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 Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) and Bachelor of Arts (BA; French studies) 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 specialization 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 Researcher award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. Dr. Reed was most recently the recipient of the 2019 Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Young Investigator Award and 2018 University of Ottawa Heart Institute Investigator of the Year Award. 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 Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) and the Ontario 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 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:

  • Way K, Vidal-Almela S, Keast ML, Hans H, Pipe AL, Reed JL. The Feasibility of Implementing Aerobic Interval Training in Cardiac Rehabilitation Settings: A Retrospective Analysis. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2020. 12: 38.

  • Vidal-Almela S, Czajkowski B, Prince SA, Chirico D, Way K, Pipe AL, Reed JL. Lessons learned from community physical activity programs: A review of factors influencing women’s participation in and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation. EJPC. 2020. Epub ahead of print.

  • Reed JL, LM Cotie, CA Cole, Harris J, Moran B, Scott K, Terada T, Buckley JP, Pipe AL. Evaluating Submaximal Exercise Tests as Predictors of Peak Aerobic Power in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Settings (BEST Study). Frontiers in Physiology. 2020: 10: article 1517.

  • Way K, Reed JL. Meeting The Needs Of Women In Cardiac Rehabilitation: Is High-Intensity Interval Training the Answer? Circulation. 2019: 139: 1247-1248.

  • Terada T, Beanlands RA, Tulloch HE, Pipe AL, Chirico D, Reed JL. Aerobic Interval Training and Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training are Associated with Sex-Specific Improvements in Psychological Health in Patients with Heart Disease. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2019: 26(8): 888-891.

  • 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: 34(11): 1512-1521.

  • Reed JL, Terada T, Chirico D, Prince SA, Pipe AL. The Effects of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2018 Oct: 34(10): S284–S295.

  • 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, Prince SA, Elliott CG, Mullen KA, Tulloch HE, Hiremath S, Cotie, LM, Pipe AL, Reid RD. The Impact of Workplace Physical Activity Interventions on Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health among Working-age Women: A systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2017 Feb: 10(2): e003516. 

  • 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.

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