Catrine Tudor-Locke, PhD, FACSM

Associate Professor

Walking Behavior
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University of Lethbridge B.A. 1985 Physical Education
Dalhousie University M.Sc. 1992 Kinesiology
University of Waterloo Ph.D. 2000 Health Studies
University of South Carolina Post-doc 2001 Public Health


The focus of my research is on measurement and promotion of walking behaviors broadly applied across the lifespan and health conditions, and from both a clinical and public health perspective. I am interested in user-friendly and feasible objective monitoring metrics that support translation across science and practice. I study dose-response issues (e.g., how much is enough, how much is too little, how fast, etc.) and am interested in simple approaches to pattern recognition, including habit recognition. I favor accessible technologies, environments, programs, and policies that support walking more frequently, farther, and faster.


Tudor-Locke, C. & Rowe, D.A. Using cadence to study free-living ambulatory behavior. Sports Medicine, 2012, 42(5):381-398. doi: 10.2165/11599170-000000000-00000

Tudor-Locke, C. & Schuna, J.M., Jr. Steps to preventing Type 2 diabetes: Exercise, walk more, or sit less? Frontiers in Diabetes, 2012; 3:142. . Link to open access article:

Tudor-Locke, C., Camhi, S.M., & Troiano, R.P. A catalog of rules, variables, and definitions applied to accelerometer data in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2006. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2012, 9: E119. Link to open access article:

Tudor-Locke, C., Craig, C.L., Thyfault, J.P., & Spence, J.C. A step-defined sedentary lifestyle index: < 5,000 steps/day. Applied Physiology Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2013, 38(2):100-114. Link to open access article:

Tudor-Locke C, Swift DL, Schuna JM Jr, Dragg AT, Davis AB, Martin CK, Johnson WD, Church TS. WalkMore: a randomized controlled trial of pedometer-based interventions differing on intensity messages. BMC Public Health. 2014 Feb 15;14(1):168. Link to open access article:
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