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Jacqueline Kerr

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0811
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-534-9305
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    University of BirminghamPh.D.2001Exercise Psychology & Health Promotion
    University of BristolM.Sc1997Exercise & Health Sciences
    University of BristolB.A.1994French & Philosophy

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    Dr Kerr received her PhD from the University of Birmingham, England, in 2001 studying interventions and environments that promote stair use. After 3 years in the Munich Cancer Registry focusing on quality of life and breast/colorectal cancer, Dr Kerr moved to Active Living Research (www.activelivingresearch.org) in San Diego. Dr Kerr is currently an Associate Professor at UCSD in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, and researcher in the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems at the Qualcomm Institute, Calit2 (http://cwphs.ucsd.edu/). Dr Kerr’s research focuses on measurement, intervention and environmental correlates of physical activity and sedentary behavior in older adults.

    Research Projects

    Dr. Kerr works on several NIH funded R01 projects with Dr Sallis on neighborhood correlates of physical activity in children, teens, adults and older adults, including two international studies in adults and teens (see www.ipenproject.org).

    Dr. Kerr leads several NCI funded projects collecting and processing GPS data, including developing software to aggregate and process GPS data (see http://ucsd-palms-project.wikispaces.com/). Dr Kerr has lead a review and several workshops on this topic (see http://www.activelivingresearch.org/files/2012_UsingTechnology_Marshall-Schipperijn-Foster-Kerr.pdf) and can help researchers include GPS data in their projects with protocols for IRBs, data collection, processing, matching with GIS etc. http://www.ucsd.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=30777

    Dr. Kerr is PI of two NCI funded R01 grants using Machine Learning techniques to classify physical activity types and sedentary behaviors from raw accelerometer, GPS and heart rate data. Annotated truth images from a SenseCam person worn camera are employed in this work and Dr Kerr is helping to advance this field.
    http://www.sensecam.ucsd.edu/

    Dr. Kerr’s expertise in physical activity and location measurement inform improved evaluation of behavior change interventions. An example is the NHLBI funded MIPARC study in Continuing Care Retirement Communities, which includes community advocacy.
    (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTTl1oFZrnw&feature=youtu.be)

    (See: http://www.ucsd.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=28364)
    ( See: http://www.ucsd.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=20493)

    Dr Kerr was recognized in 2014 & 2015 in the Thomson Reuters Top Scientific Minds


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    Peer Empowerment Program for Physical Activity in Low Income & Minority Seniors
    NIH R01HL125405Dec 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    (PQA4) GPS exposure to environments & relations with biomarkers of cancer risk
    NIH R01CA179977Sep 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development and Validation of Novel Prospective GPS/GIS Based Exposure Measures
    NIH R21CA169535Sep 10, 2012 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Validating Machine-Learned Classifiers of Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activit
    NIH R01CA164993Jul 12, 2012 - Apr 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Energetics &Breast Cancer: Obesity, Inflammation, Insulin Resistance &Risk
    NIH/NCI U54CA155435Jul 7, 2011 - May 31, 2016
    Role: Co-Investigator
    MIPARC - Multilevel Intervention for Physical Activity in Retirement Communities
    NIH R01HL098425Apr 5, 2010 - Mar 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Bellettiere J, Healy GN, LaMonte MJ, Kerr J, Evenson KR, Rillamas-Sun E, Di C, Buchner DM, Hovell MF, LaCroix AZ. Associations of sedentary time and diabetes in 6166 older women: The Objective Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 May 03. PMID: 29726906.
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    2. Kerr J, Rosenberg D, Millstein RA, Bolling K, Crist K, Takemoto M, Godbole S, Moran K, Natarajan L, Castro-Sweet C, Buchner D. Cluster randomized controlled trial of a multilevel physical activity intervention for older adults. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 Apr 02; 15(1):32. PMID: 29609594.
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    3. Takemoto M, Lewars B, Hurst S, Crist K, Nebeker C, Madanat H, Nichols J, Rosenberg DE, Kerr J. Participants' Perceptions on the Use of Wearable Devices to Reduce Sitting Time: Qualitative Analysis. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Mar 31; 6(3):e73. PMID: 29599105.
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    4. Kerr J, Carlson J, Godbole S, Cadmus-Bertram L, Bellettiere J, Hartman S. Improving Hip-Worn Accelerometer Estimates of Sitting Using Machine Learning Methods. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Feb 13. PMID: 29443824.
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    5. Sallis JF, Conway TL, Cain KL, Carlson JA, Frank LD, Kerr J, Glanz K, Chapman JE, Saelens BE. Neighborhood built environment and socioeconomic status in relation to physical activity, sedentary behavior, and weight status of adolescents. Prev Med. 2018 May; 110:47-54. PMID: 29432790.
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    6. Full KM, Kerr J, Grandner MA, Malhotra A, Moran K, Godoble S, Natarajan L, Soler X. Validation of a physical activity accelerometer device worn on the hip and wrist against polysomnography. Sleep Health. 2018 Apr; 4(2):209-216. PMID: 29555136.
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    7. Cain KL, Bonilla E, Conway TL, Schipperijn J, Geremia CM, Mignano A, Kerr J, Sallis JF. Defining Accelerometer Nonwear Time to Maximize Detection of Sedentary Time in Youth. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2018 May 01; 30(2):288-295. PMID: 29276859.
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    8. Mitchell T, Borner K, Finch J, Kerr J, Carlson JA. Using Activity Monitors to Measure Sit-to-Stand Transitions in Overweight/Obese Youth. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Aug; 49(8):1592-1598. PMID: 28288011.
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    9. Kerr J, Anderson C, Lippman SM. Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, diet, and cancer: an update and emerging new evidence. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Aug; 18(8):e457-e471. PMID: 28759385.
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    10. Rich P, Aarons GA, Takemoto M, Cardenas V, Crist K, Bolling K, Lewars B, Sweet CC, Natarajan L, Shi Y, Full KM, Johnson E, Rosenberg DE, Whitt-Glover M, Marcus B, Kerr J. Implementation-effectiveness trial of an ecological intervention for physical activity in ethnically diverse low income senior centers. BMC Public Health. 2017 07 18; 18(1):29. PMID: 28720079.
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    11. Bellettiere J, Winkler EAH, Chastin SFM, Kerr J, Owen N, Dunstan DW, Healy GN. Associations of sitting accumulation patterns with cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers in Australian adults. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0180119. PMID: 28662164.
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    12. Hartman SJ, Marinac CR, Bellettiere J, Godbole S, Natarajan L, Patterson RE, Kerr J. Objectively measured sedentary behavior and quality of life among survivors of early stage breast cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2017 08; 25(8):2495-2503. PMID: 28326507.
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    13. Jankowska MM, Natarajan L, Godbole S, Meseck K, Sears DD, Patterson RE, Kerr J. Kernel Density Estimation as a Measure of Environmental Exposure Related to Insulin Resistance in Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jul; 26(7):1078-1084. PMID: 28258052.
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    14. Jordan A Carlson, James F Sallis, Terry L Conway, Brian E Saelens, Lawrence D Frank, Jacqueline Kerr, Kelli L Cain, Abby C King.Interactions between psychosocial and built environment factors in explaining older adults' physical activity. Preventive medicine. 2012; 64(1):68-73.
    15. Jacqueline Kerr, Scott Duncan, Jasper Schipperjin.Using global positioning systems in health research: a practical approach to data collection and processing. American Journal of Preventive Medicine . 2011; 41(5):532-540.
    16. Abby C King, James F Sallis, Lawrence D Frank, Brian E Saelens, Kelli Cain, Terry L Conway, James E Chapman, David K Ahn, Jacqueline Kerr.Aging in neighborhoods differing in walkability and income: associations with physical activity and obesity in older adults. Social Science & Medicine. 2011; 73(10):1525-1533.
    17. Dori Rosenberg, Colin A Depp, Ipsit V Vahia, Jennifer Reichstadt, Barton W Palmer, Jacqueline Kerr, Greg Norman, Dilip V Jeste.Exergames for subsyndromal depression in older adults: a pilot study of a novel intervention. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2010; 18(3):221-226.
    18. Dori Rosenberg, Ding Ding, James F Sallis, Jacqueline Kerr, Gregory J Norman, Nefertiti Durant, Sion K Harris, Brian E Saele.Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale for Youth (NEWS-Y): reliability and relationship with physical activity. Preventive medicine. 2009; 49(2):213-218.
    19. James F Sallis, Brian E Saelens, Lawrence D Frank, Terry L Conway, Donald J Slymen, Kelli L Cain, James E Chapman, Jacqueline Kerr.Neighborhood built environment and income: examining multiple health outcomes. Social science & medicine. 2009; 68(7):1285-1293.
    20. Helene Grow, Brian Saelens, Jacqueline Kerr, Nefertiti Durant, Gregory Norman, James Sallis.Where are youth active? Roles of proximity, active transport, and built environment. Medicine+ Science in Sports+ Exercise. 2008; 40(12):2071.
    21. Lawrence D Frank, Jacqueline Kerr, James F Sallis, Rebecca Miles, Jim Chapman.A hierarchy of sociodemographic and environmental correlates of walking and obesity. Preventive medicine. 2008; 47(2):172-178.
    22. Jacqueline Kerr, Lawrence Frank, James F Sallis, Jim Chapman.Urban form correlates of pedestrian travel in youth: Differences by gender, race-ethnicity and household attributes. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 2007; 12(3):177-182.
    23. James F Sallis, Robert B Cervero, William Ascher, Karla A Henderson, M Katherine Kraft, Jacqueline Kerr.An ecological approach to creating active living communities. Annu. Rev. Public Health. 2006; 27:297-322.
    24. Jacqueline Kerr, Dori Rosenberg, James F Sallis, Brian E Saelens, Lawrence D Frank, Terry L Conway.Active commuting to school: associations with environment and parental concerns. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 2006; 38(4):787.
    25. Jutta Engel, Jacqueline Kerr, Anne Schlesinger-Raab, Hansjörg Sauer, Dieter Hölzel.Quality of life following breast-conserving therapy or mastectomy: Results of a 5-year prospective study. The breast journal. 2004; 10(3):223-231.
    26. Jutta Engel, Renate Eckel, J Kerr, M Schmidt, G Fürstenberger, R Richter, H Sauer, H-J Senn, Dieter Hölzel.The process of metastasisation for breast cancer. European journal of cancer. 2003; 39(12):1794-1806.
    27. Jutta Engel, Jacqueline Kerr, Anne Schlesinger-Raab, Renate Eckel, Hansjörg Sauer, Dieter Hölzel.Quality of life in rectal cancer patients: a four-year prospective study. Annals of surgery. 2003; 238(2):203-213.
    28. Jutta Engel, Jacqueline Kerr, Anne Schlesinger-Raab, Hansjörg Sauer, Dieter Hölzel.Axilla surgery severely affects quality of life: results of a 5-year prospective study in breast cancer patients. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2003; 79(1):47-57.
    29. Jacqueline Kerr, Jutta Engel, Anne Schlesinger-Raab, Hansjörg Sauer, Dieter Hölzel.Communication, quality of life and age: results of a 5-year prospective study in breast cancer patients. Annals of Oncology. 2003; 14(3):421-427.
    30. Ding Ding, James F Sallis, Jacqueline Kerr, Suzanna Lee, Dori E Rosenberg.Neighborhood environment and physical activity among youth: a review. American journal of preventive medicine. 41(4):442-455.
    31. Lawrence Frank, Jacqueline Kerr, Jim Chapman, James Sallis.Urban form relationships with walk trip frequency and distance among youth. American journal of health promotion. 21(4 suppl):305-311.
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