Anna L Schwartz
Anna Schwartz, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and co-Director of the
Research Core for the Center for American Indian Resilience. Her program of
research focuses on cancer survivorship and physical activity. Her research is
a blend of her life experiences in bicycle racing, health promotion and cancer
care and has been funded by NIH, Department of Defense, Oncology Nursing
Society and industry. Dr. Schwartz has
worked closely with the YMCA in their development of LIVESTRONG at the
YMCA, a cancer survivor exercise program. She co-chaired the American College
of Sports Medicine roundtable to develop exercise guidelines for cancer
survivors and is a member of the American Cancer Society Nutrition and Physical
Activity board and holds other leadership positions. Dr. Schwartz has received numerous
awards from national organizations including the 2012 Rose Mary Carol Johnson
Oncology Nursing Society award for writing. Since 1999, she has served as a
reviewer for over 20 scholarly journals including Research In Nursing &
Health, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Medicine & Science In Sports
& Exercise. She mentors students and faculty in their research and teaches
in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. She is an avid horsewoman and
cyclist, and has set three world records in cycling.
of Florida, Gainesville, FL
of Florida, Gainesville, FL
State University, Tallahassee, FL
State University, Tempe, AZ
of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Schwartz, A.L., Biddle, M., & deHeer, HD. Randomized trial of exercise and on
online recovery too to improve rehabilitation outcomes of cancer survivors. Physician &
Sports Medicine. Accepted for publication 2015.
Heston, A., Schwartz,
AL, Justice-Gardner, H, Hohman, KH. Addressing the Physical Activity Needs of
Cancer Survivors by Developing a Nationally Disseminated Community-Based
Exercise Program: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. Clinical Journal of
Oncology Nursing. Accepted for publication April 2015.
Leo, CL, Schwartz, A. Exercise effects on hip bone mineral density in older,
postmenopausal breast cancer survivors are age dependent. Arch Osteoporos. 2012
Winters-Stone, K.M., Schwartz, A.L., et al A prospective models of care for
breast cancer rehabilitation: Bone Health and Arthralgia in breast cancer
survivors. (2012). Cancer. Article
published online: 6 APR 2012
Rock, C. L., Doyle,
C., Demark-Wahnefried, W., Meyerhardt, J., Courneya, K. S., Schwartz, A. L.,
Bandera, E. V., Hamilton, K. K., Grant, B., McCullough, M., Byers, T. and
Gansler, T. (2012), Nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer
survivors. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 62: 242–274.
Kushi LH, Doyle C, McCullough M, Rock CL, Demark-Wahnefried W, Bandera EV, Gapstur S, Patel AV, Andrews K,
Gansler T; American Cancer Society 2010 Nutrition and Physical Activity
Guidelines Advisory Committee. American Cancer Society Guidelines on nutrition
and physical activity for cancer prevention: reducing the risk of cancer with
healthy food choices and physical activity. CA Cancer J Clin.
2012 Jan-Feb;62(1):30-67. doi: 10.3322/caac.20140.
Mortality, Accelerated Aging and Cardiopulmonary function in breast cancer
survivorship, (2012) Journal of Clinical Oncology. Editorial.
Schwartz, A.L., Matthews, C.E., Courneya, K.S., Schmitz, K.H. Implementing
the exercise guidelines for cancer survivors. J. Supportive Oncology. 2012
Schwartz, A.L. Nail, L.M.(2010). A review of exercise interventions to improve
bone health in adult cancer survivors. J. Cancer Surviv Apr 7: 187-201.
Schmitz, PhD, K.H.,
Courneya, K.S., Matthews, C, Demark-Wahnefried, W., Galvão, D.A.Pinto, B.M., Irwin, M.L., Wolin, K.Y., Segal,
R.J., Lucia, A., Schneider, C.M., von
Gruenigen, V.E., Schwartz, A.L.(2010). American College of
Sports Medicine Roundtable on Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors, Med
Sci Sport Ex 42(7):1409-1426.
(2009). Effects of 12-month Randomized controlled trial of Aerobic or
Resistance Exercise During and Following Cancer Treatment in Women. Physician
& Sports Medicine, 3, 1-6.
Bennett JA, Nail L, Schwartz A. (2008) Strength, physical activity and age
predict fatigue in older breast cancer survivors. Oncol Nurs Forum.
Schwartz, A.L. Winters, K., Gallucci, B. (2007) Exercise
effects on bone mineral density in premenopausal & postmenopausal women
with breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. Oncol Nurs Forum,
Schwartz, A.L., Thompson, J.T., Masood, N. (2002).
Interferon Induced fatigue In Melanoma: A pilot study of exercise and
methylphenidate. Oncology Nursing Forum 29,7 web feature.
Schwartz, A.L., Mori, M., Gao, R, Nail, L.M., King, B., & Madsen, S.
(2001). Exercise Reduces Daily Fatigue
in Women with Breast Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy. Med Sci Sport Ex,
Schwartz, A.L. (2000). Exercise and weight gain in breast cancer
patients receiving chemotherapy. Cancer
Practice, 8, 231-237.
Schwartz, A.L. (1999). Fatigue mediates the effects of exercise on
quality of life in women with breast cancer. Quality of Life Research,
Schwartz, A.L. (1998). Patterns of exercise and fatigue in
physically active cancer survivors. Oncology
Nursing Forum, 25, 485-491.
Schwartz, A.L. (1998).
Effects of exercise on the pattern of daily fatigue in women with breast
cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 25,
- NIH 1U54CA143925; Huenneke (PI); 09/2014-08/31/2019
The Partnership for
Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP)
The mission is to alleviate the unequal
burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through research,
training and outreach programs that are collaborative with the communities they
serve. NACP is collaboration between Northern Arizona University and theArizona Cancer Center.
Physical activity and cancer
among Native American cancer survivor.
- NIH 1P20MD006872; Sanderson (PI); 3/2013-2/2017
of Excellence (P20): Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR)
CAIR is a
collaborative effort between Northern Arizona University, University of
Arizona, Diné College and American Indian (AI) communities to promote health
and document models and meanings of individual, family and community
Role: co-Director Research Core
- 2012- Rose Mary Carol Johnson Oncology
Nursing Society Distinguished Award
- 2006- Barrett Lectureship, Baylor
University College of Medicine
- 2006- Malasanos Lectureship, University
- 2005- Alumnus of the Year, University
- 2003- National Team Member, Bristol
Meyers Squibb Tour of Hope (7-day bicycle ride Los Angeles to Washington DC with
Lance Armstrong to raise awareness for cancer research).
- 2002- Fellow American Academy of
- 2001- New Investigator Award, American
Cancer Society/Oncology Nursing Society