Reed, Jennifer

Overview 

Jennifer Reed, PhD, is a scientist in the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation, Director of the Exercise Physiology and Cardiovascular Health Lab at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Adjust Professor 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 Science (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 The 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. In 2018, Dr. Reed was honoured with the Investigator of the Year award from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. 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 the 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:

  1. Reed JL, De Souza MJ, Mallinson RJ, Scheid JL, Williams NI. Energy Availability Discriminates Clinical Menstrual Status in Exercising Females. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2015 12:11.
  2. Reed JL, Birnie DM, Pipe AL. Exercise Training in Patients with Paroxysmal, Persistent and Permanent Atrial Fibrillation. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2014: Oct: 186(14): E558.
  3. Reed JL, Pipe AL. The Talk Test: A Useful Tool for Prescribing and Monitoring Exercise Intensity. Invited Review. Current Opinion in Cardiology. 2014. Sep: 29(5):475-80.
  4. Reed JL, Mark AE, Reid RD, Pipe AL. The Effects of Chronic Exercise Training in those with Permanent Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2013 Dec 29: 1721-1728.
  5. 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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