Dr. Jenna Gibbs, BSc(KIN), MSc, Ph.D.

Dr. Jenna Gibbs, BSc(KIN), MSc, Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, GERAS Centre
  • CIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Lyndhurst Centre​

Email: jgibbs@uwaterloo.ca

“My goal as a researcher is to make a positive impact on the quality of people’s lives, the academic community, and society by understanding the physiology and behaviours that contribute to muscle and bone strength, and designing and implementing safe and effective exercise and nutrition programs in health care and the community.”

Dr. Jenna Gibbs was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo and associated with the Toronto Rehab Institute-Lyndhurst Centre and the GERAS Centre for Aging Research. Dr. Gibbs is a kinesiologist with a specialization in musculoskeletal health, exercise, and nutrition (Penn State University – Ph.D. Kinesiology). Her research aims to understand the influence of physical activity, nutrition, and behaviour on musculoskeletal health in diverse populations, including healthy adults, athletes, and individuals at high risk of fracture. In recognition of academic excellence and leadership, Dr. Gibbs held several awards including a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship. She is currently an assistant professor in Kinesiology and Physical Activity, McGill University. ​

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