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Brenda Jeng

Pre-Doctoral Training Fellow
UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
Rehabilitation Science
School of Health Professions Building, 360
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Office: 205-975-1306
Email: bjeng@uab.edu
Full CV

Brenda received both her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science and Master of Science in Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity degrees from California State University, Northridge. In 2017, she was accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science degree program at UAB and joined the Exercise Neuroscience Research Laboratory of Dr. Robert W. Motl in the Department of Physical Therapy. Brenda’s current research examines the elevated oxygen cost of walking and its possible correlates in persons with neurological diseases, specifically multiple sclerosis. As such, her long-term goal is to determine the exercise training parameters which maximize the benefits of improved walking efficiency with the goal of integrating or reintegrating into the community post-injury or post-diagnosis and improving quality of life in persons with neurological diseases.

Publications

  1. Jeng B, Silveira SL, Cederberg KL, Sikes EM, Feasel, CD, Sasaki JE, & Motl RW. Sedentary behavior and health-related quality of life in adults with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. (Under Review)
  2. Cederberg KLJ, Jeng B, Sasaki JE, Braley TJ, Walters AS, & Mot, RW. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and restless legs syndrome in persons with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurological Sciences. (Under Review)
  3. Baird JF, Cederberg KLJ, Sikes EM, Silveira SL, Jeng B, Sasaki JE, Sandroff BM, & Motl RW. Physical activity and walking performance across the lifespan among adults with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. (Accepted)
  4. Baird JF, Cederberg KLJ, Sikes EM, Jeng B, Sasaki JE, Sandroff BM, & Motl RW. Cognitive function declines with increasing age among adults with multiple sclerosis. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. (Accepted)
  5. Lai B, Sasaki JE, Jeng B, Cederberg KL, Bamman MM, & Motl RW. Accuracy and precision of commercially available activity monitors during over-ground and treadmill walking in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. (Accepted)
  6. Cederberg KL, Jeng B, Sasaki JE, Braley T, Walters A, & Mot, RW. Restless leg syndrome and health-related quality of life in adults with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Sleep Research. 2019 Jun. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12880
  7. Motl RW, Sasaki JE, Cederberg KL, & Jeng B. Social-cognitive theory variables as correlates of sedentary behavior in multiple sclerosis. Disability and Health Journal. 2019 May. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.05.002
  8. Jeng B, Sasaki JE, Cederberg KL, & Motl RW. Sociodemographic and clinical correlates of device-measured sedentary behavior in multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019 May. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1614683
  9. Motl RW, Sasaki JE, Cederberg KL, & Jeng B. Validity of sitting time scores from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form in multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Psychology. 2019 May. doi: 10.1037/rep0000280

Years: 8/01/2018 – present
Primary Mentor: Robert W. Motl, PhD; Co-mentors: Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH & James H. Rimmer, PhD

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.