Pamela Swan

ABC1 Room 225
Phoenix
Assoc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Pamela D. Swan has been at ASU for 27 years. She is an associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Solutions. Swan is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a fellow of the The Obesity Society. She studies the physiological effects of exercise on obesity and chronic disease. She received the ASU's Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award in 2014. 

Swan's research focus has been to study the physiological effects of exercise and diet on obesity and chronic lifestyle diseases. Recently her 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 (i.e., bariatric surgery).

Education

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

Publications

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

  • Wherry S(2), DerAnanian C, Swan PD (2019). "Feasibility of a home-based balance intervention in middle-aged women using Wii Fit Plus®" Journal of Physical Activity & Health.16(9):736-744. doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0265.
  • 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).

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
EXW 325 Fitness for Life
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth&Disease
HEP 410 Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 510 Obesity Persp and Prescip
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
NTR 799 Dissertation
EXW 799 Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
NTR 799 Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
EXW 302 Fundamentals of Wellness
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 535 Adv Exercise & Prescription
NTR 792 Research
NTR 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
CHS 492 Honors Directed Study
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 692 Research
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
EXW 792 Research
NTR 799 Dissertation
EXW 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
EXW 410 Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 598 Special Topics
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
EXW 284 EXW PreInternship
KIN 484 Internship
EXW 484 Internship
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 535 Adv Exercise & Prescription
EXW 590 Reading and Conference
EXW 592 Research
EXW 599 Thesis
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
EXW 284 EXW PreInternship
EXW 410 Obesity Persp and Prescip
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 494 Special Topics
KIN 494 Special Topics
EXW 584 Internship
EXW 590 Reading and Conference
EXW 595 Continuing Registration
EXW 598 Special Topics
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
EXW 410 Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 595 Continuing Registration
EXW 598 Special Topics
EXW 599 Thesis
NTR 692 Research
NTR 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 592 Research
EXW 595 Continuing Registration
EXW 599 Thesis
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
EXW 410 Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 492 Honors Directed Study
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 584 Internship
EXW 590 Reading and Conference
EXW 592 Research
EXW 593 Applied Project
EXW 595 Continuing Registration
EXW 597 Capstone Project
EXW 598 Special Topics
EXW 599 Thesis
EXW 692 Research
EXW 792 Research
EXW 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
EXW 410 Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 599 Thesis
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 535 Adv Exercise & Prescription
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
EXW 410 Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 598 Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 535 Adv Exercise & Prescription