Sarah Camhi’s educational and research training as a clinical exercise physiologist and physical activity epidemiologist has given her a unique perspective on examining the associations between lifestyle behaviors, obesity, and cardiometabolic risk.
More specifically, her research has examined the role of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and/or diet in modifying cardiometabolic risk within obese individuals across the lifespan. Professor Camhi’s current research explores barriers and challenges related to participation in exercise prescription programs from health care providers for urban populations.
- Fitness and health assessment
- Physical activity programming for children in community-based and school settings
- Community engaged research
- Physical activity epidemiology
- Obesity and cardiometabolic risk epidemiology
- Exercise is medicine
- Exercise prescription use
- Member, STEM Diversity Committee, University of San Francisco
- Member, GoUSF Committee, University of San Francisco
- Faculty Co-Advisor, Exercise is Medicine on Campus, University of San Francisco
- Member-at-Large, Abstracts and Awards, Southwest American College of Sports Medicine
- Member, Exercise is Medicine Education Committee, American College of Sports Medicine
- Member, Pronouncements Committee, American College of Sports Medicine
- University of Maryland, PhD in Kinesiology (Physical Activity Epidemiology)
- University of Queensland, MS in Exercise Management (Clinical Exercise Physiology)
- University of Michigan, BS in Kinesiology
- Associate Professor of Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Awards & Distinctions
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2015
Fellow of the American Heart Association, 2014
Innovation in Community Engaged Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2014
Camhi, S.M., Debordes-Jackson, G*. Andrews, J.*, Lindsay, A., Troped, P.J., Wright, J., Hayman, L.H., (2021) Socioecological Factors Associated with an Urban Exercise Prescription Program for Under-Resourced Women: A Mixed Methods Community-Engaged Research Project. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(16), 8726.
Camhi SM, Must A, Gona PN, Hankinson A, Odegaard A, Reis J, Gunderson EP, Jacobs DR, Carnethon MR. Int J Obes (Lond). Duration and stability of metabolically healthy obesity over 30 years. 2019 Sep;43(9):1803-1810.
Young DR, Hivert MF, Alhassan S, Camhi SM, Ferguson JF, Katzmarzyk PT, Lewis CE, Owen N, Perry CK, Siddique J, Yong CM. Sedentary Behavior and Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association. Physical Activity Committee of the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; and Stroke Council. Circulation. 2016 Sep 27;134(13):e262-79.
Camhi SM, Crouter SE, Hayman LL, Must A, Lichtenstein AH. Lifestyle Behaviors in Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Overweight and Obese Women: A Preliminary Study. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 18;10(9):e0138548.
Camhi SM, Katzmarzyk PT, Broyles S, Church TS, Hankinson AL, Carnethon MR, Sternfeld B, Lewis CE. Association of metabolic risk with longitudinal physical activity and fitness: coronary artery risk development in young adults (CARDIA). Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2013 Jun;11(3):195-204.