Ulf Bronas

Ulf BronasUlf Bronas, PhD, ATC, ATR, FSVM, FAHA
Assistant Professor

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Office Location:
6-156 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Cooperative Membership:
Adult and Gerontological Health


Education Background:
PhD, Exercise/Applied Physiology, University of Minnesota, 2007
MS, Exercise/Applied Physiology, University of North Dakota Grand Forks, 2001
BS, Sports Medicine and Human Biology (Summa Cum Laude) St. Cloud State University, 1999

Professional Licenses and Certifications:
N.A.T.A. B.O.C. Certified Athletic Trainer
Licensed and Registered by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
American Red Cross Certified Professional Rescuer

Professional Memberships:
American Heart Association: Interdisciplinary Working Group, Atherosclerotic PVD Council; Liaison from the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease to the Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Committee in the Council of Clinical Cardiology; Council Affiliation on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism; Council on Kidney and Cardiovascular Disease;

Society for Vascular Medicine: Education Committee

American Society for Nephrology

American College of Sports Medicine

National Athletic Trainers' Association

Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association

Current Funded Research Projects:
Diabetic Kidney Disease: Influence of exercise on 24-hr blood pressure and albuminuria, Grant in Aid of Research, University of Minnesota

Comparison of the Effects of Hatha Yoga with General Aerobic and Muscle Strengthening Exercise in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis, Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Iowa

Preventing Toileting Disabilities in Frail Older Women, Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Iowa

Healthy Bodies & Bladders. University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Seed Grant

Diabetic Kidney Disease: Influence of Exercise on Physical and Vascular Function, National Institutes of Health K-23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Clinical Research

Exercise Training to Reduce Claudication: Arm Ergometry versus Treadmill Training, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Treat-Jacobson D, Lindquist RA, Witt D, Kirk LN, Schorr E, Bronas UG, Davey C, Regensteiner JG. The PADQOL: Development and Validation of a PAD-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire. Vascular Medicine 2012; 17: 405-415

Bronas UG. Associations between respiratory gas exchange measures and walking distance in patients with claudication. Invited editorial.VASA-European Journal of Vascular Medicine 2012; 41: 240-242

Bronas UG. Benefits of Regular Exercise in Patients with Kidney Disease: Implications for Clinical Practice and Clinical Research. Invited editorial commentary. Journal of Evidenced Based Nursing Published Online First: 8 January 2012 doi:10.1136/ebnurs-2011-100470 * Evid Based Nurs 2012; 15: 95-96

Murphy TP, Cutlip DE, Regensteiner JG, Mohler ER, Cohen DJ, Reynolds MR, Massaro JM, Lewis BA, Cerezo J, Oldenburg N, Thum CC, Goldberg S, Jaff MR, Steffes MW, Comerota AJ, Ehrman J, Treat-Jacobson D, Walsh E, Collins T, Badenhop DT, Bronas UG, Hirsch AT, for the CLEVER Study. Supervised Exercise Versus Primary Stenting for Claudication Resulting from Aortoiliac Peripheral Artery Disease: Six-Month Outcomes From the Claudication: Exercise Versus Endoluminal Revascularization (CLEVER) Study Investigators Circulation 2012; 125: 130-139

Yu F, Nelson N, Savik K, Wyman JF, Dysken M, Bronas UG. Affecting Cognition and Quality of LIfe via Aerobic Exercise in Alzheimer's Disease. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2011 Sep 12. (Epub ahead of print)

Yu F, Savik K, Wyman J, Bronas UG. Maintaining Physical Fitness and Function: A Pilot Study of Aerobic Training in Alzheimer's Disease. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias. 2011 Aug; 26(5): 406-12

Bronas UG and Treat-Jacobson D. Peripheral Artery Disease in the Elderly: Prevalence, Clinical Implications, and Therapy. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports 2011; 5(5): 57-466

Bronas UG, Treat-Jacobson D, Leon AS. Contribution of Improved Cardiorespiratory Functions to Increased Pain-Free and Maximal Walking Distance in Patients with Claudication Following Arm Ergometer or Treadmill Exercise Training. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2011; 53: 1557-1564

Treat-Jacobson D, Henly S, Bronas UG, Leon AS, Henly GA. Understanding the Pain Trajectory during Treadmill Testing in Peripheral Artery Disease: A Hierarchical Generalized Latent Variable Model Approach. Journal of Nursing Research Supplement 2011, 60;3S: S38-S49

Bronas UG and Dengel DR. Influence of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation on the Development and Progression of Atherosclerosis. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 2010; 4(6): 521-534

Dengel DR and Bronas UG. The Role of Endothelial Dysfunction on Development and Progression of Atherosclerosis and Methods to Assess Vascular Function and Structure. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 2010; 4(5): 445-456

Bronas UG, Treat-Jacobson D, Painter P: Alternative Forms of Exercise Training and Complementary Therapy in the Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum 2009; 22(4): 220-225

Bronas UG. Exercise Training and Reduction of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2009; 16(6): 449-458

Bronas UG, Hirsch AT, Murphy T, Badenhop D, Collins T, Ehrman JK, Ershow AG, Lewis B, Treat-Jacobson D, Walsh E, Regensteiner JG. Design of the Multicenter Standardized Supervised Exercise Training Intervention for the "Claudication: Exercise vs. Endoluminal Revascularization" Study (CLEVER): Vascular Medicine 2009; 14: 313-321

Bronas UG, Leon AS. Hypertension: Lifestyle Modifications for its Prevention and Management. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 2009; 3: 425-439 * This article was cited as one of the most important articles published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

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