Sheri Hartman

Title(s)Assistant Professor In Residence, Family Medicine and Public Health
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    Dr. Hartman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and in Cancer Prevention and Control at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center. She is also the co-leader of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center Diet and Physical Activity Shared Resource. Dr. Hartman is a clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience promoting health behavior change. Her research focuses on physical activity, weight loss, cognitive functioning and quality of life among cancer survivors as well as a variety of other patient and underserved populations.

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    Dr. Hartman currently has an NCI funded K07 to test whether increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity can improve cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors.

    In addition Dr. Hartman is involved with the UC San Diego Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Center. The objective of this TREC Center is to enhance knowledge of the role of insulin resistance and inflammation, from the cell to the community, underlying the association between energetics and breast cancer. Dr. Hartman is most closely involved with the TREC project examining changes in biomarkers among obese breast cancer survivors in a weight loss intervention.

    Dr. Hartman is involved with several other weight loss interventions utilizing technology, such as the Fitbit, and telephone coaching through the Moores Cancer Center Diet and Physical Activity Shared Resource. She also works on multiple NIH funded physical activity interventions for Latino men, Latinas, and pre-natal/post-natal Latinas.

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    A Randomized Trial of Physical Activity for Cognitive Functioning in Breast Cancer Survivors
    NIH/NCI R01CA225746Feb 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Physical Activity and neuropsychological outcomes in a cancer population
    NIH/NCI K07CA181323Aug 8, 2014 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Jennings EG, Dunsiger SI, Bock BC, Hartman SJ, Williams DM, Marcus BH. Setting larger session duration goals is associated with greater future physical activity. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0208644. PMID: 30532133.
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    2. Patterson RE, Marinac CR, Sears DD, Kerr J, Hartman SJ, Cadmus-Bertram L, Villaseñor A, Flatt SW, Godbole S, Li H, Laughlin GA, Oratowski-Coleman J, Parker BA, Natarajan L. The Effects of Metformin and Weight Loss on Biomarkers Associated With Breast Cancer Outcomes. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Nov 01; 110(11):1239-1247. PMID: 29788487.
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    3. Marinac CR, Nelson SH, Cadmus-Bertram L, Kerr J, Natarajan L, Godbole S, Hartman SJ. Dimensions of sedentary behavior and objective cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Sep 17. PMID: 30225570.
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    4. Greenlee H, Lew DL, Hershman DL, Newman VA, Hansen L, Hartman SJ, Korner J, Shi Z, Sardo Molmenti CL, Sayegh A, Fehrenbacher L, Lo S, Klemp J, Rinn K, Robertson JM, Unger J, Gralow J, Albain K, Krouse R, Fabian C. Phase II Feasibility Study of a Weight Loss Intervention in Female Breast and Colorectal Cancer Survivors (SWOG S1008). Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Oct; 26(10):1539-1549. PMID: 30272836.
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    5. Chang L, Weiner LS, Hartman SJ, Horvath S, Jeste D, Mischel PS, Kado DM. Breast cancer treatment and its effects on aging. J Geriatr Oncol. 2018 Aug 02. PMID: 30078714.
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    6. 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 Jul; 50(7):1518-1524. PMID: 29443824.
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    7. Hartman SJ, Nelson SH, Weiner LS. Patterns of Fitbit Use and Activity Levels Throughout a Physical Activity Intervention: Exploratory Analysis from a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Feb 05; 6(2):e29. PMID: 29402761.
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    8. Strong DR, Messer K, Hartman SJ, Nodora J, Vera L, White MM, Leas E, Pharris-Ciurej N, Borek N, Pierce JP. Pre-adolescent Receptivity to Tobacco Marketing and Its Relationship to Acquiring Friends Who Smoke and Cigarette Smoking Initiation. Ann Behav Med. 2017 Oct; 51(5):730-740. PMID: 28255935.
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    9. Hartman SJ, Nelson SH, Myers E, Natarajan L, Sears DD, Palmer BW, Weiner LS, Parker BA, Patterson RE. Randomized controlled trial of increasing physical activity on objectively measured and self-reported cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors: The memory & motion study. Cancer. 2018 Jan 01; 124(1):192-202. PMID: 28926676.
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    10. Hartman SJ, Marinac CR, Cadmus-Bertram L, Kerr J, Natarajan L, Godbole S, Patterson RE, Morey B, Sears DD. Sedentary Behaviors and Biomarkers Among Breast Cancer Survivors. J Phys Act Health. 2018 01 01; 15(1):1-6. PMID: 28682735.
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    11. Marinac CR, Dunsiger SI, Marcus BH, Rosen RK, Gans KM, Hartman SJ. Mediators of a physical activity intervention among women with a family history of breast cancer. Women Health. 2018 07; 58(6):699-713. PMID: 28532339.
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    12. Hartman SJ, Rosen RK. Breast cancer relatives' physical activity intervention needs and preferences: qualitative results. BMC Womens Health. 2017 05 19; 17(1):36. PMID: 28526031.
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    13. 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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    14. Larsen B, Marcus B, Pekmezi D, Hartman S, Gilmer T. A Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Spanish-Speaking Latinas: A Costs and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2017 02 22; 19(2):e43. PMID: 28228368.
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    15. Hartman SJ, Dunsiger SI, Bock BC, Larsen BA, Linke S, Pekmezi D, Marquez B, Gans KM, Mendoza-Vasconez AS, Marcus BH. Physical activity maintenance among Spanish-speaking Latinas in a randomized controlled trial of an Internet-based intervention. J Behav Med. 2017 Jun; 40(3):392-402. PMID: 27752866.
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    16. Hartman SJ, Nelson SH, Cadmus-Bertram LA, Patterson RE, Parker BA, Pierce JP. Technology- and Phone-Based Weight Loss Intervention: Pilot RCT in Women at Elevated Breast Cancer Risk. Am J Prev Med. 2016 11; 51(5):714-721. PMID: 27593420.
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    17. Marinac CR, Nelson SH, Breen CI, Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Pierce JP, Flatt SW, Sears DD, Patterson RE. Prolonged Nightly Fasting and Breast Cancer Prognosis. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Aug 01; 2(8):1049-55. PMID: 27032109; PMCID: PMC4982776 [Available on 08/01/17].
    18. Eaton CB, Hartman SJ, Perzanowski E, Pan G, Roberts MB, Risica PM, Gans KM, Jakicic JM, Marcus BH. A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Tailored Lifestyle Intervention for Obese, Sedentary, Primary Care Patients. Ann Fam Med. 2016 07; 14(4):311-9. PMID: 27401418.
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    19. Thind H, Jennings E, Fava JL, Sillice MA, Becker BM, Hartman SJ, Bock BC. Differences between Men and Women Enrolling in Smoking Cessation Programs Using Yoga as a Complementary Therapy. J Yoga Phys Ther. 2016; 6(3). PMID: 27683623.
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    20. Marcus BH, Hartman SJ, Larsen BA, Pekmezi D, Dunsiger SI, Linke S, Marquez B, Gans KM, Bock BC, Mendoza-Vasconez AS, Noble ML, Rojas C. Pasos Hacia La Salud: a randomized controlled trial of an internet-delivered physical activity intervention for Latinas. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016 May 28; 13:62. PMID: 27234302; PMCID: PMC4884436.
    21. Cadmus-Bertram L, Nelson SH, Hartman S, Patterson RE, Parker BA, Pierce JP. Randomized trial of a phone- and web-based weight loss program for women at elevated breast cancer risk: the HELP study. J Behav Med. 2016 08; 39(4):551-9. PMID: 27012848; PMCID: PMC4945463 [Available on 08/01/17].
    22. Patterson RE, Marinac CR, Natarajan L, Hartman SJ, Cadmus-Bertram L, Flatt SW, Li H, Parker B, Oratowski-Coleman J, Villaseñor A, Godbole S, Kerr J. Recruitment strategies, design, and participant characteristics in a trial of weight-loss and metformin in breast cancer survivors. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Mar; 47:64-71. PMID: 26706665; PMCID: PMC4818156 [Available on 03/01/17].
    23. Hartman SJ, Dunsiger SI, Marinac CR, Marcus BH, Rosen RK, Gans KM. Internet-based physical activity intervention for women with a family history of breast cancer. Health Psychol. 2015 Dec; 34S:1296-304. PMID: 26651471.
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    24. Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Palmer BW, Parker B, Patterson RE, Sears DD. Impact of increasing physical activity on cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors: Rationale and study design of Memory & Motion. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):371-376. PMID: 26427563; PMCID: PMC4674350 [Available on 11/01/16].
    25. Marcus BH, Hartman SJ, Pekmezi D, Dunsiger SI, Linke SE, Marquez B, Gans KM, Bock BC, Larsen BA, Rojas C. Using interactive Internet technology to promote physical activity in Latinas: Rationale, design, and baseline findings of Pasos Hacia La Salud. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Sep; 44:149-158. PMID: 26255237.
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    26. Chasan-Taber L, Marcus BH, Rosal MC, Tucker KL, Hartman SJ, Pekow P, Stanek E, Braun B, Solomon CG, Manson JE, Goff SL, Markenson G. Proyecto Mamá: a lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese Hispanic women: a randomised controlled trial--study protocol. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Jul 30; 15:157. PMID: 26223246; PMCID: PMC4520196.
    27. Strong DR, Messer K, Hartman SJ, Conway KP, Hoffman AC, Pharris-Ciurej N, White M, Green VR, Compton WM, Pierce J. Measurement of multiple nicotine dependence domains among cigarette, non-cigarette and poly-tobacco users: Insights from item response theory. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Jul 01; 152:185-93. PMID: 26005043; PMCID: PMC4458162.
    28. Marinac CR, Natarajan L, Sears DD, Gallo LC, Hartman SJ, Arredondo E, Patterson RE. Prolonged Nightly Fasting and Breast Cancer Risk: Findings from NHANES (2009-2010). Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 May; 24(5):783-9. PMID: 25896523; PMCID: PMC4417458.
    29. Patterson RE, Laughlin GA, LaCroix AZ, Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Senger CM, Martínez ME, Villaseñor A, Sears DD, Marinac CR, Gallo LC. Intermittent Fasting and Human Metabolic Health. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Aug; 115(8):1203-12. PMID: 25857868; PMCID: PMC4516560.
    30. Strong DR, Hartman SJ, Nodora J, Messer K, James L, White M, Portnoy DB, Choiniere CJ, Vullo GC, Pierce J. Predictive Validity of the Expanded Susceptibility to Smoke Index. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Jul; 17(7):862-9. PMID: 25481915.
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    31. Marinac CR, Godbole S, Kerr J, Natarajan L, Patterson RE, Hartman SJ. Objectively measured physical activity and cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Jun; 9(2):230-8. PMID: 25304986; PMCID: PMC4393781.
    32. Gehlert S, Hall K, Vogel A, Hohl S, Hartman S, Nebeling L, Redline S, Schmitz K, Thornquist M, Patterson R, Thompson B. Advancing Transdisciplinary Research: The Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Initiative. J Transl Med Epidemiol. 2014 Sep; 2(2):1032. PMID: 25356437.
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    33. Hartman SJ, Marinac CR, Natarajan L, Patterson RE. Lifestyle factors associated with cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2015 Jun; 24(6):669-75. PMID: 25073541; PMCID: PMC4310811.
    34. Nodora J, Hartman SJ, Strong DR, Messer K, Vera LE, White MM, Portnoy DB, Choiniere CJ, Vullo GC, Pierce JP. Curiosity predicts smoking experimentation independent of susceptibility in a US national sample. Addict Behav. 2014 Dec; 39(12):1695-700. PMID: 25117844; PMCID: PMC4183504.
    35. Hartman SJ, Risica PM, Gans KM, Marcus BH, Eaton CB. Tailored weight loss intervention in obese adults within primary care practice: rationale, design, and methods of Choose to Lose. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jul; 38(2):409-19. PMID: 24937016.
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    36. Chasan-Taber L, Marcus BH, Rosal MC, Tucker KL, Hartman SJ, Pekow P, Braun B, Moore Simas TA, Solomon CG, Manson JE, Markenson G. Estudio Parto: postpartum diabetes prevention program for hispanic women with abnormal glucose tolerance in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial - study protocol. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Mar 10; 14:100. PMID: 24606590; PMCID: PMC3975296.
    37. Hartman SJ, Dunsiger SI, Marcus BH. A pilot study of a physical activity intervention targeted towards women at increased risk for breast cancer. Psychooncology. 2013 Feb; 22(2):381-7. PMID: 22135183; PMCID: PMC3368094.
    38. Jim HS, Small B, Hartman S, Franzen J, Millay S, Phillips K, Jacobsen PB, Booth-Jones M, Pidala J. Clinical predictors of cognitive function in adults treated with hematopoietic cell transplantation. Cancer. 2012 Jul 01; 118(13):3407-16. PMID: 22139882; PMCID: PMC3297700.
    39. Hartman SJ, Dunsiger SI, Pekmezi DW, Barbera B, Neighbors CJ, Marquez B, Marcus BH. Impact of Baseline BMI upon the Success of Latina Participants Enrolled in a 6-Month Physical Activity Intervention. J Obes. 2011; 2011:921916. PMID: 22175003; PMCID: PMC3228324.
    40. Hartman SJ, Dunsiger SI, Jacobsen PB. The relationship of psychosocial factors to mammograms, physical activity, and fruit and vegetable consumption among sisters of breast cancer patients. Int J Womens Health. 2011; 3:257-63. PMID: 21892336; PMCID: PMC3163655.