Associate Head Research
Professor
Director, Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory
8274704 (Friedman Office)
8271914 (Koerner Lab)

Lab Location

UBC Hospital Koerner Pavilion T114 (3rd Floor)

PHTH 518 – Exercise and Movement
PHTH 514 – Clinical Practice I
PHTH 564 – Cinical Practice VIa
RHSC 515 – Physical Activity in Health and Chronic Disease

Course Description:To explore the epidemiology, measurement, physiology, promotion and adoption of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions

 

 

  • Coordinator for the British Columbia Cancer Rehabilitation Interest Network, an effort to connect Physiotherapists in BC interested in treating cancer patients and survivors, for networking and possible education opportunities. Learn more
  • Advisory panel member for development of physical activity message and materials, American Institute for Cancer Research. Simple Steps for Physical Activity
  • Participant, Development of Cancer Specialist Certification exam, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM)
  • Member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
  • Member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
  • Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Professional License, College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia
  • Journal Reviewer for: Physical Therapy, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,  Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism, BMI Cancer, Obesity, Breast Cancer Research

Presentations

  • In October of 2010 Dr. Campbell hosted visiting scientist, Dr. Kathryn Schmitz from the University of Pennsylvania, who spoke at noon rounds for the BC Cancer Agency on weight training for breast cancer survivors. Start watching now
  • Think Tank Clinical Symposium speaker Oct 6,2010: A Field in Motion: An Update on Rehabilitation and Exercise Prescription for Cancer. Start Watching Now

Dr. Campbell is an investigator in the BC Cancer Agency Cancer Survivorship Research Centre, Interdisciplinary Oncology Program (College of Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC), Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health.  Her areas of methodological expertise include randomized controlled trials, exercise testing, exercise prescription for individuals with cancer and other chronic diseases, and biomarkers.

 

  • Training Opportunities:
    Dr. Campbell is currently recruiting trainees who are interested in pursuing a MSc, PhD degree through the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Research Program or those who are interested in Post-doctoral training.  Dr. Campbell can also supervise students through the Interdisciplinarily Oncology Program and co-supervise students in the School of Population and Public Health.

    • The candidate will develop his/her research project in one or more of the following areas: clinical trials, cancer prevention, exercise prescription, cancer rehabilitation, and cancer survivorship, health promotion.
    • Funding is available for highly-qualified and suitable trainees who have yet to secure external scholarship funding.
    • It is highly recommended that potential trainees apply for all possible external sources of funding (e.g., CIHR) and contact Dr. Campbell well in advance to these funding deadlines.
  • Interested candidates should contact Dr. Campbell by email with the following information:
    • An updated CV
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • A one-page letter outlining your research experience and future goals
    • Names of two academic referees
    • Please note that UBC’s application deadline is February 1st for the fall term admission, and July 1st for the winter term admission. Check the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Research Program.

1. Campbell KL, Harris SR.  Physical activity in the primary prevention of estrogen-related cancers: Is it effective?  Physiotherapy Canada, 52(3): 198-207, 2000.

2. Campbell KL, Crocker PRE, McKenzie DC.  Field evaluation of energy expenditure in women using tritrac accelerometers.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 34(10): 1667-1674, 2002.

3. Harris SR, Campbell KL, McNeely ML.  Upper extremity rehabilitation and resistance training for women who have been treated for breast cancer.  Physiotherapy Canada 56(4):202-214, 2004.

4. Courneya KS, Jones LW, Fairey AS, Campbell KL, Ladha AB, Friedenreich CM, Mackey JR.  Physical activity in cancer survivors: Implications for recurrence and mortality.  Cancer Therapy 2:1-12, 2004.

5. Courneya KS, Karvinen KH, Campbell KL, Pearcey RG,  Dundas  G, Capstick  V, Tonkin KS.  Associations among exercise, body weight, and quality of life in a population-based sample of endometrial cancer survivors. Gynecologic Oncology 97(2):422-430, 2005.

6. Campbell KL, Westerlind KC, Harber VJ, Friedenriech CM, Courneya KS.  Association between aerobic  fitness and estrogen metabolites in premenopausal women.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 37(4):585-592, 2005.

7. McNeely ML, Campbell KL, Rowe B, Klassen TP, Mackey JR, Courneya KS.  A systematic review and meta-analysis of exercise interventions in breast cancer patients and survivors. Canadian Medical Association Journal 175(1):34-41, 2006.

8. Karvinen KH, Courneya KS, Campbell KL, Pearcey RG, Dundas G, Capstick V, Tonkin KS. Exercise preferences of endometrial cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing 27(4): 259-265, 2006.

9. Campbell KL, McTiernan A. Exercise and Biomarkers for Cancer Prevention Studies (invited submission).  Journal of Nutrition 137(1):161S-169S, 2007.

10. Campbell KL, Lane K, Martin AD, Gelmon KA, McKenzie DC.  Body composition   changes in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.  Cancer Nursing 30 (2):95-100, 2007.

11. Campbell KL, Westerlind KC, Harber VJ, Bell GJ. Mackey JR, Courneya KS.  Effects of an  aerobic exercise intervention on estrogen metabolism in premenopausal women:  A randomized controlled trial.  Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 16(4): 731-739, 2007.

12. Karvinen KH, Courneya KS, Campbell KL, Pearcey RG, Dundas G, Capstick V, & Tonkin KS. Correlates of Exercise Motivation and Behavior in a Population-Based Sample of Endometrial Cancer Survivors: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 4:21-31, 2007.

13. Campbell KL, McTiernan A, Li SS, Sorensen BE, Yasui Y, Lampe JW, King IB, Ulrich CM, Rudolph RE, Irwin ML, Surawicz C, Ayub K, Potter JD, Lampe PD. Effect of a 12-month exercise intervention on apoptotic regulating proteins Bax and Bcl-2 in colon crypts:  A randomized controlled trial.  Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2007;16(9):1767-74 (highlighted in Medical News and Perspectives, JAMA 2006; 296(23):2790).

14.  Campbell KL, Campbell PT, Ulrich CM, Wener MW, Alfano CM, Foster-Schubert KE, Rudolph RE, Potter JD, McTiernan A.  No reduction in C-reactive protein following a 12-month randomized controlled trial of exercise in men and women.  Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2008; 17 (7):1714-8.

15. Campbell KL, Makar KW, Kratz M, Foster-Schubert KE, McTiernan A, Ulrich CM.  A pilot study of sampling subcutaneous adipose tissue to examine biomarkers of cancer risk.   Cancer Prevention Research  2009; 2(1):  37-42.

16. Campbell PT, Campbell KL, Wener MH, Wood B, Potter JD, McTiernan A, Ulrich CM. A yearlong exercise intervention decreases CRP among obese postmenopausal women.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2009; 41 (8): 1533-1539.

17. McNeely ML, Campbell KL, Courneya KS, Mackey JR. Effect of acute exercise on upper limb volume in breast cancer survivors: a pilot study. Physiotherapy Canada 2009;61:244-251.

18. Friedenreich CM, Woolcott CG, McTiernan A, Terry T, Brant RF, Ballard-Barbash R, Irwin ML, Jones CA, Boyd NF, Yaffe MJ, Campbell KL, McNeely ML, Karvinen KH, Courneya KS.  The Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention Trial: Sex Hormone Changes in a Year- long Exercise Intervention among Postmenopausal Women.  Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010 Mar 20;28(9):1458-66.

19. Woolcott CG, Courneya KS, Boyd NF, Yaffe MJ, Terry T, McTiernan A, Brant R, Ballard-Barbash R, Irwin ML, Jones CA, Brar S, Campbell KL, McNeely ML, Karvinen KH, Friedenreich CM.  Mammographic Density Change with One Year of Aerobic Exercise Among Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2010 Apr;19(4):1112-21.

20. McNeely ML, Campbell K, Ospina M, Rowe BH, Dabbs K, Klassen TP, Mackey J, Courneya K. Exercise interventions for upper-limb dysfunction due to breast cancer treatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD005211. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005211.pub2

21. Friedenreich CM, Woolcott CG, McTiernan A, Terry T, Brant RF, Ballard-Barbash R, Irwin ML, Jones CA, Boyd NF, Yaffe MJ, Campbell KL, McNeely ML, Karvinen KH, Courneya KS.  Adiposity changes after a one year aerobic exercise intervention among postmenopausal women: randomized controlled trial.  International Journal of Obesity 2011;35(3):427-35.

22. Courneya KS, Tamburrini A, Woolcott CG, McNeely ML, Karvinen KH, Campbell KL, McTiernan A, Friedenreich CM.  The Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention Trial: Quality of Life Outcomes.  Preventive Medicine 2011; 52 (1):26-32.

23. Imayama I, Alfano CM, Cadmus Bertram LA, Wang C, Xiao L, Duggan CR, Campbell KL, Foster-Schubert KE, McTiernan A.  Effect of 12-month exercise on health-related quality of life in sedentary middle age adults: A randomized controlled trial.  Preventive Medicine 2011; 52 (5):344-51.

24. Friedenreich CM, Neilson HK, Woolcott CG, McTiernan A, Wang Q, Ballard-Barbash R, Jones CA, Boyd NF, Stanczyk FZ, Brant RF, Yasui Y, Irwin ML, Campbell KL, McNeely ML, Karvinen KH, Courneya KS.  Changes in insulin resistance indicators, IGFs, and adipokines in a year-long trial of aerobic exercise in postmenopausal women.  Endocrine-related Cancers 2011; 18 (3): 357-69.

25. Mason C,  Xiao L, Imayama I, Duggan CR, Bain CE, Foster-Schubert KE, Kong A, Campbell KL, Wang CY, Neuhouser ML, Li L, Jeffries R, Robien K, Alfano CM, Blackburn GL, McTiernan A.  Effects of weight loss on serum vitamin D in postmenopausal women.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011; 94 (1):95-103.

26. Foster-Schubert KE , Alfano CM, Duggan CR, Xiao L, Campbell KL, Kong A, Bain C, Wang CY, Blackburn G, McTiernan A.   Effect of exercise and diet, alone or combined, on weight and body composition in overweight-to-obese post-menopausal women.  Obesity (advance online publication 14 April 2011. doi:10.1038/oby.2011.76)

27. Friedenreich CM, Neilson HK, Woolcott CG, Wang Q, Yasui Y, Brant RF, Stancyzk FZ, Campbell KL, Courneya KS.  Mediators and moderators of the effect of an exercise intervention on endogenous sex hormones in postmenopausal women. Cancer Causes and Control 2011 Jul 6 [Epub ahead of print].

28. Campbell KL, Neil SE, Winters-Stone K.  Principles of exercise prescription:  A review of physical activity interventions in cancer survivors.  British Journal of Sports Medicine (advanced online publication 10 Jun 2011. doi:10.1136/2 of 9 bjsm.2010.082719)

29. Campbell KL, Foster-Schubert KE, Alfano CM, Cadmus L, Xiao L, Duggan CR, Irwin ML, Ulrich CM, McTiernan A.   Injuries in sedentary individuals enrolled in a 1-year randomized controlled exercise trial.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health (in press).

30. Mason C, Foster-Schubert KE , Xiao L, Imayama I, Kong A , Campbell KL, Wang CY,  Duggan C , Ulrich CM , Alfano CM, Blackburn GL, McTiernan A. Independent and Combined Effects of Dietary weight loss and aerobic exercise on insulin resistance in sedentary, overweight post-menopausal women: A randomized controlled trial.  American Journal of Preventative Medicine (in press).

31. Courneya KS, Tamburrini A, Woolcott CG, McNeely ML, Karvinen KH, Campbell KL, McTiernan A, Friedenreich CM.  Predictors of Adherence to Supervised and Unsupervised Exercise in the Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention Trial.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health (in press).

32. Imayama I, Ulrich CM, Alfano CM, Wang C, Xiao L, Wener MH, Campbell KL, Duggan CR, Foster-Schubert KE, Kong A, Mason CE, Wang CY, Blackburn GL, Bain CE, Thompson HJ, McTiernan A. Effects of a caloric restriction weight loss diet and exercise on inflammatory biomarkers in overweight/obese postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial. Cancer Research2012;1:72(9):2314-2326.

33. Campbell KL, Pusic A, Zucker D, McNeely M, Binkley J, Cheville A, Harwood K.  A prospective model of care for breast cancer rehabilitation: Function.  Cancer 2012;118(8 supple):2300-11.

34. Winters-Stone K, Schwartz A, Hayes SC, Fabian C, Campbell KL.  A prospective model of care for breast cancer rehabilitation: Bone health and Athralgia.  Cancer 2012;118(8 supple):2288-99.

35. Demark-Wahnefried W, Campbell KL, Hayes SC.  Weight management and its role in breast cancer rehabilitation.  Cancer 2012;118(8 supple):2277-87.

36. Harris SR, Campbell KL, McNeely M, Schmitz KH.  Clinical practice guidelines for breast cancer rehabilitation:  Synthesis of guideline recommendations and qualitative appraisals.  Cancer 2012;118(8 supple):2312-24.

37. McNeely M, Pusic A, Campbell KL, Gabram-Mendola S, Binkley J, Soballe, Peter W. A prospective model of care for breast cancer rehabilitation: Post-surgical and post-reconstructive issues.  Cancer  2012;118(8 supple): 2226-36.

38. Stout NK, Binkley J, Schmitz KH, Andrews K, Hayes SC, Campbell KL, McNeely M, Soballe P, Berger A, Cheville A, Fabian C, Gerber L, Harris SR, Johansson K, Pusic A, Prosnitz R, Smith R. A prospective surveillance model for rehabilitation for women with breast cancer.  Cancer 2012;118(8 supple):  2191-200.

39. Campbell KL, Foster-Schubert KE, Alfano CM , Wang C,  Wang CY, Duggan CR,  Mason C, Imayama I, Kong A, Xiao L, Bain CE, Blackfurn GL, Stancyzk FZ, McTiernan A. Reduced-calorie Dietary Weight Loss, Exercise, and Sex Hormones in Postmenopausal Women: Randomized Controlled Trial .  Journal of Clinical Oncology 2012; 30 (19):2314-26.

40. Campbell KL, Neil SE, Winters-Stone K.  Principles of exercise prescription:  A review of physical activity interventions in breast cancer survivors.  British Journal of Sports Medicine 2012; 46:909-916.

41.  Mason C, Foster-Schubert KE, Imayama I, Xiao L, Kong A, Campbell KL, Duggan CR, Wang CY, Alfano CM, Ulrich CM, Blackburn GL, McTiernan A.  History of weight cycling does not impede future weight loss or metabolic improvements in postmenopausal women.  Metabolism 2013 Jan;62(1):127-36.

42. Neil SE, Klika RJ, Garland S.J., McKenzie DC, Campbell KL.  Cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular deconditioning in fatigued and non-fatigued breast cancer survivors.  Journal of Supportive Cancer Care 2013; 21(3):873-81.

43. Mason C, Xiao L, Imayama I, Duggan CR, Foster-Schubert KE, Kong A, Campbell KL, Wang CY, Villasenor A, Neuhouser ML, Alfano CM, Blackburn GL, McTiernan A. Influence of diet, exercise and serum vitamin D on sarcopenia in postmenopausal women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2013;45(4):607-14.

44. Campbell KL†, Foster-Schubert KE†, Makar KW, Kratz M, Hagman D, Schur EA, Habermann N, Horton M, Abbenhardt C, Kuan L, Xiao L, Davidson J, Morgan M, Wang CY, Duggan CR, McTiernan A, Ulrich CM.  Gene expression changes in adipose tissue with diet- and/or exercise-induced weight loss: a pilot study. Cancer Prevention Research 2013; 6(3):217-31.  (†indicated co-first author)

45. Singh C, De Vera M, Campbell KL.  The effect of prospective monitoring and early physiotherapy intervention on the incidence of arm morbidity following surgery for breast cancer: a pilot study. Physiotherapy Canada 2013 65(2):183-191.

46. Imayama I, Alfano CM, Mason CE, Wang C, Xiao L, Duggan CR, Campbell KL, Foster-Schubert KE, Wang CY, McTiernan A. Exercise adherence, cardiopulmonary fitness and anthropometric changes improve exercise self-efficacy and health-related quality of life. Journal of Physical Activity & Health 2013; 10(5):676-689.

47. Kirkham AA, Campbell KL, Gelmon KA, McKenzie DC.  Aerobic exercise intensity prescription in breast cancer patients and survivors. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2013; 45(8): 1443-50.

48. Abbenhardt C, McTiernan A, Alfano CM, Wener MH, Campbell KL, Duggan C, Foster-Schubert KE, Kong A, Toriola AT, Potter JD, Mason C, Xiao L, Blackburn GL, Bain C, Ulrich CM. Effects of individual and combined dietary weight loss and exercise interventions in postmenopauasal women on adiponectin and leptin levels. Journal of Internal Medicine 2013; 274(2): 163-75.

49. Mason C, Xiao L, Duggan C, Imayama I, Foster-Schubert KE, Kong A, Campbell KL, Wang CY, Alfano CM, Blackburn GL, Pollack M, McTiernan A.  Effect of dietary weight loss and exercise on insulin-like growth factor-1 and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 in postmenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2013; 22(8):1456-63.

50. Winters-Stone K, Neil SE, Campbell KL.  Principles of exercise prescription:  A review of physical activity interventions in cancer survivors.  British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013 Jan 4 [epub ahead of print]

51. Neil SE, Myring A, Peeters MJ, Pirie I, Jacobs R, Hunt MA, Garland SJ, Campbell KL. Reliability and validity of the Performance Recorder 1 for measuring isometric knee flexor and extensor strength. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2013; 29 (8):639-47.

52. Mason C, Risques RA, Xiao L, Duggan CR, Imayama I, Campbell KL, Kong A, Foster-Schubert KE, Wang C, Alfano CM, Blackburn GL, Rabinovitch PS, McTiernan A.  Independent and combined effects of dietary weight loss and exercise on leukocyte telomere length in postmenopausal women. Obesity 2013; 21(12):E549-54.

53. Cadmus-Bertram L, Irwin ML, Alfano CM, Campbell KL, Duggan C, Foster-Schubert KE, McTiernan A.  Predicting adherence of formerly sedentary adults to a 12-month exercise intervention.  Journal of Physical Activity & Health 2013 Oct 31 [epub ahead of print].

54. Imayama I, Alfano CM, Mason C, Wang C, Duggan C, Campbell KL, Kong A, Foster-Schubert KE, Blackburn GL, Wang C, McTiernan A. Weight and metabolic effects of dietary weight loss and exercise interventions in postmenopausal antidepressant medication users and non-users: a randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine 2013;57(5):525-32.

55. Mang CS, Campbell KL, Ross CJD, Boyd LA.  Promoting neuroplasticity for motor rehabilitation after stroke: considering the effects of aerobic exercise and genetic variation on brain-derived neurotrophic factor.  Physical Therapy 2013;93(12):1707-16.

56. Neil SE, Gotay CC, Campbell KL.  Physical activity levels of cancer survivors in Canada: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey.  Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2014;8(1):143-9.

57. Takacs J, Kirkham AA, Perry F, Brown J, Marriott E, Monkman D, Havey J, Hung S, Campbell KL, Hunt MA.  Lateral trunk lean gait modification increases the energy cost of treadmill walking in those with knee osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2014;22(2):203-9.

58. Balneaves L, Patten CV, Truant T, Kelly M, Neil SE, Campbell KL.  Women’s Perspectives on a Weight Loss or Lifestyle Intervention Program in the Context of Breast Cancer.  Supportive Care in Cancer 2014;22(8):2057-65

59. Mason C, Foster-Schubert KE, Xiao L, Imayama I, Duggan C, Campbell KL, Kong A, Wang CY, Alfano CM, Blackburn GL, McTiernan A.  The effects of separate and combined dietary weight loss and exercise on fasting ghrelin concentrations in overweight and obese women: a randomized controlled trial.  Clinical Endocrinology 2014 May 5. doi: 10.1111/cen.12483.

60.  Courneya KS, Vardy J, Gill S, Jonker D, O’Brien P, Friedenreich CM, Dhillon H, Wong RKS, Meyer RM, Crawford JJ, Campbell KL, Prapavessis H, O’Callaghan C, Turner J, Spencer LM, P. van der Ploeg H, Tu D, Booth CM.  Update on the Colon Health and Life-Long Exercise Change Trial: A Phase III Study of the Impact of an Exercise Program on Disease-Free Survival in Colon Cancer Survivors. Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep 2014 June 13.  DOI 10.1007/s11888-014-0231-8 [Epub ahead of print]

61. Goh J, Niksirat N, Campbell KL.  Exercise Training and Immune Crosstalk in the Tumor Microenvironment: Exploring the Paradigms of Exercise-Induced Immune Modulation and Exercise-Induced Myokines. American Journal of Translational Research 2014;6(5):422-438.

62. Kirkham AA, Virani SA, Campbell KL. The Utility of Cardiac Stress Testing for Detection of Cardiovascular Disease in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Women’s Health (accepted June 27, 2014) (in press)

63.  Habermann N, Makar KW, Abbenhardt C, Xiao L, Wang CY, Utsugi HK, Alfano CM,  Campbell KL, Duggan C, Foster-Schubert KE, Mason CE, Imayama I, Lampe P, Blackburn GL, Potter JD, McTiernan A, Ulrich CM.  No effects of diet and exercise on DNA repair capacity in postmenopausal women – a randomized controlled trial.  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (accepted August 6, 2014) (in press)

64. Neil-Sztramko SE, Kirkham AA, Hung SH, Niksirat N, Nishikawa K, Campbell KL. Aerobic capacity and upper limb strength are reduced in women diagnosed with breast cancer: A systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy 2014, 60(4): 189-200.

65. Mang, CS, Snow NJ, Campbell KL, Ross CJD, Boyd LA. A single bout of high-intensity aerobic exercise facilitates response to paired associative stimulation and promotes sequence-specific implicit motor learning.  Journal of Applied Physiology (accepted Sept 21, 2014)

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