Amanda Paluch

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Amanda Paluch
Assistant Professor
Life Sciences Laboratories (LSL) S317


The Ohio State University, B.S.; University of South Carolina, PhD; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Postdoctoral Fellowship

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Physical Activity and Fitness Epidemiology; Physical Behavior Measurement, Wearables, Chronic Disease Prevention

Research Description: 

I am a physical activity epidemiologist and kinesiologist with a focus on advancing the measurement of physical activity. I have expertise in applying physical activity and fitness measurement in the setting of observational epidemiologic studies or as a tool for interventions. My research focuses on developing wearable sensor technologies targeting populations at high risk or at early stages of chronic disease.

My long term goal is to reduce the burden of chronic diseases through technology-assisted physical activity interventions that can be disseminated through clinicians and/or population level efforts.

Publication List: 

PubMed Search Link

Key Publications: 

Paluch AE, Pool LR, Isakova T, Lewis CE, Mehta R, Schreiner PJ, Sidney S, Wolf M, Carnethon MR. Association of Fitness with Racial Disparities in Chronic Kidney Disease. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Jul;57(1):68-76

Paluch AE, Shook RP, Hand GA, O'Connor DP, Wilcox S, Drenowatz C, Baruth M, Burgess S, Blair SN. The Influence of Life Events and Psychological Stress on Objectively Measured Physical Activity: A 12-Month Longitudinal Study. J Phys Act Health. 2018 May 1;15(5):374-382.

Powell KE, Paluch AE, Blair SN. Physical activity for health: What kind? How much? How intense? On top of what? Ann Rev Public Health. Apr 2011; 32: 349-65.