Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Liza Rovniak, MS, PhD, MPH

Liza Rovniak, MS, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
lur12@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Health
  • Exercise
  • Walking
  • Population
  • Workplace
  • Resistance Training
  • Primary Health Care
  • Demography
  • Social Support
  • Guidelines
  • Medicine
  • Health Behavior

Recent Publications

2018

Bopp, MJ, Sims, D, Matthews, SA, Rovniak, L, Poole, E & Colgan, J 2018, 'Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Active Lions: A Campaign to Promote Active Travel to a University Campus', American Journal of Health Promotion, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 536-545. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117117694287
Sims, D, Matthews, SA, Bopp, MJ, Rovniak, L & Poole, E 2018, 'Predicting discordance between perceived and estimated walk and bike times among university faculty, staff, and students', Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 691-705. https://doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2018.1427814

2017

Rovniak, L & King, AC 2017, Developing sustainable walking interventions: Integrating behavioural, ecological and systems science to promote population health. in Transport and Sustainability. Transport and Sustainability, vol. 9, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 249-273. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2044-994120170000009015
Sciamanna, C, Smyth, JM, Doerksen, SE, Richard, BR, Kraschnewski, J, Mowen, AJ, Hickerson, BD, Rovniak, L, Lehman, EB & Yang, C 2017, 'Physical Activity Mode and Mental Distress in Adulthood', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 85-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.09.014
George, D, Rovniak, L, Dillon, J & Snyder, G 2017, 'The Role of Nutrition-related Initiatives in Addressing Community Health Needs Assessments', American Journal of Health Education, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 58-63. https://doi.org/10.1080/19325037.2016.1250019
Cho, J, Freivalds, A & Rovniak, L 2017, 'Utilizing anthropometric data to improve the usability of desk bikes, and influence of desk bikes on reading and typing performance', Applied Ergonomics, vol. 60, pp. 128-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.11.003
Sciamanna, C, Mowen, AJ, Kraschnewski, J, Smyth, JM, Rovniak, L, Conroy, DE, Kearcher, K, Redman, C, Silvis, M, Auer, B, Wang, M, Lehman, E & Messina, D 2017, 'Why just exercise if you can play? Interest in a modified sports program to enhance physical activity among primary care patients' Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 8, pp. 273-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.10.009

2016

Bopp, MJ, Sims, D, Colgan, J, Rovniak, L, Matthews, SA & Poole, E 2016, 'An examination of workplace influences on active commuting in a sample of university employees', Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 387-391. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0000000000000337
Rovniak, L, Kong, L, Hovell, MF, Ding, D, Sallis, JF, Ray, CA, Kraschnewski, J, Matthews, SA, Kiser, E, Chinchilli, V, George, D & Sciamanna, C 2016, 'Engineering Online and In-Person Social Networks for Physical Activity: A Randomized Trial', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 885-897. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-016-9814-8
Rovniak, L, Sciamanna, C, George, D, Bopp, MJ, Kong, L & Ding, D 2016, 'Interest in using workplace energy expenditure devices among primary care patients', Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 96-101. https://doi.org/10.1177/2150131915624892
Kraschnewski, J, Sciamanna, C, Poger, JM, Rovniak, L, Lehman, EB, Cooper, A, Ballentine, N & Ciccolo, JT 2016, 'Is strength training associated with mortality benefits? A 15 year cohort study of US older adults', Preventive Medicine, vol. 87, pp. 121-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.02.038
Bopp, MJ, Sims, D, Matthews, SA, Rovniak, L, Poole, E & Colgan, J 2016, 'ThereÎ│s an app for that: development of a smartphone app to promote active travel to a college campus', Journal of Transport and Health, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 305-314. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2016.02.007

2015

George, D, Rovniak, L, Kraschnewski, J, Hanson, R & Sciamanna, C 2015, 'A growing opportunity: Community gardens affiliated with US hospitals and academic health centers' Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 2, pp. 35-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2014.12.003

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