Research Cluster in Aging in Place

RESEARCH CLUSTER IN AGING IN PLACE

Jennifer Jakobi

Jennifer Jakobi

CLUSTER LEAD

Professor, School of Health and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health and Social Development

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This research group is optimizing active and healthy aging at home.​

ABSTRACT

This cross-sectoral research is helping older adults ‘age in place’ or remain in their homes, safely and comfortably, by developing evidence-based, in-home self-management supports and assistive technologies to maintain physical activity, functional independence and social connections.

Cluster members are leaders in their field with expertise in aging, neuromuscular and exercise physiology, sensorimotor control, mobility and risk assessments, fall and injury prevention, biomechanics, artificially intelligent monitoring technologies, health psychology, chronic disease prevention, and personalized lifestyle medicine.

The team received a UBCO Cluster of Research Excellence award in 2020.

RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS

Brian Dalton

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

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Vicki Komisar

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering (January 2021), Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

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Brodie Sakakibara

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Southern Medical Program, UBC Okanagan

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Christiane Hoppmann

Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver

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Jennifer Boger

Assistant Professor, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

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Melanie Fenton

Research Coordinator, Aging in Place

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Phuong 'Lisa' Ha

PhD student, Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Healthy and Social Development

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Contact

Aging in Place

Dr. Jennifer Jakobi – School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Email jennifer.jakobi@ubc.ca

UBC Okanagan
Kelowna, BC Canada  V1V 1V7

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