Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Associate Director (Seniors): Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE)
905 525 9140 ext. 21944
Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz is an Associate Professor in Kinesiology and Associate Director (Seniors) of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence at McMaster University. Dr. Heisz received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience (McMaster) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. Dr. Heisz directs the NeuroFit Lab (http://neurofitlab.ca/) which is funded by the Alzheimer Society, Banting Foundation, Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Dr. Heisz's research examines the effects of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition in young adults, older adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Recent honours include receiving an Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario and the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. Follow Dr. Heisz on twitter @jenniferheisz.
Cognitive neuroscience of exercise; Memory and attention; Mental health; Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; Aging
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|KINESIOL 2G03|| ||Health Psychology|
|KINESIOL 4Y03|| ||Cognitive Neuroscience of Exercise|