Mary E. Jung PhD

Current Positions and Affiliations:

  • Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Exercise
  • Physical activity
  • Self-regulatory efficacy

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities:

Embracing a vision for Indigenous Health: Community access to prevention, self-management and integrated diabetes
PI: D. Kurtz
Co-I: L. Bryant MacLean, O. Guerra, P. Hutchinson, C. Jones, M. Jung, J. Nyberg, D. Wilson
Dates: 2015-2016
Funded by: CIHR – Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples Operating Grant, $99,990

Publications and Reports:

Jung, M. E., Latimer-Cheung, A. E., Bourne, J. E., & Ginis, K. A. M. (2017). Targeted messages increase dairy consumption in adults: A randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51(1), 57-66. doi: 10.1007/s12160-016-9828-2

Barry, J. C., Simtchouk, S., Durrer, C., Jung, M. E., & Little, J. P. (2017). Short-Term Exercise Training Alters Leukocyte Chemokine Receptors in Obese Adults. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 49(8), 1631. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001261

Jung, M. E., Little, J. P., & Batterham, A. M. (2015). Commentary: Why sprint interval training is inappropriate for a largely sedentary population. Frontiers in psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01999

Dowd, A. J., Jung, M. E., Chen, M. Y., & Beauchamp, M. R. (2016). Prediction of adherence to a gluten‐free diet using protection motivation theory among adults with coeliac disease. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29(3), 391-398. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12321

Bailey, K. J., Little, J. P., & Jung, M. E. (2016). Self-monitoring using continuous glucose monitors with real-time feedback improves exercise adherence in individuals with impaired blood glucose: a pilot study. Diabetes technology & therapeutics, 18(3), 185-193. doi: 10.1089/dia.2015.0285

Jung, M. E., Stork, M. J., Stapleton, J., Bourne, J. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2016). A systematic review of behavioural interventions to increase maternal calcium intake. Maternal & child nutrition, 12(2), 193-204. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12158

Gierc, M., Locke, S., Jung, M., & Brawley, L. (2016). Attempting to be active: Self-efficacy and barrier limitation differentiate activity levels of working mothers. Journal of health psychology, 21(7), 1351-1360. doi: 10.1177/1359105314553047

Dowd, A. J., Chen, M. Y., Schmader, T., Jung, M. E., Zumbo, B. D., & Beauchamp, M. R. (2016). Psychosocial predictors of changes in adolescent girls’ physical activity and dietary behaviors over the course of the Go Girls! group-based mentoring program. Health education research, 31(4), 478-491. doi: 10.1093/her/cyw021

Martinez, N., Kilpatrick, M. W., Salomon, K., Jung, M. E., & Little, J. P. (2015). Affective and enjoyment responses to high-intensity interval training in overweight-to-obese and insufficiently active adults. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37(2), 138-149. doi: 10.1123/jsep.2014-0212

Jung, M. E., Bourne, J. E., Beauchamp, M. R., Robinson, E., & Little, J. P. (2015). High-intensity interval training as an efficacious alternative to moderate-intensity continuous training for adults with prediabetes. Journal of diabetes research, 2015. doi: 10.1155/2015/191595

Kilpatrick, M. W., Martinez, N., Little, J. P., Jung, M. E., Jones, A. M., Price, N. W., & Lende, D. H. (2015). Impact of high-intensity interval duration on perceived exertion. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), 1038-1045. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000495

Robinson, E., Durrer, C., Simtchouk, S., Jung, M. E., Bourne, J. E., Voth, E., & Little, J. P. (2015). Short-term high-intensity interval and moderate-intensity continuous training reduce leukocyte TLR4 in inactive adults at elevated risk of type 2 diabetes. Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(5), 508-516. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00334.2015

Currie, K. D., Bailey, K. J., Jung, M. E., McKelvie, R. S., & MacDonald, M. J. (2015). Effects of resistance training combined with moderate-intensity endurance or low-volume high-intensity interval exercise on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with coronary artery disease. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(6), 637-642. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.09.013

Dowd, A. J., Chen, M. Y., Jung, M. E., & Beauchamp, M. R. (2015). “Go Girls!”: psychological and behavioral outcomes associated with a group-based healthy lifestyle program for adolescent girls. Translational behavioral medicine, 5(1), 77-86. doi: 10.1007/s13142-014-0285-9

Jung, M. E., Mistry, C., Bourne, J. E., Perrier, M. J., Martin Ginis, K. A., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2015). A qualitative investigation of adults’ perceived benefits, barriers and strategies for consuming milk and milk products. Health education journal, 74(3), 364-378. doi: 10.1177/0017896914540295

Sessford, J. D., Jung, M., Brawley, L. R., & Forbes, J. L. (2015). Do Older Adults’ Beliefs about Their Community Mobility Predict Walking Performance?. Journal of aging and physical activity, 23(2), 272-278. doi: 10.1123/japa.2013-0235

Jung, M. E., Bourne, J. E., & Little, J. P. (2014). Where does HIT fit? An examination of the affective response to high-intensity intervals in comparison to continuous moderate-and continuous vigorous-intensity exercise in the exercise intensity-affect continuum. PLoS One, 9(12), e114541. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114541

Little, J. P., Jung, M. E., Wright, A. E., Wright, W., & Manders, R. J. (2014). Effects of high-intensity interval exercise versus continuous moderate-intensity exercise on postprandial glycemic control assessed by continuous glucose monitoring in obese adults. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 39(7), 835-841. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2013-0512

Bottorff, J. L., Poole, N., Kelly, M. T., Greaves, L., Marcellus, L., & Jung, M. (2014). Tobacco and alcohol use in the context of adolescent pregnancy and postpartum: a scoping review of the literature. Health & social care in the community, 22(6), 561-574. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12091

Kilpatrick, M. W., Jung, M. E., & Little, J. P. (2014). High-intensity interval training: a review of physiological and psychological responses. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, 18(5), 11-16. doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000067

Dowd, A. J., Tamminen, K. A., Jung, M. E., Case, S., McEwan, D., & Beauchamp, M. R. (2014). Motives for adherence to a gluten‐free diet: a qualitative investigation involving adults with coeliac disease. Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, 27(6), 542-549. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12203

Dowd, A. J., Schmader, T., Sylvester, B. D., Jung, M. E., Zumbo, B. D., Martin, L. J., & Beauchamp, M. R. (2014). Effects of social belonging and task framing on exercise cognitions and behavior. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36(1), 80-92. doi: 10.1123/jsep.2013-0114

Bailey, K. J., & Jung, M. E. (2014). The early bird gets the worm! Congruency between intentions and behavior is highest when plans to exercise are made for the morning. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 19(4), 233-247. doi: 10.1111/jabr.12027

Boyd, J. C., Simpson, C. A., Jung, M. E., & Gurd, B. J. (2013). Reducing the intensity and volume of interval training diminishes cardiovascular adaptation but not mitochondrial biogenesis in overweight/obese men. PLoS One, 8(7), e68091. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068091

Williams, C. B., Zelt, J. G., Castellani, L. N., Little, J. P., Jung, M. E., Wright, D. C., ... & Gurd, B. J. (2013). Changes in mechanisms proposed to mediate fat loss following an acute bout of high-intensity interval and endurance exercise. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 38(12), 1236-1244. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2013-0101

Jung, M. E., & Brawley, L. R. (2013). Concurrent self-regulatory efficacy as a mediator of the goal: Exercise behaviour relationship. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(5), 601-611. doi: 10.1177/1359105313479238

Little, J., Gillen, J.B., Percival, M.E., Safdar, A., Tarnopolsky, M.A., Punthakee, Z., Jung, M.E., Gibala, M.J. (2011). Low-volume high-intensity interval training reduces hyperglycemia and increases muscle mitochondrial capacity in patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of applied physiology, 111(6), 1554-1560. doi: 10.1089/dia.2013.1511

McRae, G., Payne, A., Zelt, J. G., Scribbans, T. D., Jung, M. E., Little, J. P., & Gurd, B. J. (2012). Extremely low volume, whole-body aerobic–resistance training improves aerobic fitness and muscular endurance in females. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 37(6), 1124-1131. doi: 10.1139/H2012-093

Wilson, A. J., Jung, M. E., Cramp, A., Simatovic, J., Prapavessis, H., & Clarson, C. (2012). Effects of a group-based exercise and self-regulatory intervention on obese adolescents’ physical activity, social cognitions, body composition and strength: A randomized feasibility study. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(8), 1223-1237. doi: 10.1177/1359105311434050

Lubans, D. R., Plotnikoff, R. C., Jung, M., Eves, N., & Sigal, R. (2012). Testing mediator variables in a resistance training intervention for obese adults with type 2 diabetes. Psychology & health, 27(12), 1388-1404. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2011.613471

Struik, L. L., Bottorff, J. L., Jung, M., & Budgen, C. (2012). Reaching adolescent girls through social networking: a new avenue for smoking prevention messages. CJNR (Canadian Journal of Nursing Research), 44(3), 84-103. ​

Last reviewed shim9/15/2017 3:07:10 PM


Mary E. Jung
Assistant Professor
School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Health & Social Development
UBC Okanagan
1088 Discovery Way RHS 119
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9670


Mary Jung