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Katya Herman

Associate Professor

Office: CK 164.11
E-mail: katya.herman@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-3187
Fax: 306-585-4854
Website: http://www2.uregina.ca/khs/pa-epi-lab/

Current classes
KIN 170 (Lifestyle, Health & Wellness), KIN 278 (Intro. Health Promotion), KIN 381AA (Intro Epidemiology); KHS 871 (Epidemiology)

Research interests
Physical activity, sendentary behaviour and obesity epidemiology.

Dr. Katya Herman joined the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies as an Assistant Professor in 2013. Her academic background includes a BSc in Biochemistry (McMaster), MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology (Saskatchewan), PhD in Kinesiology and Health Studies (Physical Activity Epidemiology) (Queen's), and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Epidemiology and in Kinesiology (McGill). Dr. Herman is a member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, and the Canadian Obesity Network.

Dr. Herman's research interests are focused around physical activity, sedentary behaviour and obesity epidemiology. Her research has covered the lifespan from children to adults to older adults, examining the inter-relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and obesity, and associations with both health-related quality of life and cardiometabolic outcomes.

Opportunities exist for highly qualified graduate students with interests in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and/or obesity in various populations, and associations with health outcomes. Students will develop expertise in areas related to epidemiology and population health. Prospective students should make contact early, and will be encouraged to apply to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and other agencies that provide support for research trainees (Sept/Oct deadlines for the following Fall).

Recent Publications

Herman KM, Hopman WM, Sabiston CM.  (in press) Physical activity, screen time and self-rated health and mental health in Canadian adolescents.  Prev Med.

Herman KM, Chaput JP, Sabiston CM, Mathieu ME, Tremblay A, Paradis G. (in press) Combined physical activity-sedentary behaviour associations with indices of adiposity in 8-10 year old children. J Phys Act Health.

Herman KM, Sabiston CM, Mathieu ME, Tremblay A, Paradis G.  (2015)  Correlates of sedentary behaviour in 8- to 10-year-old children at elevated risk of obesity.  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.  40(1):10-19.

Herman KM, Sabiston CM, Mathieu ME, Tremblay A, Paradis G.  (2014)  Sedentary behavior in a cohort of 8- to 10-year-old children at elevated risk of obesity.  Prev Med. 60:115-20.

Herman KM, Carver TE, Christou NV, Andersen RE. (2014) Description and correlates of physical activity and sitting time in bariatric surgery patients 1 to 16 years post-surgery.  Clin Obes.  4(5):267-76.

Herman KM, Carver TE, Christou NV, Andersen RE.  (2014)  Keeping the weight off:  Physical activity, sitting time and weight-loss maintenance in bariatric surgery patients 2 to 16 years post-surgery.  Obes Surg.  24(7):1064.

Herman KM, Paradis G, Mathieu ME, O'Loughlin J, Tremblay A, Lambert M.  (2014) Association between accelerometer-measured physical activity intensities and sedentary time in 8-10 year old children. Ped Exerc Sci.  26(1):76-85.

Herman KM, Sabiston CM, Tremblay A, Paradis G. (2014) Self-rated health in children at risk for obesity: Associations of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and BMI. J Phys Act Health. 11(3):543-52.

Herman KM, Hopman WM, Rosenberg MW. (2013) Self-rated health and life satisfaction among Canadian adults: Associations of perceived weight status versus BMI.  Qual Life Res. 22(10):2693-705.

Herman KM, Hopman WM, VanDenKerkhof E, Rosenberg MW. (2012) Physical activity, weight status and health-related quality of life in Canadian adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 44(4):625-636.

Herman KM, Hopman WM, Craig CL. (2011) Sex differences in the association of youth BMI to adult health-related quality of life: The Physical Activity Longitudinal Study. Can J Public Health. 102(1):42-46.

Herman KM, Hopman WM, Craig CL. (2010) Are youth BMI and physical activity associated with better or worse than expected health-related quality of life in adulthood? The Physical Activity Longitudinal Study. Qual Life Res. 19(3):339-349.

Herman KM, Craig CL, Gauvin L, Katzmarzyk PT. (2009) Tracking of obesity and physical activity from childhood to adulthood: The Physical Activity Longitudinal Study. Int J Pediatr Obes. 4(4):281-288.

Katzmarzyk PT, Herman KM. (2007) The role of physical activity and fitness in the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome.  Current Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 1(3):228-236.

Herman KM, Ardern CI, Mason C, Brien SE, Katzmarzyk PT. (2007) Trends in physical activity research in Canada. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.  32(3):400-408.


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