Jackie Dawson, Ph.D.
My overall research goal examines technology-based exercise strategies to improve physiological and physical function outcomes in adults with chronic metabolic disease.
Current projects include: (1) the use of wearable sensors to characterize metabolic syndrome in relation to sarcopenia, and (2) the feasibility and efficacy of remotely delivered exercise interventions in improving cardiometabolic risk factors in minority populations.
Students would gain experience in clinical research recruitment, interviewing, data collection of physiological and physical function variables, signal processing of heart rate data, blood marker analysis, statistical analysis, and critical thinking. Ideally, mentees would demonstrate high professionalism, an eagerness to learn, good work ethic and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of participants. Experience with molecular biology techniques, exercise instruction or ability to speak Spanish are pluses, although not requirements.
Students should have taken an introductory physiology, biology or kinesiology course.
Ideally, students would demonstrate high professionalism, an eagerness to learn, good work ethic and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of participants.