Jung, Mary

Mary Jung

Mary Jung PhD

Associate Professor

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

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
1088 Discovery Way RHS 119
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9670
email:  mary.jung@ubc.ca

UBCO Our Stories: Mary Jung
SHES website:  Mary Jung
Diabetes Prevention Research Group
Small Steps for Big Changes


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

For more information about Dr. Jung’s research see:



Community Health: Building a framework for community-engaged community health research and knowledge translation
Co-Leads:  Kathleen Martin Ginis, Mary Jung
Co-Is:  Susan HoltzmanJonathan LittleNelly OelkeCharlotte JonesLesley LutesDonna KurtzStephen BergKathy Rush, Ross Hickey
Dates: 2017-2020
Funding:  2017 UBC Okanagan Eminence Fund

Mobile Health Biometrics to Enhance Exercise and Physical Activity Adherence in T2D
Co-Leads: NPI: UK: Dr M Cocks; NPI: Canada: Dr. A. McManus
Co- Is: UK: H. Jones, T. Sprung, R. Andrews, C. Mateus; Canada: J. LittleJung, MJones. C, Chang, C
Funded by: MRC + CIHR $657,720.00 (total) $245,939.00 (Canadian portion)

Dr. Jung’s publications are indexed in Google Scholar here: https://scholar-google-ca.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/citations?hl=en&user=na2kR5sAAAAJ

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 Medicine51(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 exercise49(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 psychology6. 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 Dietetics29(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 & therapeutics18(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 nutrition12(2), 193-204. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12158