Jakobi, Jennifer

Jennifer Jakobi

Jennifer Jakobi PhD


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

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road ART 168
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

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

Integrative STEM Team Advancing Networks of Diversity (iSTAND)
Healthy Exercise and Aging Lab (HEAL)
School of Health and Exercise Sciences web:  Jennifer Jakobi

  • Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering
  • Frailty
  • Healthy aging
  • Exercise interventions
  • Age-related change in muscle function
  • Motor unit activity
  • Exercise adaptations
  • Sex differences in aging

Virtual Reality: A relevant, safe, trusted and co-created platform with older adults
Co-PIs: Jakobi, J., Boger, J.
Co-Is: Brian Dalton, Mohammad Hasan, Christiane Hoppmann, Komisar, Sakakibara
Funded by: New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration $250,000

Aging in Place: Optimizing active and healthy aging at home
Lead:  Jakobi, J
Co-Is:  Dalton, B., Komisar, V., Sakakibara, B., Hoppmann, C., Boger, J.
Date:  November 2020– October 2023
Funded by:  University of British Columbia Eminence Program

Allies in Health: Social Support for Health Behaviours and Combating Loneliness in the Face of COVID-19
PI: Hoppmann, C.
Co-Is:  Jakobi, J. Ashe, M., Maden, K., Muirphy, R. , Linden, W.
Date:  Feb 2021- Jan 2022
Funded by:  University of British Columbia Health Innovation Funding Investment Award.

iSTAND; Science Outreach
PI:  Jakobi, J.
Date: 2021-2024
Funded by: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC); Promoscience


  • NSERC: Motor Unit Function; Central Descending and Sensory Reflex Modulation
  • UBC Okanagan, Office of Research Services, Internal Grant

For opportunities in the Neuromuscular Physiology Lab please contact me at Jennifer.Jakobi@ubc.ca
Neuromuscular – Healthy Exercise and Aging Lab (HEAL)

Please visit Dr. Jennifer Jakobi’s Google Scholar profile here: https://scholar-google-ca.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/citations?hl=en&user=P3bKe7cAAAAJ