Dr. Swisher is professor and Director of Scholarship in the Division of Physical Therapy at West Virginia University. She holds a PhD in exercise physiology and has spent over 20 years in clinical research related to exercise and CF. She is a founding member of the Exercise Working Group of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society and the Exercise Special Interest Group of the NACFC. She has presented in this area throughout Europe and North America and was awarded two Fulbright Grants to work with CF research in Australia and Ireland. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy journal for 7 years. She was recently inducted as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, in recognition of her contributions over 15+ years in the area of cardiopulmonary physical therapy.