Dr. Deborah Jehu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Physical Therapy

Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Deborah Jehu is a MHSRS-funded postdoctoral research fellow mentored by Dr. Liu-Ambrose, and will be starting in August 2018. She will be managing a study comparing the efficacy of two balance training programs to improve cognitive function, functional mobility, dual-tasking, and physiological falls risk in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and impaired mobility. She has hands-on experience designing and implementing therapeutic interventions, including: multifactorial exercise and balance training in older adults, two dual-task balance training in older adults (Motor Control, 2017; Gait Posture, 2017; Aging Clin Exp Res, 2017), rehabilitation following total knee replacement (Gait Posture, 2018; Phys Ther, 2018), and vestibular, ocular-motor and balance rehabilitation post-mild traumatic brain injury (Phys Ther Protocols, Submitted). She also has experience overseeing the development of a home-exercise monitoring system using wearable inertial sensors with industry partners, to inform clinicians of the quality of and adherence to the home-exercise program. Dr. Jehu values the importance of knowledge translation and actively engages in these activities, such as blog posting, public seminars, and educational workshops for physical activity specialists.

First Nations land acknowledegement

The UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. External Link An arrow entering a square. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.