Garber, Carol Ewing (ceg2140)

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Garber, Carol Ewing
Professor of Movement Sciences
Director, Graduate Program in Applied Physiology
Biobehavioral Sciences

1058 Thndk

Office Hours:
By appointment.

Educational Background

Scholarly Interests

  • The role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
  • Community and clinical interventions to promote physical activity.
  • Promotion of physical activity in young, low income children and their families
  • Novel delivery systems for providing clinical exercise physiology interventions
  • Physical Activity in older adults

Selected Publications


1. Garber CE, Greaney ML, Riebe D, Nigg C, Burbank PM, Clark PG.  Sociodemographic, Psychological and Behavioral Factors are Associated with Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. BMC Geriatr. 2010 Feb 3;10:6. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2835714 (M.Greaney and D. Riebe contributed equally to this work)

2.  Eidsdttir SP, Kristjnsson AL, Sigfsdttir ID, Garber CE, Allegrante JP. Trends in body mass index among Icelandic adolescents and young adults from 1992 to 2007. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2010 May;7(5):2191-207. Epub 2010 May4. PubMed PMID: 20623019; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2898044. *

3. Emmons RR, Garber CE, Cirnigliaro CM, Moyer JM, Kirshblum SC, Galea MD, Spungen AM, Bauman WA. The influence of visceral fat on the postprandial lipemic  response in men with paraplegia. J Am Coll Nutr. 2010 Oct;29(5):476-81. PubMed PMID: 21504974. *

4. Emmons RR, Garber CE, Cirnigliaro CM, Kirshblum SC, Spungen AM, Bauman WA. Assessment of measures for abdominal adiposity in persons with spinal cord injury. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2011 May;37(5):734-41. Epub 2011 Mar 25.PubMed PMID: 21439716. *

5.  Layton AM, Garber CE, Thomashow BM, Gerardo RE, Emmert-Aronson BO, Armstrong HF, Basner RC, Jellen P, Bartels MN. Exercise ventilatory kinematics in endurance trained and untrained men and women. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2011 Sep 15;178(2):223-9. Epub 2011 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 21708294. *

6. Garber CE, Blissmer B, Deschenes MR, Franklin BA, Lamonte MJ, Lee IM, Nieman DC, Swain DP. .American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Quantity and quality of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, and neuromotor fitness in apparently healthy adults: guidance for prescribing exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Jul;43(7):1334-59.PubMed PMID: 21694556

7. Layton AM, Garber CE, Basner RC, Bartels MN. An assessment of pulmonary function testing and ventilatory kinematics by optoelectronic plethysmography.Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2011 Sep;31(5):333-6. doi:10.1111/j.1475-097X.2011.01028.x. Epub 2011 May 29. Review. PubMed PMID: 21771250. *

8. Armstrong HF, Garber CE, Bartels MN. Exercise testing parameters associated with post lung transplant mortality. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2012 Apr 30;181(2):118-22. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2012.02.003. Epub 2012 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 22503816. *

  1. Kim YS, Park YS, Allegrante JP, Marks R, Ok H, Ok Cho K, Garber CE. Relationship between physical activity and general mental health.Prev Med. 2012Nov;55(5):458-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.08.021. Epub 2012 Sep 7. PubMed PMID:22981733. *
  2. Layton AM, Moran SL, Garber CE, Armstrong HF, Basner RC, Thomashow BM, Bartels MN. Optoelectronic plethysmography compared to spirometry during maximal exercise. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2013 Jan 15;185(2):362-8. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2012.09.004. Epub 2012 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 23022440. *
  3. Eidsdttir SP, Kristjnsson AL, Sigfsdttir ID, Garber CE, Allegrante JP.Secular trends in overweight and obesity among Icelandic adolescents: Do parental education levels and family structure play a part? Scand J Public Health. 2013 Jun;41(4):384-91. doi: 10.1177/1403494813477927. Epub 2013 Feb 21. PubMed PMID:23429266. *
  4. Montes J, McIsaac TL, Dunaway S, Kamil-Rosenberg S, Sproule D, Garber CE, DeVivo DC, Rao AK. Falls and spinal muscular atrophy: exploring cause and prevention. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Jan;47(1):118-23. doi:10.1002/mus.23656. Epub 2012 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 23042039. *
  5. Wald A, Muennig PA, O'Connell KA, Garber CE. Associations Between Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors and Academic Performance in U.S. Undergraduates: A Secondary Analysis of the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment II. Am J Health Promot. 2013 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23941106. *
  6. Eidsdottir ST, Kristjansson AL, Sigfusdottir ID, Garber CE, Allegrante JP. Association between higher BMI and depressive symptoms in Icelandic adolescents: the mediational function of body image. Eur J Public Health. 2013 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24280872. *
  7. Montes J, Dunaway S, Garber CE, Chiriboga CA, De Vivo DC, Rao AK. Leg muscle function and fatigue during walking in spinal muscular atrophy type 3. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Oct 1. doi: 10.1002/mus.24081. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24122959. *
  8. Gallo PM, McIsaac TL, Garber CE. Walking economy during cued versus non-cued treadmill walking in persons with Parkinson's disease. J Parkinsons Dis.2013;3(4):609-19. doi: 10.3233/JPD-130217. PubMed PMID: 24252803. *
  9. Choi HJ, Garber CE, Jun TW, Jin YS, Chung SJ, Kang HJ. Therapeutic effects of tai chi in patients with Parkinson's disease. ISRN Neurol. 2013 Oct 31;2013:548240. doi: 10.1155/2013/548240. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID:24294526; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3833322. *
  10. Dunaway S, Montes J, Garber CE, Carr B, Kramer SS, Kamil-Rosenberg S, Strauss N, Sproule D, De Vivo DC. Performance of the timed "up & go" test in spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Dec 24. doi: 10.1002/mus.24153. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24375426. *

* Indicates articles where I served as a mentor for a student, trainee or junior faculty

  • American College of Sports Medicine, President (2014-15)
  • American Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Previous Organizational Leadership Positions:
  • President, American Heart Association, Rhode Island Affiliate
  • President, New England Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Chair, RI Governors Council of Physical Fitness and Health
  • Chair, RI Prevention Coalition

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  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Outstanding  Alumni Researcher, Neag School of Education Alumni Society, University of Connecticut
  • Outstanding Kinesiology Professional, Neag School of Education Alumni Society, University of Connecticut
  • Honor Award, New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Health Impact Award, American Heart Association, Northeast Affiliate
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Heart Association, Rhode Island Affiliate

Faculty Scho

Selected Previous Academic and Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor (tenured) and Director, Clinical Exercise Physiology Graduate (Master's Degree) Program, Department of Health Sciences, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Clinical Instructor to Associate Professor (Medicine), Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Faculty Scholar, Institute on Urban Health Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Affiliate Medical Staff (Department of Medicine) Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI 

Current Editorial Board and Writing Group Appointments

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Editorial Board, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Chair, Writing Group, 2010 Position Stand on Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Healthy Adults, American College of Sports Medicine 


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