Deborah Jehu

Assistant Professor

Deborah Jehu

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: PhD in Applied Health Science

The Graduate School

Bio

Dr. Deborah Jehu is an Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Department at Augusta University. Her research aims to generate new insights into 1) refining therapeutic interventions; 2) refining falls-risk assessments; and 3) providing a better overall understanding of cognition and mobility in aging populations. She has worked with a wide variety of aging populations, such as: healthy older adults, and older adults who fall, as well as those with total knee arthroplasty, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, mild traumatic brain injury, and mild cognitive impairment. She has collaborated with researchers, interdisciplinary healthcare professionals, health authorities, and industry partners across the world, which has provided her with a unique perspective on fall prevention research. Her research has implications for treatment and monitoring strategies as well as understanding fundamental concepts of cognition and mobility in aging populations. Trainees interested in working with Dr. Jehu should contact her directly.

Education

  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology and Kinesi University of Ottawa, 2017

  • MS, Kinesiology Brock University, 2012

  • BSK, Kinesiology Brock University, 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CAHS 8503

    Research Process
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • CAHS 8130

    Grant Writing

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Minimal clinically important difference of cognitive assessment tools in older adults who fall: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial, 2021
  • Sex differences in subsequent falls and falls-risk: A prospective cohort study in older adults, 2021
  • Risk factors for recurrent falls in older adults: A systematic review with meta-analysis, 2021
  • Restrictive trunk postural strategy when walking identifies fallers in Parkinson’s disease, 2018
  • Balance and mobility training with or without concurrent cognitive training does not improve posture but improves reaction time in healthy older adults, 2017

Research Interests

1) refining therapeutic interventions
2) refining falls-risk assessments
3) providing a better overall understanding of cognition and mobility in aging populations.

Trainees interested in working with Dr. Jehu should contact her directly.