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Professional information

Elected Member, National Academy of Kinesiology

Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)

Fellow, The Obesity Society (FTOS)

Research interests

Dr. Kathryn Schmitz is a leading researcher in exercise oncology - the use of exercise in cancer prevention, control and survivorship.

Dr. Schmitz, who has led many exercise trials and translated her work into clinical practice, has published more than 240 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has had $25 million in funding for her research since 2001.

She was the lead author of the first American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Roundtable on Exercise for Cancer Survivors, which published guidance for exercise testing and prescription for cancer survivors in July 2010.

In March 2018, Dr. Schmitz chaired an International Multidisciplinary ACSM Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer Prevention and Control, at which physicians, outpatient rehabilitation specialists, researchers and exercise professionals in the room broadly agreed that the field of exercise oncology needs to be elevated further. Dr. Schmitz’s professional mission is to determine how to do so.

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, MPH, University of Minnesota

… → 1999

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, PhD, University of Minnesota

… → 1998

Exercise Physiology, MSEd, Queens College

… → 1994

Economics, BA, University of North Carolina

… → 1984

External positions

President, American College of Sports Medicine

Jun 2018May 2019

Chair, Obesity and Cancer Section, The Obesity Society



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