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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: 205-975-9321
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 energetic cost of walking in persons with neurological disorders, specifically multiple sclerosis. As such, she is interested in assessing the feasibility of an aerobic training program to reduce the energetic cost of walking for persons with multiple sclerosis who are overweight or obese.

Publications

  1. Jeng, B. & Motl, R. W. Oxygen cost of walking in MS: review and future directions. Current Trends in Neurology. Under Review.
  2. Jeng, B., Sandroff, B. M., & Motl, R. W. Energetic cost of walking and spasticity in persons with multiple sclerosis with moderate disability. NeuroRehabilitation. Accepted Manuscript.
  3. Jeng, B., Sandroff, B. M., & Motl, R. W. Energetic cost of walking and its physiological correlates in persons with multiple sclerosis who have moderate mobility disability. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Accepted Manuscript.

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.