Dr. Dondzila - Research


Relationships between physical activity, chronic diseases, and physical functioning

Mediating factors to physical activity adoption and maintenance

Physical activity measurement technologies



  1. Dondzila, C.J. and Van Doren, E. (2019). An Interdisciplinary Framework for Impacting Older Adults’ Health and Physical Activity. Iris Journal of Nursing and Care. 2(2). 
  2. Dondzila, C.J. and Glass, S. (2019). Currency for Retirement: Investing in Physical Capital. American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal. 23(5): 34-38. 
  3. Dondzila, C.J., Lewis, C.A, Lopez, J.R.*, Parker, T.M. (2018). Congruent Accuracy of Wrist-Worn Activity Trackers During Controlled and Free-Living Conditions. International Journal of Exercise. 11(7): 575-584. 
  4. Dondzila, C.J., Perry, C., and Bornstein, D. (2017). Enhancing support for physical activity in older adults: A public health call to action. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 0(0): 1-4. 
  5. Dondzila, C.J. & Garner D.P. (2016). Comparative accuracy of fitness tracking modalities in quantifying energy expenditure. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 40(6): 325-329.
  6. Dondzila, C.J., Swartz, A.M., Keenan, K.G., Harley, A.E., Azen, R., and Strath, S.J. (2016). Translating exercise interventions to an in-home setting for seniors: preliminary impact on physical activity and function. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 28(6): 1227-1235.
  7. Dondzila, C.J., Swartz, A.M., Azen, R., and Strath, S.J. (2014). Geospatial Relationships between Awareness and Utilization of Community Exercise Resources and Physical Activity Levels in Older Adults. Journal of Aging Research, Article ID 302690
  8. Dondzila, C.J., Cieslik, L.J., Swartz, A.M., Tarima, S.S., Gennuso, K.P., Lenz, E.K., and Strath, S.J. (2014). Dose-Response Walking Activity and Physical Function in Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23(2): 194-199.
  9. Dondzila, C.J., Swartz, A.M., Miller, N.E., Lenz, E.K., and Strath, S.J. (2012). Validity of Uploadable Pedometers in Laboratory, Overground, and Free-Living Conditions in Young and Older Adults.  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9: 143. 
  10. Strath, S.J., Greenwald, M.J., Isaacs, R., Hart, T.L., Lenz, E.K., Dondzila, C.J. and Swartz, A.M. (2012). Measured and perceived environmental characteristics are related to accelerometer defined physical activity in older adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9:40.

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