Assist Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier II),
UBC Departments of Physical Therapy
ph. (604) 875 4111 ext. 69059
The Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, directed by Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, focuses broadly on defining the role of targeted exercise training and physical activity to improve the health and quality of life of older adults. In particular, our research program aims to optimize function among those most vulnerable to both physical and cognitive decline, such as those with cognitive impairment and dementia. The Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab collaborates extensively with colleagues in Psychology, Neurology, Geriatric Medicine, and Epidemiology.
Nagamatsu LS, Handy, TC, Hsu CL, Voss M, Liu-Ambrose T. Resistance training improves cognitive and functional brain plasticity in seniors with probable MCI: A 6-month randomized controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2012; 172(8): 666-668.
Hsu CL, Nagamatsu LS, Davis JC, Liu-Ambrose T. Examining the relationship between cognitive function and falls risk in older adults: A systematic review. Osteoporosis International, 2012; 23: 2409-2424.
Liu-Ambrose T, Nagamatsu LS, Graf P, Beattie BL, Ashe MC, Handy TC. Resistance training and executive functions: A 12-month randomized controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2010; 170: 170-178.
Liu-Ambrose T, Katarynych LA, Ashe MC, Nagamatsu LS, Hsu CL. Dual-task gait performance among community-dwelling senior women: The role of falls-related self-efficacy and executive functions. Journal of Gerontology (Medical Sciences), 2009; 64: 975-982.
Liu-Ambrose T and Donaldson M. Exercise and Cognition in Older Adults: Is there a Role for Resistance Training Programs? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2009; 43: 25-27.