Reed, Jennifer

Overview 

Jennifer Reed, PhD, is a Scientist in the Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation and Director of the Exercise Physiology and Cardiovascular Health Laboratory at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Human Kinetics in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

Background 

Dr. Reed received her BA and BPHE from Queen’s University in 2005, and Master of Education in Coaching Studies (MEd CS) from the University of Victoria in 2007. She later earned her PhD in Kinesiology, with a specialty in exercise physiology and women’s health, from Pennsylvania State University in 2012.

In 2013, she joined the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In her current position as a Scientist, her overall research program focuses on the role of exercise in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation as well as women’s health.

Dr. Reed holds a New Investigator award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Emerging Research Leaders Initiative award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and Early Research award from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. Dr. Reed was most recently awarded 2018 UOHI Investigator of the Year. In 2013, Dr. Reed was awarded the Jan & Ian Craig Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Endowed Fellowship from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She was also awarded the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award (2011) and Research Fellowships (2008-2011) from Pennsylvania State University.

Her research is funded by the CIHR, HSFC, Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) and the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. Dr. Reed is an Investigator with the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), and a member of the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, American College of Sports Medicine, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.

 
Research & Clinical Interests 

Dr. Reed’s overall research program focuses on the role of exercise in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation as well as women’s health. She has particular interests in the role of exercise in the management and treatment of arrhythmias; developing novel exercise training strategies for women with cardiovascular disease; and workplace interventions to improve cardiovascular health.

Publications 

Selected publications:

  • Reed JL, Keast ML, Beanlands RA, Blais AZ, Pipe AL, Tulloch HE. Aerobic Interval Training and Moderate-to-Vigorous Intensity Continuous Exercise Training on Mental and Physical Health in Women with Heart Disease. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2018 [epub ahead of print].
  • Reed JL, Clarke A, Faraz M, Tulloch HE, Birnie DH, Reid RD, Pipe AL. The impact of cardiac rehabilitation on mental and physical health in patients with atrial fibrillation: A matched case-control study. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2018 [epub ahead of print].
  • Reed JL, Prince SA, Pipe AL, Attallah S, Adamo KB, Tulloch HE, Manuel D, Mullen KA, Fodor JG,  Reid RD. Influence of the Workplace on Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health: Results of the Multi-Centre Cross-Sectional Champlain Nurses’ Study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2018 Feb: 81: 49-60.
  • Reed JL, Pipe AL. Practical Approaches to Prescribing Physical Activity and Monitoring Exercise Intensity. Invited review for special issue entitled Physical Activity and the Heart. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2016 Apr: 32(4): 514-522.
  • Reed JL, De Souza MJ, Williams NI. Effects of Exercise Combined with Caloric Restriction on Inflammatory Cytokines. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2010 Oct: 35(5):573-82.

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