (May 2004).
  25. Ainsworth, Barbara Conducting and Evaluating Physical Activity Interventions with Women: Issues and Controversies. 2004 AAHPERD Annual Meeting. (Mar 2004).
  26. Ainsworth, Barbara Physical Activity and its Role in Stemming the Obesity Epidemic. Southern California Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Alhambra, CA. (Mar 2004).
  27. Ainsworth, Barbara Women's Cardiovascular Network. Physical Activity among Women from Diverse Racial/Ethnic Groups: Results from the Women's Cardiovascular Health Network. 2003 APHA Annual Meeting. (Nov 2003).
  28. Ainsworth, Barbara Assessment of Physical Activity in Cancer Studies. (Oct 2003).
  29. Wilson, D, Kirtland, K, Ainsworth, Barbara, Addy, C Cross Cultural Comparisons of Socioeconomic Status and Environmental Supports for Physical Activity. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. (Jul 2003).
  30. Ainsworth, Barbara Physical Activity and Fitness in Middle-Age Adults. Puijo Scientific Congress. (Jun 2003).
  31. Yore, M, Kimsey, C, Ham, S, Jones, D, Neff, L, Macera, C, Ainsworth, Barbara Validation of an Occupational Physical Activity Question. 2003 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. (May 2003).
  32. Tudor-Locke, C, Ainsworth, Barbara, Adair, L, Du, S, Popkin, B Physical Activity and Inactivity in Chinese School-Aged Youth: The China Health and Nutrition Survey. 2003 ACSM Annual Meeting. (May 2003).
  33. Whitt, M, DuBose, K, Ainsworth, Barbara, Tudor-Locke, C Walking Patterns in a Tri-Ethnic Sample of Women: The Cross-Cultural Activity Participation Study. 2003 ACSM Meeting. (May 2003).
  34. Ainsworth, Barbara Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Obesity. (Apr 2003).
  35. Wilson, D, Ainsworth, Barbara Socioeconomic Status and Perceptions of Access and Safety for Physical Activity. 2003 Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. (Mar 2003).
  36. Ainsworth, Barbara Development of a Questionnaire to Assess Environmental Supports for Physical Activity. Symposium on Physical Activity and the Environment. (Jan 2003).
  37. Ainsworth, Barbara Development of a BRFSS Module to Assess Perceptions of Environmental Supports for Physical Activity. (Dec 2002).
  38. Ainsworth, Barbara Physical Activity and Public Health. Focus on the Environment. (Oct 2002).
  39. Ainsworth, Barbara Physical Education in the 21st Century. Department of Kinesiology Honor Lecture. (Oct 2002).
  40. Ainsworth, Barbara Assessment of Physical Activity. International Society for Behavioral Science. (Aug 2002).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen * . Pedometer-Based Activity Assessment Pilot project. McKing (11/15/2013 - 9/27/2014).
  2. Ohri-Vachaspati,Punam * , Ohri-Vachaspati,Punam * , Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen , Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen , Szalacha,Laura A. , . Impact of Environmental Changes on Children's BMI and Behaviors: A Panel Study. RUTGERS UNIV (6/1/2012 - 7/31/2014).
  3. Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen * . Energy cost of household activities. PROCTOR & GAMBLE (4/1/2011 - 12/31/2011).
  4. Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen * Gaesser,Glenn Alan . 2010 Revision of the Compendium of Physical Activities. HHS-NIH-NCI (8/19/2009 - 2/18/2011).
  5. Keller,Colleen Sue * , Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen , Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen , Belyea,Michael John , Mays,Mary Z , Records,Kathryn Ann , . Madres para la Salud (Mothers for Health). HHS-NIH-NINR (8/6/2009 - 5/31/2013).
  6. Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen * . Evaluation of Technogym Accelerometer. TECHNOGYM (12/15/2008 - 6/15/2009).
  7. Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen * . Lifestyle Activity Trial. PHILIPS RESEARCH (9/8/2008 - 12/31/2008).
  8. Ainsworth,Barbara Ellen * Pettee,Kelley K . 3rd Annual Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference: From Research to Practice. HHS-NIH-NHLBI (12/21/2007 - 12/20/2009).

* principal investigator

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