The thrust of Dr. Deborah Jehu’s research has been to generate new insight on the age-related changes to the balance control system, as well as develop therapeutic interventions to improve balance and decrease the risk for falls. She received her Bachelor of Kinesiology with a minor in French in 2010 from Brock University, her Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences in Kinesiology in 2012 from Brock University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Human Kinetics in 2017 from the University of Ottawa.
During her studies, she has designed and implemented several interventions for older adults, and contributed that attention demanding balance training can provoke improvements in attention and functional mobility. She also received a three-month visiting PhD student scholarship from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2017 where she will publish several papers surrounding total knee arthroplasty and stroke. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Oregon Health & Science University researching traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. She specializes in posture, gait, attention, physical activity, aging, and falls prevention.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Jehu, please see ResearchGate.
University: University of British Columbia
Department: Physical Therapy
Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow