ADRIANA M COLETTA, PhD, MS, RD portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Health-Kinesiology
  • Assistant Professor, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Research Statement

My research program integrates principles from exercise science and sports nutrition across the cancer continuum to optimize body composition, physical function and conditioning, and improve related biomarkers linked with cancer risk and progression.

For a complete list of my presentations and publications, please see my ORCID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2503-2792. Presentation and publications in subsequent sections below is only a select list. 

Research Keywords

  • Nutrition or Dietetics
  • Health and Exercise
  • Exercise programming
  • Exercise prescription
  • Exercise adherence
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Biochemistry-Physiology
  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Cancer or Carcinogenesis
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Cancer Prevention and Control

Presentations

  • “The feasibility of high-intensity interval training among women at heightened risk for invasive breast cancer” Coletta AM, Brewster AM, Chen M, Li Y, Bevers TB, Basen-Engquist K, Gilchrist SC. American Society of Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL . Poster, Presented, 03/2019.
  • “The impact of lifestyle intervention and metformin on long-term reductions in visceral fat among women at high risk for endometrial cancer” American Society of Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting, New York, NY . Presentation, Presented, 03/2018.
  • “Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry compared to computed tomography to measure visceral adiposity in gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer patients and survivors” Coletta AM, Klopp AH, Fogelman D, Parikh AM, Li Y, Garg N, Basen-Engquist K. NCI Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program Workshop, Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 09/2017.
  • "Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry is comparable to computed tomography for visceral adiposity measurement in cancer patients and survivors" Coletta AM, Klopp AH, Fogelman D, Parikh AM, Li Y, Garg N, Basen-Engquist K. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Poster, Presented, 05/2017.
  • “Adherence to physical activity guidelines in a cancer prevention setting: the impact of body mass index” Coletta AM, Marquez G, Thomas P, Thoman W, Austin A, Damani S, Bevers T, Brewster AB, Hawk E, Basen-Engquist K, Gilchrist SC. American Society of Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA . Poster, Presented, 03/2017.

Publications

  • Himbert C, Klossner N, Coletta AM, Barnes CA, Wiskemann J, LaStayo PC, Varghese TK & Ulrich CM (2020). Exercise and lung cancer surgery: A systematic review of randomized-controlled trials. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology. Vol. 156, 103086. Published, 11/01/2020.
  • Coletta AM, Campbell A, Morris GS & Schmitz KH (2020). Synergy Between Licensed Rehabilitation Professionals and Clinical Exercise Physiologists: Optimizing Patient Care for Cancer Rehabilitation. Seminars in oncology nursing. Vol. 36, 150975. Published, 04/01/2020.
  • Coletta AM, Klopp AH, Fogelman D, Parikh AM, Li Y, Garg N, Basen-Engquist K. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry compared to computed tomography for visceral adiposity assessment among gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer survivors. Sci Rep. 2019; 9(1):115000. Published, 08/08/2019.
  • Coletta AM, Marquez G, Thomas P, Thoman W, Austin A, Bevers T, Brewster, AB, Hawk E, Basen-Engquist K, Gilchrist SC. Clinical factors associated with adherence to aerobic and resistance physical activity guidelines among cancer prevention patients and survivors. PLOS One.14(8):e0220814. Published, 08/01/2019.
  • Coletta AM, Peterson SK, Gatus L, Krause K, Schembre SM, Gilchrist SC, Schembre S, Pande M, Vilar E, You N, Rodriguez-Bigas M, Strong LL, Lynch PM, Lu K, Basen-Engquist K. Energy balance related lifestyle factors and risk of endometrial and colorectal cancer among individuals with Lynch Syndrome: A systematic review. Fam Cancer. 2019; doi: 10.1007/s10689-019-00135-7. [Epub ahead of print]. Published, 06/24/2019.
  • Coletta AM, Li Y, Chen M, Basen-Engquist K, Gilchrist SC. High-intensity interval training to reduce breast cancer risk among women at heightened risk: feasibility and impact on biomarkers linked with breast cancer risk. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019. doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000002048. Published, 06/20/2019.
  • Yates MS, Coletta AM, Zhang Q, Schmandt RE, Medepalli M, Nebgen D, Soletsky B, Milbourne A, Levy E, Fellman B, Urbauer D, Yuan Y, Broaddus RR, Basen-Engquist K, Lu K. Prospective randomized biomarker study of metformin and lifestyle intervention for prevention in obese postmenopausal women at increased risk for endometrial cancer. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2018; 11(8):477-90. Published, 08/01/2018.
  • Basen-Engquist K, Brown PH, Coletta AM, Savage M, Maresso KC, Hawk E. Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology (Sixth Edition). Lifestyle and Cancer Prevention. Elsevier, 2020. 337-74. Accepted, 08/01/2018.
  • Zhang Y, Coletta AM, Allen PK, Parikh AM, Cox-Martin M, Meyer LA, Sun CC, Basen-Engquist K, Lu KH, Klopp AH. Perirenal adiposity is associated with lower progression free survival from ovarian cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018; 28(2):285-92. Published, 02/01/2018.
  • Parikh AM, Coletta AM, Yu ZH, Rauch GM, Cheung JP, Court LE, Klopp AH. Development and validation of a rapid and robust method to determine visceral adipose tissue volume using computed tomography images. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(8): e0183515. Published, 08/31/2017.