James R. Churilla, Ph.D., MPH, MS, RCEP, CSCS, FACSM
Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences

Abstracts / Presentations

AT SCHOLARLY MEETINGS

  51. Churilla, J.R., Richardson, M.R., Pinkstaff, S.O., Magyari, P.M., Battie, C.A., Fletcher, B.J., Fletcher, G.F. Associations Between Self-Reported Heart Failure and Physical Function in U.S. Adults: 1999-2006 NHANES. (Thematic oral abstract). ACSM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2015. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47:2015.
     
  50. Richardson, M.R., Churilla, J.R. Associations Among C - Reactive Protein, Dietary Fiber, And Leisure-time Physical Activity Among U.S. Adults. ACSM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2015. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47:2015.
     
  49. Boyer, W.R., Johnson, T.M., Fitzhugh, E.C., Richardson, M.R. Churilla, J.R. The Associations Between HOMA-IR And Muscular Strengthening Activities Among Euglycemic U.S. Adults. ACSM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2015. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47:2015. (Graduate Student research).
     
  48. Rider, B.C., Wilkerson, B.S., Lee, I.Z., Churilla, J.R., Bassett, D.R., Crouter, S.E. Use of Hourly Walking Breaks to Increase Daily Walking Among Inactive Office Workers. and ACSM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2015. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47:2015 (Graduate Student research).
     
  47. Churilla, J.R. Strength Training: How Important is It? Sports Medicine / Oral Presentation. 19th Annual ACSM Health and Fitness Summit, Phoenix, AZ, 2015.
     
  46. Lee, I.Z., Wilkerson, B.S., Rider, B.R., Churilla, J.R., Bassett, D.R., Crouter, S.E. Use of Hourly Walking Breaks to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Cardio-metabolic Risk Factors. SEACSM Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, 2015 and ACSM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2015. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47:2015 (Graduate Student research).
     
  45. Woodman, J.A., Churilla, J.R., Bassett, D.R., Crouter, S.E. Objective measurement of Sitting and Standing Time.  SEACSM Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, 2015. (Graduate Student research).
     
  44. Richardson, M.R., Churilla, J.R. Association between C-Reactive Protein and Sleep Duration in U.S. Adults: 2007-2010 NHANES. 12th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Los Angeles, California, 2014. (3rd Place Award Winning AbstractEndocrine Practice. 21, 2015.
     
  43. Johnson, T.M., McDowell, S., Churilla, J.R. Mental Distress Severity Among Florida Adults: A Comparison of Two Measures. 142nd APHA Annual Meeting, New   Orleans, LA, 2014.
     
  42. Johnson, T.M., McDowell, S., Churilla, J.R. Mental Distress and LTPA. 142nd APHA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2014.
     
  41. Johnson, T.M., Churilla, J.R. Rethinking Mental Distress Severity: A Five Level Construct. Society for Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA, 2014.
     
  40. Richardson, M.R., Devore, S.R., Alnojeidi, A.H., Boyer, W.R., Churilla, J.R. Gender Differences in Elevated C-Reactive Protein and Self-Reported Screen Use among U.S. Adults. SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC., 2014 and ACSM Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2014. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 46:2014 (Graduate Student research).
     
  39. Boyer, W.R., Richardson, M.R., Devore, S.R., Alnojeidi, A.H., Indelicato, N.A., Johnson, T.M., Churilla, J.R.  Associations between Mental Distress and Physical Activity  in U.S. Adults. SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC., 2014 and ACSM Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2014. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 46:2014 (Graduate Student research).
     
  38. Devore, S.R., Boyer, W.R., Richardson, M.R., Alnojeidi, A.H., Indelicato, N.A., Johnson, T.M., Churilla. J.R. Associations Between Severity of Mental Distress, High Cholesterol, and Physical Activity in U.S. Adults: 2011 BRFSS. SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC., 2014 and ACSM Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2014. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 46:2014 (Graduate Student research).
     
  37. Alnojeidi, A.H., Richardson, M.R., Boyer, W.R., Devore, S.R., Churilla, J.R. Associations Between Low Back Pain and Self-Reported Muscle Strengthening Activity in  U.S. Men and Women. SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC., 2014 and ACSM Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2014. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 46:2014 (Graduate Student research).
     
  36. Miller, J.M., Kaylor, M.B., Johannsson, M., Bay, C., Churilla, J.R. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Individual Criterion in U.S. Adolescents: 2001-2010 NHANES. ACSM National meeting, Orlando, FL, 2014. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 46:2014 (Graduate Student research).
     
  35. Wolff, D.L., Fitzhugh, E.C., Bassett, D.R., Churilla, J.R. Waist-Worn Actigraphy: Population-Referenced Percentiles for Total Physical Activity Counts in U.S. Adults.    ACSM Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2014. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 46:2014. (Graduate Student research).
     
  34. M. R. Richardson. C – Reactive Protein and Exercise: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? Tutorial (oral presentation). Dr. James Churilla – Thesis Committee Chair. SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC., 2014.
     
  33. Richardson, M.R., Schierer, C.A., Johnson, T.M., Churilla, J.R. Association between Vigorous Intensity Physical Activity and C-Reactive Protein in U.S. Adults. 11th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Los Angeles, California, 2013. (Abstract)  Endocrine Practice. 20:15A, 2014. (Graduate Student research).
     
 
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Richardson, M.R., Boyer, W.R., Johnson, T.M., Churilla, J.R. Gender Differences in High Sensitivity C-reactive Protein and Muscular Strengthening Activity in U.S. Adults. SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC., 2013.and ACSM Annual Meeting 2013, Indianapolis, IN. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45:2013. (Graduate Student research).
 
 
31.
Wolff, D.L., Fitzhugh, E.C., Bassett, D.R., Churilla, J.R. Objectively Measured Total Accelerometer Counts and MVPA:  The Relationship with Biomarkers Using 2003 - 2006 NHANES. SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC., 2013 and ACSM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (Abstract) 2013 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45:2013. (Graduate student research).
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Johnson, T.M., Lim, M.T., Richardson, M.R. Body Mass Index Classification and No Physical Activity or Exercise in U.S. Adults. ACSM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2013 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45:2013.
 
 
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Lim, M.T., Richardson, M.R., Johnson, T.M., Churilla, J.R.  Association between Body Mass Index and Vigorous Physical Activity in U.S. Adults. ACSM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2013 (Accepted) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45:2013. (Undergraduate Student research).
 
 
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Churilla, J.R. Exercise and Cardiometabolic Health: Separating Yourself by Utilizing the Evidence. Special Populations / Oral Presentation. 17th Annual ACSM Health and Fitness Summit, Las Vegas, NV, 2013.
 
 
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Richardson, M.R., Boyer, W.R., Johnson, T.M., Churilla, J.R. Association of Muscular Strengthening Activities with Glycosylated Hemoglobin. 10th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Los Angeles, California, 2012. (Abstract)  Endocrine Practice. 19:21A, 2013. (Graduate Student research).
 
 
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Richardson, M.R., Boyer, W.R., Johnson, T.M., Churilla, J.R. Association between C-Reactive Protein and Screen Time in U.S. Adults. 10th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Los Angeles, California, 2012. (Abstract) Endocrine Practice. 19:21A, 2013. (Graduate Student research).
 
 
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Johnson, T.M., Churilla, J.R. Measuring diabetes self-management education duration among adults: Results from the 2008 Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. 140th APHA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2012.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Johnson, T.M., Curls, R. Alcohol Consumption Patterns and Metabolic Syndrome Criteria: 1999-2004 NHANES. ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 44:2012.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R.  Tutorial/ Oral Presentation. Secondary Data Analysis: The Cross-Sectional Study. SEACSM Annual Meeting 2012, Jacksonville, FL.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Magyari, P.M. Association of Physical Activity Volume and Hypercholesterolemia in U.S. Adults: 2009 BRFSS.  ACSM Annual Meeting 2011, Denver, CO. Poster Presentation. ACSM Annual Meeting. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43:S499, 2011.
 
 
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Magyari, P.M., Churilla, J.R. Incidence of Acute Injury Related to Mandatory Fitness Testing of Firefighters. Poster Presentation. ACSM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Poster Presentation. ACSM Annual Meeting. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43:S550, 2011.
 
 
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Fitzhugh, E.C., Hall, S., Churilla, J.R., Wolff, D.L. Protective Association of Physical Activity by Domain for Major Depressive Disorder: 1999-2004 NHANES. Oral presentation, June 3, 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM. ACSM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2011. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43:S14, 2011.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Magyari, P.M., Fitzhugh, E.C. Association of Congestive Heart Failure and Total Physical Activity with Metabolic Syndrome: 1999-2004 NHANES.
 
 
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American Heart Association Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism / Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2011, Atlanta, GA. Poster Presentation.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Magyari, P.M. Association of Congestive Heart Failure and Body Mass Index with Metabolic Syndrome: 1999-2004 NHANES. Poster Presentation. 8th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Los Angeles, California, 2010. (Abstract) Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research. 8:78-79, 2011.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Magyari, P.M., Ford, E.S., Fitzhugh, E.C. Muscular Strengthening Activity Patterns and Metabolic Health Among U.S. Adults: 1999-2004 NHANES. ACSM Annual Meeting 2010, Baltimore, MD. Poster Presentation. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 42:S429, 2010.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Ford, E.S. Physical Activity Patterns Among Hypertensive U.S. Adults. Poster presentation. American Society of Hypertension Meeting 2010, New York, NY. Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 12 (Suppl 1) A127, 2010.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R. Special Populations / Oral Presentation. Prescribing Exercise for Special Populations: Translating Research into Practice.14th Annual ACSM Health and Fitness Summit, Austin, TX, 2010.
 
 
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Magyari, P.M., Churilla, J.R. Association Between Metabolic Syndrome and Resistance Training Among U.S. Adults: 1999-2004 NHANES. Poster Presentation. SEACSM Annual Meeting 2010, Greenville, SC.
 
 
12.
Sorace, P., Churilla, J.R., Ronai, P.J. Sports Medicine/Medical Oral Presentation. Resistance Training and Heart Disease.13th Annual ACSM Health and Fitness Summit, Atlanta, GA, 2009.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R.  Tutorial/ Oral Presentation. Metabolic Syndrome: Prevalence, Risk, and the Effects of Physical Activity in Adults. SEACSM Annual Meeting 2009, Birmingham, AL.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Fitzhugh, E.C. The Association of Total Physical Activity with the Metabolic Syndrome Among U.S. Adults: 1999-2004 NHANES. Poster Presentation. 6th Annual World Congress on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Los Angeles, California, 2008. (Abstract) Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research. 5:224, 2008.
 
 
9.
Magyari, P.M., Churilla, J.R., Laurent, T, Smith, S. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Active Duty Firefighters. ACSM Annual Meeting 2008, Indianapolis, IN. Poster Presentation, 1492: Board #39 May 28, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 40:S227, 2008.
 
 
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Magyari, P.M., Churilla, J.R., Laurent, T, Smith, S. Oral Communication. The Effect of BMI Classification on Pass/Fail Rate of Fitness Tests Among Active Duty Firefighters. SEACSM Annual Meeting 2008, Birmingham, AL.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Fitzhugh, E.C. The Relationship Between Leisure-Time Physical Activity and the Metabolic Syndrome Among U.S. Adults: 1999-2004 NHANES. Poster Presentation. 5th Annual World Congress on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007. (Abstract) Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research. 4:273, 2007.
 
 
6.
Churilla, J.R., Fitzhugh, E.C. The Metabolic Syndrome: How Definition Impacts Prevalence Among U.S. Adults: NHANES 1999-2002. Poster Presentation. ACSM Annual Meeting, 2007, New Orleans, LA, 1548: Board #38 May 30 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 39:S238, 2007.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Thompson, D.L., Fitzhugh, E.C. Poster Presentation. The Metabolic Syndrome: How Definition Impacts Prevalence Among U.S. Adults: NHANES 1999-2002. SEACSM Annual Meeting 2007, Charlotte, NC.
 
 
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Churilla, J.R., Fitzhugh, E.C. Metabolic Syndrome and its Relationship to Total Physical Activity: NHANES 1999-2002. Poster presentation. ACSM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2006. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 38: S202, 2006.
 
 
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Fitzhugh, E.C., Churilla, J.R. Contributions of Physical Activity Domains to National Estimates of ACSM/CDC Physical Activity Recommendations: 1999-2002 NHANES. Poster presentation. ACSM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2006. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 38:S378, 2006.
 
 
2.
Crouter, S.E., Churilla, J. R., Bassett, D.R., Jr.  Accuracy of the Actiheart to Estimate Energy Expenditure During Field Activities.  Poster presentation: Walking for Health: Measurement and Research Issues and Challenges, Urbana-Champaign, IL, October 2005.
 
 
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Crouter, S.E., Churilla, J. R., Bassett, D.R., Jr.  Measurement of Energy Expenditure During Field Activities With Accelerometers.  Poster presentation: Walking for Health: Measurement and Research Issues and Challenges, Urbana-Champaign, IL, October 2005.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

19.
Churilla, J.R. Epidemiology of Metabolic Syndrome in Adults. The Florida Public Health Association (FPHA) Annual Education Conference. Epidemiology/Medical Oral Presentation. Florida Hotel, Orlando Florida, 2013.
18.
Churilla, J.R., Magyari, P., Baur, J. Building an Heroic Body. Service UNF: Unleash Your Inner Hero. Ninth Annual Professional Development Forum. University of North Florida. May 1, 2013.
17.
Churilla, J.R. and Johnson, T.M. Mental Health, Chronic Disease, and Metabolic Syndrome Outcomes and Related behaviors in Veteran and Non-Veteran Populations: Data from Two Population-Based Sources. Second Annual Public Health Symposium: Balancing Our Community’s Mental Wellness. University of North Florida. July 29, 2011.
16.
Churilla, J.R. Developing Training Programs for Cyclists. Presented to the North Florida Bicycle Club. The Loop Restaurant, Jacksonville, FL. February 16, 2010.
15.
Churilla, J.R. Metabolic Syndrome: Physical Activity, Fitness and Metabolic Syndrome in Adults. Florida Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (FACVPR) 2009. Sports Medicine/Medical Oral Presentation. Florida Hospital, Orlando Florida.
14.
Dr. James Churilla, physical activity epidemiologist, appeared on WJXT Ch. 4's "Ask the UNF Expert" to discuss the metabolic syndrome. January 14, 2008.
13.
Churilla, J.R. The Metabolic Syndrome:  Epidemiology, Assessment, and Recommendations. Center for Exercise and Health Education (CEHE) 2004. Clinical Populations Symposium, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida.
12.
Churilla, J.R. The New Activity and Exercise Guidelines. Presenter for the 20th Annual Michael L. Pollock Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Symposium: Florida Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (FACVPR) 2003. The Walt Disney World Hilton, Orlando Florida.
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Churilla, J.R. Current Guidelines for the Treatment of Obesity: America’s Growing the Wrong Way. Presenter for the 20th Annual Michael L. Pollock Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Symposium: Florida Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (FACVPR) 2003. The Walt Disney World Hilton, Orlando Florida.
10.
Churilla, J.R. Diabetes and Exercise. Keynote speaker for the 19th Annual Michael L. Pollock Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Symposium: Florida Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (FACVPR) 2002. The Plaza Resort and Spa, Daytona Beach, Florida.
9.
Churilla, J.R. Physical Activity and Obesity. State of Florida Department of Health –In-service for physicians, nurses, and dietitians.  Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, November 21st 2003.
8.
Churilla, J.R. Physiology of Exercise: The Benefits of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Presented for Nurse Practice Council as part Nursing Grand Rounds. The Heart Center of Excellence at Broward General Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, April 2002.
7.
Churilla, J.R. Health and Fitness in America. Presented for the City of Ft. Lauderdale retiring employees. Ft. Lauderdale City Hall, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2001.
6.
Churilla, J.R. Men's Health Issues. Presented for HIP of Florida. The Governmental Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2001.
5.
Churilla, J.R. Metabolism and Weight Loss. Presented as part of the training program for INTERVENT USA employees. Broward General Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 2000.
4.
Churilla, J.R. Exercise Prescriptions for Special Populations. Oral presentation at 1999 East Coast Alliance (ECA) Fitness Conference, Miami, Florida.
3.
Churilla, J.R. Strength Training for the Cardiac Patient. Continuing education credit (CEC) presentation, for the cardiopulmonary division of the Broward General Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 1999.
2.
Churilla, J.R. The Benefits of Exercise and Risk Factor Reduction. Oral presentation at the 1999 Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Employee Retirement Workshop, Ft. Lauderdale FL.
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Churilla, J.R. Metabolism and Weight Loss. Ft. Lauderdale Certified Vacations Corporation. Lunch and Learn Activity Series, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 1999.

 

 
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