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Nancy W Glynn, PhD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Director, Master's Degree Programs, Epidemiology


130 DeSoto Street, 5120 Public Health Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: rcvqajt@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-6854
Fax: 967-179-2842

Personal Statement

I am a Physical Activity Epidemiologist with a strong interest in the measurement of fatigability, physical activity, fitness, and physical function in older adult populations.  I designed and validated the Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale, a unique assessment tool to measure fatigability in older adults which has been translated into 10 languages. The PFS is being used in several large scale domestic and international research studies, including MrOS, the Danish Healthy Ageing Network of Competences (HANC) Study, the MRC National Survey of Health And Development (1946 British birth cohort study) and the Long Life Family Study.   I also served as the PI of the Developmental Epidemiologic Cohort Study (DECOS), which was designed to evaluate established tools to measure physical activity, fatigability, fitness, and muscle function as they relate to physical function in order to establish optimal tools for future epidemiologic studies in older adult populations. I am also a Co-Investigator/Program Director for  two major National Institutes of Health funded studies, The LIFE Study and the Long Life Family Study.  For The LIFE Study, I served as Chair of both the Field Operations and Successful Aging Health Education Committees for this 8 site multicenter clinical trial. I am the Director, Master's Degree Programs in Epidemiology and am the course director for EPIDEM 2183, Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting the Medical and Public Health Literature.  I also regularly chair and serve on essay, thesis, and dissertation committees.  I am also a Founder and Faculty Liaison for the community service group Epi Gives Back.


1987   |  University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA  |  Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
1993   |  University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA  |  Masters of Education, Exercise Physiology
1994   |  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA  |  Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology
1995   |  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA  | Post-Doctoral Fellow, Epidemiology of Aging


  • Course Director, EPIDEM 2250, Seminar in Epidemiology
  • Course Director, EPIDEM 2183  Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting the Public Health and Medical Literature (2013-2018)
  • Course Director, EPIDEM 2214  MPH Internship/Practicum
  • Guest Lecturer, EPIDEM 2900 Advanced Epidemiology of Aging
  • Guest Lecturer, EPIDEM 2981 Epidemiology of Aging Methods

Research Interests

  • Fatigability in older adults - measurement and underlying mechanisms
  • Novel techniques to assess, classify, and measure physical activity levels in older adults
  • Measurement of fitness in older adults
  • Recruitment and conduct of multi-center clinical trials

Current Research Support

  • Long Life Family Study (LLFS), NIH/NIA, Role: Co-Investigator/Program Director
  • Lifestyle Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study, NIH/NIA, Role:  Co-Investigator/Program Director
  • Ultra-high field neuroimaging in elderly after a two-year exercise intervention, NIA, Role:  Co-Investigator
  • Connectomic of Brain Aging and Dementia, NIH, Role:  Co-Investigator
  • Nitrite Benefits to Mediate Fatigability in Older HFpEF Patients, NIH/NIA, Role: Co-Investigator
  • ACHIEVE Study, NIH/NIA, Role: PI of Pitt Subcontract, Successful Aging Health Intervention

Previous Research Support

  • Validation of Accelerometers in Older Adults, NIA/NIH Professional Services Contract, Role:  Principal Investigator
  • Development of Novel Methods to Validate and Classify Physical Activity in Older Adults, Developmental Core Project, Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center NIH/NIA P30 AG024827, Role:  Project Principal Investigator
  • Effectiveness of a Mind-Body Program for Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain, NIH, Role:  Principal Investigator - Epidemiology subcontract 
  • Study of Energy and Aging Pilot, NIA/NIH, Role:  Co-Investigator/Program Director


  • University of Pittsburgh, Senate Athletics Committee, Member
  • Department of Epidemiology, Curriculum Committee, Member
  • Department of Epidemiology, Epi Gives Back, Faculty Liaison
  • Graduate School of Public Health, Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Inductee, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, 2017
  • Awarded Presidential Symposium, Health Sciences, GSA 2016
  • Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award - Pitt Public Health Distinguished Alumni Awardee, May 2015
  • JDRF Western Pennysylvania Chapter - Volunteer of the Year, June 2013
  • Best of AHA Specialty Conferences Invited Poster, November 2012
  • Institute on Aging Research Day Honorable Mention - Junior Faculty Best Abstracts, April 2011
  • National Health Service Research Award National Institutes of Health, 1994 - 1995
  • University of Virginia Governor’s Research Fellowship, 1987- 1989

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine, 1987 - Present
  • Chair, Aging Interest Group of ACSM, 2017
  • Member, Gerontological Society of America, 2010 - Present
  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, 2017
  • Member, International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 2015-present

Selected Publications

Glynn NW, Santanasto AJ, Simonsick EM, Boudreau R, Beach SR, Schulz R, Newman AB.  The Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale for Older Adults: Development and Validation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2015 Jan;63(1):130-5. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13191. Epub 2014 Dec 31.

Pérez LM, Roqué M, Glynn NW, Santanasto AJ, Ramoneda M, Molins MT, Coll-Planas L, Vidal P, Inzitari M. Validation of the Spanish version of the Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale for older adults. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2018 May 8. doi: 10.1007/s40520-018-0959-0. PMID: 29736892

Cooper R, Popham M, Santanasto AJ, Hardy R, Glynn NW, Kuh. Are BMI and inflammatory markers independently associated with physical fatigability in old age? Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 May 24. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0087-0. PMID: 29795469


Wanigatunga AA, Ambrosius WT, Rejeski WJ, Gill TM, Glynn NW, Tudor-Locke C, Manini TM.Association Between Structured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Older Adults. JAMA. 2017 Jul 18;318(3):297-299. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.7203. PMID: 28719683


Shaaban CE, Aizenstein HJ, Jorgensen DR, MacCloud RL, Meckes NA, Erickson KI, Glynn NW, Mettenburg J, Guralnik J, Newman AB, Ibrahim TS, Laurienti PJ, Vallejo AN, Rosano C; LIFE Study Group. In Vivo Imaging of Venous Side Cerebral Small-Vessel Disease in Older Adults: An MRI Method at 7T.  Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Oct;38(10):1923-1928. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A5327. PMID: 28775055


Fielding RA, Guralnik JM, King AC, Pahor M, McDermott MM, Tudor-Locke C, Manini TM, Glynn NW, Marsh AP, Axtell RS, Hsu FC, Rejeski WJ; LIFE study group. Dose of physical activity, physical functioning and disability risk in mobility-limited older adults: Results from the LIFE study randomized trial. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 18;12(8):e0182155. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182155. PMID: 28820909

*Urbanek JK, Zipunnikov V, Harris T, Crainiceanu C, Harezlak J, Glynn NW. Validation of gait characteristics extracted from raw accelerometry during walking against measures of physical function, mobility, fatigability, and fitness.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Sep 16. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glx174. PMID: 28958000


Mankowski RT, Anton SD, Axtell R, Chen SH, Fielding RA, Glynn NW, Hsu FC, King AC, Layne AS, Leeuwenburgh C, Manini TM, Marsh AP, Pahor M, Tudor-Locke C, Conroy DE, Buford TW; LIFE Research Group. Device-Measured Physical Activity As a Predictor of Disability in Mobility-Limited Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Oct;65(10):2251-2256. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15037. PMID: 28799216


Valiani V, Sourdet S, Schoeller DA, Mackey DC, Bauer DC, Glynn NW, Yamada Y, Harris TB, Manini TM; Health, Aging and Body Composition Study.Surveying predictors of late-life longitudinal change in daily activity energy expenditure. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 17;12(10):e0186289. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186289. PMID: 29040301


Wanigatunga AA, Tudor-Locke C, Axtell RS, Glynn NW, King AC, McDermott MM, Fielding RA, Lu X, Pahor M, Manini TM. Effects of a Long-Term Physical Activity Program on Activity Patterns in Older Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Nov;49(11):2167-2175. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001340. PMID: 29045323


Urbanek JK, Zipunnikov V, Harris TB, Fadel W, Glynn NW, Koster A, Caserotti P, Crainiceanu CM, Harezlak J. Prediction of sustained harmonic walking in the free-living environment using raw accelerometry data. Physiol Meas. 2018 Jan 12. doi: 10.1088/1361-6579/aaa74d. PMID: 29329110


Henderson, RM, Miller ME, Fielding RA, Gill TM, Glynn NW, Guralnik JM, King A, Newman AB, Manini TM, Marsh AP, Pahor M, McDermott MM, Rejeski J, Tudor-Locke C, Kritchevsky SB; LIFE Study Investigators. Maintenance of Physical Function 1 Year after Exercise Intervention in At-Risk Older Adults: Follow-up from the LIFE Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Apr 17;73(5):688-694. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glx231. PMID: 29490012


Rosso AL, Metti AL, Glynn NW, Boudreau RM, Rejeski WJ, Bohnen N, Chen H, Johannsen NM, King AC, Manini TM, Pahor M, Studenski SA, Fragoso CAV, Rosano C; LIFE Study Group. Dopamine-Related Genotypes and Physical Activity Change During an Intervention: The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Apr 10. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15369. PMID: 29637543


Cawthon PM, Orwoll ES, Peters KE, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Kado DM, Stefanick ML, Shikany JM, Strotmeyer ES, Glynn NW, Caserotti P, Shankaran M, Hellerstein M, Cummings SR, Evans WJ; Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study Research Group. Strong Relation between Muscle Mass Determined by D3-creatine Dilution, Physical Performance and Incidence of Falls and Mobility Limitations in a Prospective Cohort of Older Men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Jun 12. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gly129. PMID: 29897420 


Deal JA, Albert MS, Arnold M, Bangdiwala SI, Chisolm T, Davis S, Eddins A, Glynn NW, Goman A, Minotti M, Mosley T, Reboki GW, Reed N, Rodgers E, Sanchez V,  Sharretta AR, Coresh J, Lin FR. Randomized feasibility pilot trial of hearing treatment for reducing cognitive decline: Results from the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders Pilot Study. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions. 2017 Jun 21.


Corbett DB, Rejeski WJ, Tudor-Locke C, Glynn NW, Kritchevsky SB, McDermott MM, Church TS, Fielding RA, Gill TM, King AC, Miller ME, Chen H, Pahor M, Manini TM; LIFE Study Investigators. Social Participation Modifies the Effect of a Structured Physical Activity Program on Major Mobility Disability Among Older Adults: Results From the LIFE Study.J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2017 May 8. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx051. [Epub ahead of print]
Santanasto AJ, Glynn NW, Lovato LC, Blair SN, Fielding RA, Gill TM, Guralnik JM, Hsu FC, King AC, Strotmeyer ES, Manini TM, Marsh AP, McDermott MM, Goodpaster BH, Pahor M, Newman AB; LIFE Study Group. Effect of Physical Activity versus Health Education on Physical Function, Grip Strength and Mobility.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Feb 21. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14804. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 28221668

Simonsick EM, Glynn NW, Jerome GJ, Shardell M, Schrack JA, Ferrucci L. Fatigued, but Not Frail: Perceived Fatigability as a Marker of Impending Decline in Mobility-Intact Older Adults. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society. 2016 Jun; 64 (6):1287-92. PMCID: PMC4914474. PMID: 27253228. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14138.


Mankowski RT, Aubertin-Leheudre M, Beavers DP, Botoseneanu A, Buford TW, Church T, Glynn NW, King AC, Liu C, Manini TM, Marsh AP, McDermott M, Nocera JR, Pahor M, Strotmeyer ES, Anton SD, LIFE Research Group. Sedentary time is associated with the metabolic syndrome in older adults with mobility limitations--The LIFE Study. Experimental Gerontology. 2015 Oct; 70:32-6. PMCID: PMC4600654. PMID: 26130060. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2015.06.018.

Lange-Maia BS, Newman AB, Cauley JA, Boudreau RM, Jakicic JM, Caserotti P, Glynn NW, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Schwartz AV, Satterfield S, Simonsick EM, Vinik AI, Zivkovic S, Strotmeyer ES, Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Sensorimotor Peripheral Nerve Function and the Longitudinal Relationship with Endurance Walking in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2016 Jan; 97 (1):45-52. PMCID: PMC4696894. PMID: 26343170. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.08.423.

Groessl EJ, Kaplan RM, Castro Sweet CM, Church T, Espeland MA, Gill TM, Glynn NW, King AC, Kritchevsky S, Manini T, McDermott MM, Reid KF, Rushing J, Pahor M, LIFE Study Group. Cost-effectiveness of the LIFE Physical Activity Intervention for Older Adults at Increased Risk for Mobility Disability. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2016 Feb 17. PMID: 26888433. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glw001.


Morone NE, Greco CM, Moore CG, Rollman BL, Lane B, Morrow LA, Glynn NW, Weiner DK. A Mind-Body Program for Older Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2016 Mar 1; 176 (3):329-37. PMID: 26903081. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8033.

Lange-Maia BS, Cauley JA, Newman AB, Boudreau RM, Jakicic JM, Glynn NW, Zivkovic S, Dam T, Caserotti P, Cawthon PM, Orwoll ES, Strotmeyer ES. Sensorimotor Peripheral Nerve Function and Physical Activity in Older Men. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2016 Mar 11. PMID: 26964668. doi: 10.1123/japa.2015-0207.


Koster A, Shiroma EJ, Caserotti P,  Matthews CE, Chen KY, Glynn NW, Harris TB. Comparison of Sedentary Estimates between activPAL and Hip- and Wrist-worn ActiGraph. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2016 Mar 31. PMID: 27031744. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000924.


Bann D, Chen H, Bonell C, Glynn NW, Fielding RA, Manini T, King AC, Pahor M, Mihalko SL, Gill TM, Life Study investigators. Socioeconomic differences in the benefits of structured physical activity compared with health education on the prevention of major mobility disability in older adults: the LIFE study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2016 Apr 8. PMID: 27060177. doi: 10.1136/jech-2016-207321.



Santanasto AJ, Coen PM, Glynn NW, Conley KE, Jubrias SA,Amati F, Strotmeyer ES, Boudreau RM, Goodpaster BH, Newman AB. The relationship between mitochondrial function and walking performance in older adults with a wide range of physical function. Experimental Gerontology. 2016 Apr 12; 81:1-7. PMID: 27084585. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2016.04.002  

Xiao L, He B, Koster A, Caserotti P, Lange-Maia B, Glynn NW, Harris TB, Crainiceanu CM. Movement prediction using accelerometers in a human population. Biometrics. 2015 Aug 19. PMCID: PMC4760916. PMID: 26288278. doi: 10.1111/biom.12382.

Simonsick EM, Glynn NW, Jerome GJ, Shardell M, Schrack JA, Ferrucci L. Fatigued, but Not Frail: Perceived Fatigability as a Marker of Impending Decline in Mobility-Intact Older Adults. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society. 2016 Jun; 64 (6):1287-92. PMCID: PMC4914474. PMID: 27253228. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14138.

Lange-Maia BS, Newman AB, Strotmeyer ES, Harris TB, Caserotti P, Glynn NW. Performance on fast- and usual-paced 400-m walk tests in older adults: are they comparable? Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2015 Jun; 27 (3):309-14. PMCID: PMC4422783. PMID: 25373610. doi: 10.1007/s40520-014-0287-y.


Tian Q, Glynn NW, Erickson KI, Aizenstein HJ, Simonsick EM, Yaffe K, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Boudreau RM, Newman AB, Lopez OL, Saxton J, Rosano C, Health ABC study. Objective measures of physical activity, white matter integrity and cognitive status in adults over age 80. Behavioural Brain Research. 2015 May 1; 284:51-7. PMCID: PMC4369426. PMID: 25655514. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.01.045.


Santanasto AJ, Newman AB, Strotmeyer ES, Boudreau R, Goodpaster BH, Glynn NW. Effects of changes in regional body composition on physical function in older adults: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging. 2015 Apr 23; 1-9.

Urbanek J, Zipunnikov V, Harris T, Fadel W, Glynn NW, Koster A, Crainiceanu C, Caserroti P, Harezlak J. Prediction of sustained harmonic walking in the free-living environment using raw accelerometry data. ARXIV. eprint. 2015 May.

Xiao L, He B, Koster A, Caserroti P, Lange-Maia B, Glynn NW, Harris T, Crainiceanu C.  Movement Prediction Using Accelerometers in a Human Population. eprint 2014 July. 

Lange-Maia BS, Strotmeyer ES, Harris TB, Glynn NW, Simonsick EM, Brach JS, Cauley JA, Richey PA, Schwartz AV, Newman AB, Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Physical Activity and Change in Long Distance Corridor Walk Performance in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society. 2015 Jun 11. PMID: 26096803. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13487.


Bann D, Hire D, Manini T, Cooper R, Botoseneanu A, McDermott MM, Pahor M, Glynn NW, Fielding R, King AC, Church T, Ambrosius WT, Gill T, LIFE Study Group. Light Intensity physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to body mass index and grip strength in older adults: cross-sectional findings from the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) study. PloS One. 2015; 10 (2):e0116058. PMCID: PMC4315494. PMID: 25647685. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116058.

Santanasto AJ, Glynn NW, Jubrias SA, Conley KE, Boudreau RM, Amati F, Mackey DC, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer ES, Coen PM, Goodpaster BH, Newman AB. Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Function and Fatigability in Older Adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2014 Aug 28. PMID: 25167867. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glu134.

He B, Bai J, Zipunnikov VV, Koster A, Caserotti P, Lange-Maia B, Glynn NW, Harris TB, Crainiceanu CM. Predicting human movement with multiple accelerometers using movelets. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2014 Sep; 46 (9):1859-66. PMCID: PMC4137461. PMID: 25134005. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000285.

Richardson CA, Glynn NW, Ferrucci LG, Mackey DC. Walking Energetics, Fatigability, and Fatigue in Older Adults: The Study of Energy and Aging Pilot. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2014 Sep 4. PMID: 25190069. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glu146.

Tian Q, Simonsick EM, Erickson KI, Aizenstein HJ, Glynn NW, Boudreau RM, Newman AB, Kritchevsky SB, Yaffe K, Harris T, Rosano C, for the Health ABC study. Cardiorespiratory fitness and brain diffusion tensor imaging in Adults Over 80 Years of Age. Brain Research. 2014 Sep 6. PMID: 25204690. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2014.09.003.

Pahor M, Guralnik JM, Ambrosius WT, Blair S, Bonds DE, Church TS, Espeland MA, Fielding RA, Gill TM, Groessl EJ, King AC, Kritchevsky SB, Manini TM, McDermott MM, Miller ME, Newman AB, Rejeski WJ, Sink KM, Williamson JD, LIFE study investigators. Effect of structured physical activity on prevention of major mobility disability in older adults: the LIFE study randomized clinical trial. JAMA : The Journal of The American Medical Association. 2014 Jun 18; 311 (23):2387-96. PMID: 24866862.

Simonsick EM, Schrack JA, Glynn NW, Ferrucci L. Assessing fatigability in mobility-intact older adults. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society. 2014 Feb; 62 (2):347-51. PMCID: PMC3947865. PMID: 24417536.

Tian Q, Erickson KI, Simonsick EM, Aizenstein HJ, Glynn NW, Boudreau RM, Newman AB, Kritchevsky SB, Yaffe K, Harris TB, Rosano C. Physical Activity Predicts Microstructural Integrity in Memory-Related Networks in Very Old Adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2014 Jan 28. PMID: 24474004.

Coen PM, Jubrias SA, Distefano G, Amati F, Mackey DC, Glynn NW, Manini TM, Wohlgemuth SE, Leeuwenburgh C, Cummings SR, Newman AB, Ferrucci L, Toledo FG, Shankland E, Conley KE, Goodpaster BH. Skeletal muscle mitochondrial energetics are associated with maximal aerobic capacity and walking speed in older adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2013 Apr; 68 (4):447-55. PMCID: PMC3593613. PMID: 23051977.

Rejeski WJ, Marsh AP, Anton S, Chen SH, Church T, Gill TM, Guralnik JM, Glynn NW, King AC, Rushing J, Ip EH. The MAT-sf: Clinical Relevance and Validity. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 2013 May 17. PMID: 23685766.

Marsh AP, Lovato LC, Glynn NW, Kennedy K, Castro C, Domanchuk K, McDavitt E, Rodate R, Marsiske M, McGloin J, Groessl EJ, Pahor M, Guralnik JM. Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Study: Recruitment and Baseline Characteristics. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 2013 May 28. PMID: 23716501.

Cooper JA, Manini TM, Paton CM, Yamada Y, Everhart JE, Cummings S, Mackey DC, Newman AB, Glynn NW, Tylavsky F, Harris T, Schoeller DA. Longitudinal change in energy expenditure and effects on energy requirements of the elderly. Nutrition journal. 2013 Jun 6; 12 (1):73. PMCID: PMC3679966. PMID: 23742706.

Elo IT, Mykyta L, Sebastiani P, Christensen K, Glynn NW, Perls T. Age validation in the long life family study through a linkage to early-life census records. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2013 Jul; 68 (4):580-5. PMCID: PMC3674734. PMID: 23704206.

Morone NE, Greco CM, Rollman BL, Moore CG, Lane B, Morrow L, Glynn NW, Delaney J, Albert SM, Weiner DK. The design and methods of the aging successfully with pain study. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2012 Mar; 33 (2):417-25. PMCID: PMC3268822. PMID: 22115971.

Venkatraman VK, Aizenstein H, Guralnik J, Newman AB, Glynn NW, Taylor C, Studenski S, Launer L, Pahor M, Williamson J, Rosano C. Executive control function, brain activation and white matter hyperintensities in older adults. NeuroImage. 2010 Feb 15; 49 (4):3436-42. PMCID: PMC2818521. PMID: 19922803.

Rosano C, Venkatraman VK, Guralnik J, Newman AB, Glynn NW, Launer L, Taylor CA, Williamson J, Studenski S, Pahor M, Aizenstein H. Psychomotor speed and functional brain MRI 2 years after completing a physical activity treatment. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2010 Jun; 65 (6):639-47. PMCID: PMC2869531. PMID: 20348185.

Chalé-Rush A, Guralnik JM, Walkup MP, Miller ME, Rejeski WJ, Katula JA, King AC, Glynn NW, Manini TM, Blair SN, Fielding RA. Relationship between physical functioning and physical activity in the lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society.  2010 Oct; 58 (10):1918-24. PMCID: PMC2952066. PMID: 20738437.

Groessl EJ, Kaplan RM, Blair SN, Rejeski WJ, Katula JA, King AC, Fielding RA, Glynn NW, Pahor M. A cost analysis of a physical activity intervention for older adults. Journal of physical activity & health. 2009 Nov; 6 (6):767-74. PMCID: PMC3091594. PMID: 20101920.

Rejeski WJ, King AC, Katula JA, Kritchevsky S, Miller ME, Walkup MP, Glynn NW, Pahor M, LIFE Investigators. Physical activity in prefrail older adults: confidence and satisfaction related to physical function. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2008 Jan; 63 (1):P19-26. PMID: 18332190.

Picarsic JL, Glynn NW, Taylor CA, Katula JA, Goldman SE, Studenski SA, Newman AB. Self-reported napping and duration and quality of sleep in the lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2008 Sep; 56 (9):1674-80. PMCID: PMC2887761. PMID: 18662202.

Pruitt LA, Glynn NW, King AC, Guralnik JM, Aiken EK, Miller G, Haskell WL. Use of accelerometry to measure physical activity in older adults at risk for mobility disability. Journal of aging and physical activity. 2008 Oct; 16 (4):416-34. PMCID: PMC2895565. PMID: 19033603.

Goodpaster BH, Chomentowski P, Ward BK, Rossi A, Glynn NW, Delmonico MJ, Kritchevsky SB, Pahor M, Newman AB. Effects of physical activity on strength and skeletal muscle fat infiltration in older adults: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 2008 Nov; 105 (5):1498-503. PMCID: PMC2584841. PMID: 18818386.

Rejeski WJ, Miller ME, King AC, Studenski SA, Katula JA, Fielding RA, Glynn NW, Walkup MP, Ashmore JA, LIFE Investigators. Predictors of adherence to physical activity in the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders pilot study (LIFE-P). Clinical interventions in aging. 2007; 2 (3):485-94. PMCID: PMC2685266. PMID: 18044198.

Katula JA, Kritchevsky SB, Guralnik JM, Glynn NW, Pruitt L, Wallace K, Walkup MP, Hsu FC, Studenski SA, Gill TM, Groessl EJ, Wallace JM, Pahor M. Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders pilot study: recruitment and baseline characteristics. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society. 2007 May; 55 (5):674-83. PMID: 17493186.

Fielding RA, Katula J, Miller ME, Abbott-Pillola K, Jordan A, Glynn NW, Goodpaster B, Walkup MP, King AC, Rejeski WJ, Life Study Investigators. Activity adherence and physical function in older adults with functional limitations. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 2007 Nov; 39 (11):1997-2004. PMID: 17986908.

Groessl EJ, Kaplan RM, Rejeski WJ, Katula JA, King AC, Frierson G, Glynn NW, Hsu FC, Walkup M, Pahor M. Health-related quality of life in older adults at risk for disability. American journal of preventive medicine. 2007 Sep; 33 (3):214-8. PMCID: PMC1995005. PMID: 17826582.

LIFE Study Investigators, Pahor M, Blair SN, Espeland M, Fielding R, Gill TM, Guralnik JM, Hadley EC, King AC, Kritchevsky SB, Maraldi C, Miller ME, Newman AB, Rejeski WJ, Romashkan S, Studenski S. Effects of a physical activity intervention on measures of physical performance: Results of the lifestyle interventions and independence for Elders Pilot (LIFE-P) study. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 2006 Nov; 61 (11):1157-65. PMID: 17167156.

Kimm SY, Glynn NW, Obarzanek E, Kriska AM, Daniels SR, Barton BA, Liu K. Relation between the changes in physical activity and body-mass index during adolescence: a multicentre longitudinal study. Lancet. 2005; 366 (9482):301-7. PMID: 16039332.

Kimm SY, Glynn NW, Kriska AM, Barton BA, Kronsberg SS, Daniels SR, Crawford PB, Sabry ZI, Liu K. Decline in physical activity in black girls and white girls during adolescence. The New England journal of medicine. 2002 Sep 5; 347 (10):709-15. PMID: 12213941.

Kimm SY, Glynn NW, Kriska AM, Fitzgerald SL, Aaron DJ, Similo SL, McMahon RP, Barton BA. Longitudinal changes in physical activity in a biracial cohort during adolescence. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 2000 Aug; 32 (8):1445-54. PMID: 10949011.  

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Simonsick EM, Glynn NW, Jerome GJ, Shardell M, Schrack JA, Ferrucci L. Fatigued, but Not Frail: Perceived Fatigability as a Marker of Impending Decline in Mobility-Intact Older Adults. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society. 2016 Jun; 64 (6):1287-92. PMCID: PMC4914474. PMID: 27253228. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14138.

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