Dr. Jennifer Heisz

Dr. Jennifer Heisz

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, and Associate Director (Seniors) Physical Activity Centre of Excellence, McMaster University

Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz is an Assistant 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 (www.neurofitlab.com) 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 Ontario Research Coalition and the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award.


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Physically Fit, Mentally Flexible: The Benefits of Exercise for Brain Health Full Day October 5, 2017

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