• Dr. Sprod received her Ph.D. in Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado followed her M.P.H. while in an NCI-funded post-doctoral position at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2024-07-01 Applying Lessons from the Blue Zones on Campus: How Environment Impacts HealthBuilding Healthy Academic Communities.  8:10–17. 2024-07-01
    2023-06-01 Experiences of the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in the University SettingBuilding Healthy Academic Communities Journal.  7. 2023-06-01
    2022-05-01 Deciding Which Cancer-Related Fatigue Assessment Tool to Use Just Got Much EasierOncology.  36:278-279. 2022-05-01
    2017-12-01 Case study: Unfavorable but transient physiological changes during contest preparation in a drug-free male bodybuilderInternational Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.  27:550-559. 2017-12-01
    2017-03-01 Pharmaceutical, psychological, and exercise interventions for cancer-related fatigue: A comparative meta-analysisJournal of the American Medical Association Oncology2017-03-01
    2016-12-01 Feasibility Study Related to Inactive Cancer Survivors Compared with Non-Cancer Controls During Aerobic Exercise TrainingFeasibility Study Related to Inactive Cancer Survivors Compared with Non-Cancer Controls During Aerobic Exercise Training.  15:592-600. 2016-12-01
    2015-11-01 YOCAS©® Yoga Improves Self-Reported Memory in Cancer Survivors: Results from a Completed Nationwide Randomized Clinical TrialIntegrative Cancer Therapies.  597-600. 2015-11-01
    2015-04-01 YOCAS©® Yoga improves arthralgia in cancer survivors post-treatment: results from a nationwide randomized clinical trialBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  150:597-604. 2015-04-01
    2015-01-01 Effects of Yoga on Cancer-Related Fatigue and Global Side-Effect Burden in Older Cancer SurvivorsJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  8-14. 2015-01-01
    2013-01-01 A nationwide randomized clinical trial of yoga for sleep quality among cancer survivorsJournal of Clinical Oncology.  31:3233-3241. 2013-01-01
    2013-01-01 Cancer-specific concerns and physical activity among recently diagnosed breast and prostate cancer survivorsIntegrative Cancer Therapies.  12:206-212. 2013-01-01
    2012-11-01 Cancer Keeping You Up? Tips for a Better Night’s SleepCoping with Cancer.  Nov/Dec. 2012-11-01
    2012-10-01 Impact of paroxetine on sleep problems in 426 cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: A trial from the University of Rochester Cancer Center Community Clinical Oncology ProgramSleep Medicine.  13:1184-1190. 2012-10-01
    2012-01-01 Cancer-related stress and complementary and alternative medicine: a reviewEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine2012-01-01
    2012-01-01 Differential expression of cytokines in breast cancer patients receiving different chemotherapies: implications for cognitive impairment researchSupportive Care in Cancer.  20:831-839. 2012-01-01
    2012-01-01 Exercise Recommendations for Cancer-Related Fatigue, Cognitive Impairment, Sleep Problems, Depression, Pain, Anxiety, and Physical Dysfunction—A ReviewOncology & Hematology Review.  8:81-88. 2012-01-01
    2012-01-01 Exercise and cancer treatment symptoms in 408 newly diagnosed older cancer patients.Journal of Geriatric Oncology.  3:90-97. 2012-01-01
    2012-01-01 Prevalence, putative mechanisms, and current management of sleep problems during chemotherapy for cancerNature and Science of Sleep.  4:151-162. 2012-01-01
    2011-01-01 Age-related differences in symptoms and their interference with quality of life in 903 cancer patients undergoing radiation therapyJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  2:225-232. 2011-01-01
    2011-01-01 Conducting cancer control and survivorship research via cooperative groups: A report from the American Society of Preventive OncologyCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.  20:1050-1055. 2011-01-01
    2011-01-01 Effects of tai chi chuan on insulin and cytokine levels in a pilot randomized and controlled study on breast cancer survivorsClinical Breast Cancer.  11:161-170. 2011-01-01
    2011-01-01 Health-related quality of life and mediators of inflammation in breast cancer survivors participating in tai chi chuanJournal of Cancer Survivorship.  6:146-154. 2011-01-01
    2011-01-01 Interventions to alleviate symptoms related to breast cancer treatments and areas of needed researchJournal of Cancer Science and Therapy.  S2:S2-001. 2011-01-01
    2011-01-01 Polarity therapy for cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer patients receiving radiation therapy: A randomized controlled pilot studyIntegrative Cancer Therapies.  10:27-37. 2011-01-01
    2011-01-01 The effect of cigarette smoking on cancer treatment-related side effectsThe Oncologist.  13:1784-1792. 2011-01-01
    2011-01-01 Treatment of hemotherapy-induced nausea and vomitingUS Oncology & Hematology.  7:91-97. 2011-01-01
    2011-01-01 What are successful recruitment and retention strategies for underserved populations? Examining physical activity interventions in primary care and community settingsTranslational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Research, and Policy.  1:234-251. 2011-01-01
    2010-01-01 Exercise, sleep quality and mediators of sleep in breast and prostate cancer patients receiving radiation therapyThe Journal of Community Oncology.  7:463-471. 2010-01-01
    2010-01-01 Three versus six months of exercise training in breast cancer survivorsBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  121:413-419. 2010-01-01
    2009-01-01 Considerations for training cancer survivorsStrength and Conditioning Journal.  31:39-47. 2009-01-01
    2009-01-01 Exercise for the management of side effects and quality of life among cancer survivorsCurrent Sports Medicine Reports.  8:325-330. 2009-01-01
    2008-01-01 Effects of a supervised exercise intervention on recovery from treatment regimens in breast cancer survivorsOncology Nursing Forum.  35:909-915. 2008-01-01
    2007-01-01 Cancer treatment-induced alterations in muscular fitness and quality of life: the role of exercise trainingAnnals of Oncology.  18:1957-1962. 2007-01-01
    2007-01-01 Effects of supervised exercise training on cardiopulmonary function and fatigue in breast cancer survivors during and following treatmentCancer.  110:918-925. 2007-01-01
    2007-01-01 Exercise training manages cardiopulmonary function and fatigue during and following cancer treatment in male cancer survivorsIntegrative Cancer Therapies.  6:235-241. 2007-01-01
    2005-01-01 The effects of walking poles on shoulder function in breast cancer survivorsIntegrative Cancer Therapies.  4:287-293. 2005-01-01


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    2017-05-01 Integrating Technology into Study Abroad to Enhance Intention and Critical Reflection -- Applied Learning in Higher Education.  The Applied Learning and Teaching Community of UNCW. 37-41. 2017-05-01
    2016-05-01 The Positive Side of the Paleo Diet -- Filling Up: Psychology of Eating.  Greenwood/ABC-CLIO. 173-176. 2016-05-01
    2015-01-01 Exercise Psychology with Cancer Patients and Survivors -- Doing Exercise Psychology.  Human Kinetics. 2015-01-01
    2013-01-01 Exercise for Cancer Patients: Treatment of Side Effects and Quality of Life -- Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer Their Causes and Their Management.  Springer. 279-289. 2013-01-01


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    2017-07-01 North Carolina’s Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program: An Investigation, Analysis, Assessment and Evaluation of the Program’s SuccessNC Division of Coastal Management. 50. 2017-07-01


    Research Overview

  • Dr. Sprod researches the benefits of exercise for side effect management in cancer survivors.
  • Investigator On

  • A “Lean In” Academy: Building Women Leaders across Campus 2019-11-01 - 2021-05-01
  • Research and Innovation in Sweden: Using digital innovation to promote exercise motivation within a self-determination theoretical framework 2018-04-01
  • Easy Breather Exercise Table: A Feasibility Evaluation of a Medical Device to Facilitate Gravity Powered Ventilation 2018-01-01 - 2018-02-01
  • Group Activity through Movement Exercise and Sports 2017-03-01 - 2017-06-01
  • Fall Risk Assessment and Intervention Project 2016-01-01 - 2016-12-01
  • Healthcare for Cancer Survivors and Families: Preparing Students through Interprofessional Education, Simulation, and the Use of Standardized Patients 2016-01-01 - 2016-06-01
  • North Carolina's Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program 2016-01-01 - 2016-06-01
  • UNCW Blue Zone Wellness Assessment 2016-01-01 - 2016-05-01
  • 2015 CHHS Interprofessional Education Simulation Summer Fellowship 2015-09-01 - 2016-05-01
  • Fighting Pediatric Cancer Together: The Necessity of an Interprofessional Approach to Advocacy Quality Healthcare Services Provision, and Funding Research 2015-02-01 - 2015-12-01
  • Case Study: Physiological Effects of Natural Bodybuilding Contest Preparation 2015-03-01 - 2015-11-01
  • Charles A. Cahill Award 2015-01-01 - 2015-07-01
  • School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (Internal Grant) 2015-01-01 - 2015-07-01
  • School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (Internal Grant) 2015-01-01 - 2015-07-01
  • ETEAL-Supported Pedagogy Initiatives 2014-2015 2015-06-01
  • The Role of Culture Related to Breast Cancer Screening, Care Seeking, and the Role of Family and Caregivers 2015-04-01 - 2015-05-01
  • CHHS Interprofessional Education Simulation Summer Fellowship 2014-06-01 - 2015-01-01
  • Full Name

  • Lisa K Sprod