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Catrine Tudor-Locke

Professor, Associate Dean of Research in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences

I am a walking behavior researcher and am a recognized world leader in objective physical activity assessment and promotion, specifically focused on pedometer or accelerometer-determined ambulatory activity captured as steps/day across the lifespan. I am a trained program evaluator and adult educator focused on practical applications in objective monitoring measurement and intervention. I have also published on clinical vs. free-living gait analysis, including interpretation of cadence as a simple indicator of ambulatory patterns. I have also published work documenting the relationship between time spent in sedentary behavior and relatively low ambulatory activity, measured as steps/day.

Learn more at www.umass.edu/sphhs/person/faculty/catrine-tudor-locke

Academic Background

  • BA University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 1985, Physical Education
  • MSc Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1992, Kinesiology
  • PhD University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2000, Health Studies
  • Postdoctoral training University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2001, Public Health
Tudor-Locke, C., Schuna Jr., J.M., Han, H., Aguiar, E.J., Green, M.A., Busa, M.A., Larrivee, S., & Johnson, W.D. Step-based physical activity metrics and cardiometabolic risk: NHANES 2005-06, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 2016 (in press)
Lim, J., Schuna, J.M., Jr., Busa, M.A., Umberger, B.R., Katzmarzyk, P.T., Van Emmerik, R.E.A., & Tudor-Locke, C. Allometrically scaled children’s clinical and free-living ambulatory behavior. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 2016 (in press)
Shephard, R.J. & Tudor-Locke, C. (editors). The Objective Monitoring of Physical Activity: Contributions of Accelerometry to Epidemiology, Exercise Science and Rehabilitation.2016, Spring International Publishing. 10.1007/978-3-319-29577-0
Tudor-Locke, C., Craig, C.L., Thyfault, J.P., & Spence, J.C. A step-defined sedentary lifestyle index: < 5,000 steps/day. Applied Physiology Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2013; 38(2):100-14.
Tudor-Locke, C., & Rowe, D.A. Using cadence to study free-living ambulatory behavior. Sports Medicine, 2012; 42(5):381-398.
Contact Info

Department of Kinesiology
111 Totman Building
30 Eastman Lane
Amherst, MA 01003

(413) 577-4702