Jessica (Jess) Gorzelitz

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Assistant Professor
Area:
Health Promotion
Specialization:
Exercise oncology
End Degree:
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoc, National Cancer Institute
Office:
E120 FH
Email: Laboratory:
Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship Lab
Lab Website:

Research overview:

My research agenda is focused on physical activity and exercise in cancer survivorship, using innovative distance-based approaches to reach rural and underserved populations. I focus on the importance of muscle strengthening exercise for survivors to help reduce treatment related symptoms to focus on health through strength.

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GPgXF5MAAAAJ&hl=en

PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/jessica.gorzelitz.2/bibliography/public/

Publications (selected):

Gorzelitz J, Trabert B, Kahtki HA, Moore SC, Watts EL, Matthews CE. Joint and independent associations of weightlifting and aerobic activity with mortality in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 27 September 2022. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-105315

Watts EL, Matthews CE, Freeman JR, Gorzelitz JS, Hong HG, Liao LM, McClain KM, Saint-Maurice PF, Shiroma EJ, Moore SC. Association of Leisure Time Physical Activity Types and Risks of All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality Among Older Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Aug 1;5(8):e2228510. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.28510. PMID: 36001316; PMCID: PMC9403775..

Gorzelitz J, Bouji N, Stout NL. Program Barriers and Facilitators in Virtual Cancer Exercise Implementation: A Qualitative Analysis. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. 2022 Jul 1;7(3):e000199.

Gorzelitz JS, Trentham Dietz A, Hampton JM, Spencer RJ, Costanzo E, Koltyn K, Gangnon RE, Newcomb PA, Cadmus-Bertram LA. Mortality risk and physical activity across the lifespan in endometrial cancer survivors. Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Jan 17. doi: 10.1007/s10552-021-01540-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35040017.

Gorzelitz JS, Stoller S, Costanzo E, Gangnon R, Koltyn K, Dietz AT, Spencer RJ, Rash J, Cadmus-Bertram L. Improvements in strength and agility measures of functional fitness following a telehealth-delivered home-based exercise intervention in endometrial cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2021 Jul 25. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06415-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34304292.

Gorzelitz J, Costanzo E, Gangnon R, Koltyn K, Dietz AT, Spencer RJ, Rash J, Cadmus-Bertram L. Feasibility and acceptability of home-based strength training in endometrial cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2021 Mar 6. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-00990-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33675013.

Parker NH, Gorzelitz J, Ngo-Huang A, Basen-Engquist K, Prakash L, Garg N, Fogelman D, Varadhachary G, Petzel MQB, Schadler K, Katz MHG. The Role of Home-Based Exercise in Maintaining Skeletal Muscle During Preoperative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment. Integrated Cancer Therapies. 2021 Jan-Dec;20:1534735420986615. PMID: 33870744; PMCID: PMC8056559.

Gorzelitz J, Farber C, Gangnon R, Cadmus-Bertram C. Accuracy of Wearable Trackers for Measuring Moderate- to Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour 3.4 (2020): 346-357. DOI: 10.1123/jmpb.2019-0072

Gorzelitz J, Trabert B, Kahtki HA, Moore SC, Watts EL, Matthews CE. Joint and independent associations of weightlifting and aerobic activity with mortality in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 27 September 2022. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-105315

Watts EL, Matthews CE, Freeman JR, Gorzelitz JS, Hong HG, Liao LM, McClain KM, Saint-Maurice PF, Shiroma EJ, Moore SC. Association of Leisure Time Physical Activity Types and Risks of All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality Among Older Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Aug 1;5(8):e2228510. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.28510. PMID: 36001316; PMCID: PMC9403775..

Gorzelitz J, Bouji N, Stout NL. Program Barriers and Facilitators in Virtual Cancer Exercise Implementation: A Qualitative Analysis. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. 2022 Jul 1;7(3):e000199.

Gorzelitz JS, Trentham Dietz A, Hampton JM, Spencer RJ, Costanzo E, Koltyn K, Gangnon RE, Newcomb PA, Cadmus-Bertram LA. Mortality risk and physical activity across the lifespan in endometrial cancer survivors. Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Jan 17. doi: 10.1007/s10552-021-01540-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35040017.

Gorzelitz JS, Stoller S, Costanzo E, Gangnon R, Koltyn K, Dietz AT, Spencer RJ, Rash J, Cadmus-Bertram L. Improvements in strength and agility measures of functional fitness following a telehealth-delivered home-based exercise intervention in endometrial cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2021 Jul 25. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06415-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34304292.

Gorzelitz J, Costanzo E, Gangnon R, Koltyn K, Dietz AT, Spencer RJ, Rash J, Cadmus-Bertram L. Feasibility and acceptability of home-based strength training in endometrial cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2021 Mar 6. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-00990-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33675013.

Parker NH, Gorzelitz J, Ngo-Huang A, Basen-Engquist K, Prakash L, Garg N, Fogelman D, Varadhachary G, Petzel MQB, Schadler K, Katz MHG. The Role of Home-Based Exercise in Maintaining Skeletal Muscle During Preoperative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment. Integrated Cancer Therapies. 2021 Jan-Dec;20:1534735420986615. PMID: 33870744; PMCID: PMC8056559.

Gorzelitz J, Farber C, Gangnon R, Cadmus-Bertram C. Accuracy of Wearable Trackers for Measuring Moderate- to Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour 3.4 (2020): 346-357. DOI: 10.1123/jmpb.2019-0072