Jennifer Jakobi PhD

Current Positions and Affiliations:

  • Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, UBC Okanagan

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Frailty
  • Healthy aging
  • Exercise interventions
  • Age-related change in muscle function
  • Motor unit activity
  • Exercise adaptations
  • Sex differences in aging

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities:

Spinal network adaptability for the control of steady contractions in men and women
PI:  Jen Jakobi
Date:  2013 - 2018
Funded by:  NSERC Discover Grant, $33,000

Evaluation of muscle length: Technical advancement in ultrasound imaging
PI:  Jen Jakobi
Date:  2013 - 2014
Funded by:  UBCO, Office of Research Services Individual Grant, $5,000

Measure of motor unit activity: Spinal integration
PI:  Jen Jakobi
Date:  2013 - 2014
Funded by:  UBCO, Office of Research Services, $6,000

Identification of unique aspects of frailty progression based upon gender
PI:  Jen Jakobi
Date:  2013 - 2014
Funded by:  Faculty of Health and Social Development, $5,000

Does stretch alter the length tension relationship?
PI:  Jen Jakobi
Date:  2013 - 2014
Funded by:  Faculty of Health and Social Development Undergraduate Summer Research Award, $5,000

New scientific collaboration support program: Bilateral contractions at the ankle joint and risk of falling in aging
PI:  Jen Jakobi
Co-PI:  Emile Simoneau, Gareth Jones
Date:  2013 - 2014
Funded by:  France Canada Research Initiative Fund (FCRP), $3,500

Publications and Reports:

Media

Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, Carey Simpson, Brad Harwood, UBCO Stretching Study, 2013
Global News link: http://globalnews.ca/video/468063/ubco-stretching-study
BC, CTV News link: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/stretching-benefits-men-more-than-women-study-1.1227170

 

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Contact

Jennifer Jakobi
Associate Professor
School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Health and Social Development 
UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road  ART 168
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9884
email:  jennifer.jakobi@ubc.ca

web:  https://hes.ok.ubc.ca/person/jennifer-jakobi/

Jennifer Jakobi