Amal Wanigatunga, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist who studies physical activity as a powerful therapeutic to increase and maintain a high quality of life among older adults.
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- Wanigatunga, A. A., Manini, T. M., Cook, D. R., Katula, J. A., Fielding, R. A., Kramer, A. F., ... & Buford, T. W. (2018). Community-based activity and sedentary patterns are associated with cognitive performance in mobility-limited older adults. Frontiers in aging neuroscience, 10, 341.
- Wanigatunga, A. A., Gresham, G. K., Kuo, P. L., Martinez-Amezcua, P., Zipunnikov, V., Dy, S. M., ... & Schrack, J. A. (2018). Contrasting characteristics of daily physical activity in older adults by cancer history. Cancer.
- Wanigatunga, A. A., Gill, T. M., Marsh, A. P., Hsu, F. C., Yaghjyan, L., Woods, A. J., ... & Pahor, M. (2018). Effect of Hospitalizations on Physical Activity Patterns in Mobility-Limited Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
- Wanigatunga, A. A., Varadhan, R., Simonsick, E. M., Carlson, O. D., Studenski, S., Ferrucci, L., & Schrack, J. A. (2018). Longitudinal Relationship between Interleukin-6 and Perceived Fatigability among Well-functioning Adults in mid-to-late Life. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, gly120.
- Wanigatunga, A. A., Ambrosius, W. T., Rejeski, W. J., Gill, T. M., Glynn, N. W., Tudor-Locke, C., & Manini, T. M. (2017). Association Between Structured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Older Adults. JAMA, 318(3), 297-299.