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Janet Marie Shaw

Janet Marie Shaw, PhD

Academic Information

Departments Primary - , Adjunct - , Adjunct - , Adjunct -

Divisions: General OB/GYN

Academic Office Information

Research Statement

I study the health benefits of physical activity and exercise, with a particular interest in women's health.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Wolpern AE (10/01/2021). Physical activity in the early postpartum period in primiparous women. J Sci Med Sport, 24, 1149-1154.
  2. Nygaard IE (05/01/2021). Habitus and pelvic floor symptoms and support 1 year postpartum. Obstet Gynecol, 137, 821-830.
  3. Hitchcock R Shaw JM Niederauer S Zhou J Sheng X Yang M Nygaard IE (02/01/2021). Association Between Measures of Trunk Recovery 5 to 10 Weeks Postpartum and Pelvic Floor Support and Symptoms 1 Year Postpartum in Primiparas Delivered Vaginally. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 27, e427-e435.
  4. Nygaard IE Wolpern A Bardsley T Egger MJ Shaw JM (02/01/2021). Early postpartum physical activity and pelvic floor support and symptoms 1 year postpartum. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 224, 193.e1-193.e19.
  5. Nygaard IE Shaw JM Wang J Sheng X Yang M Niederauer S Hitchcock R (01/01/2021). Do Measures of Muscular Fitness Modify the Effect of Intra-abdominal Pressure on Pelvic Floor Support in Postpartum Women? Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 27, e267-e276.
  6. Wolpern AE (09/01/2020). Relationship of heart rate, perceived exertion, and intra-abdominal pressure in women. 9, 97-103.
  7. Dietze-Hermosa M (07/01/2020). Intra-abdominal pressure and pelvic floor health: Should we be thinking about this relationship differently? . Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 26, 409-414.
  8. Saltzman HM Egger MJ Bardsley T Ding Q Shaw JM Nygaard IE (01/01/2020). Differences in Pelvic Floor Symptoms During Pregnancy Between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 26(1), 37-43.
  9. de Gennaro J (05/01/2019). The relationship between intra-abdominal pressure and body acceleration during exercise. . 25, 231-237.
  10. Nygaard IE (01/2017). Physical and cultural determinants of postpartum pelvic floor support and symptoms following vaginal delivery: a protocol for a mixed-methods prospective cohort study. . BMJ Open, 10.
  11. Middlekauff ML (09/2016). The impact of acute and chronic strenuous exercise on pelvic floor muscle strength and support in nulliparous healthy women. . Am J Obstet Gynecol, 215, 316.e1-7.
  12. Ball TJ (04/2016). Predictive Validity of an Adult Physical Activity “Vital Sign” Recorded in Electronic Health Records. 13, 403-8.
  13. Coleman TJ (07/2015).
  14. Nygaard IE (07/2015).
  15. Shaw JM (01/2014).
  16. Nygaard IE (01/2014).
  17. Frost CJ (01/2014).
  18. Goh TL (07/08/2012).
  19. Nygaard I (07/01/2012).
  20. Hsu Y (05/23/2012).
  21. Greenwood JLJ (05/15/2012).

Book Chapter

  1. Joy EA (05/2014).
  2. Joy EA (07/2013).


  1. Wolpern AE (05/01/2017). Wrist-worn accelerometry usage in primiparous early postpartum women. [Abstract]. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49, S829.


  1. Frost CJ (01/01/2021). Title IX and Its Impact After 40 Years: Understanding Physical Activity Perspectives of Adolescent Girls. Utah Women's Health Review.
  2. Shaw JM (03/13/2018). Exercise, sport and the pelvic floor. . International Urogynecological Association Newsletter (13). International Urogynecological Association Newsletter.