Teresa Liu-Ambrose

Degrees / Designations 

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), PhD, PT

Email Address 
Phone 
604-875-4111 ext 69056
Mailing Address 
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health c/o Liu-Ambrose Lab 2215 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Biography

Academic Appointment 
Professor
Other Areas of Research 
Mobility; Aging

Professor Liu-Ambrose is dedicated to creating and advancing knowledge to improve health and quality of life of older adults through rigorous clinical research. With the world’s aging population increasing, it is imperative we discover efficient (i.e., effective and economical) strategies that can promote healthy aging at a population level. Maintaining both cognitive and physical health is vital to healthy aging, functional independence, and quality of life. Professor Liu-Ambrose's research program addresses two ‘geriatric giants’ of aging – cognitive impairment and falls. The interventions (e.g., exercise) evaluated by her clinical research program have the potential for immediate translation into community and public health programs. Notably, her work has been implemented into clinical practice, community programs, and influenced international practice guidelines to promote healthy aging.

Current Projects 
  1. Action Seniors!: A 12 month randomized control trial of a home based strength and balance retraining program in reducing falls
  2. Cog Mob: Is a recent history of multiple falls an early indication of cognitive dysfunction? An observational study of older fallers and non-fallers
  3. PROMOTE: The role of exercise on cognition and function in seniors with vascular cognitive impairment
  4. Vancouver falls prevention clinic database
  5. OEP Study: Can the otago falls prevention program be delivered by video? A feasibility study
  6. Promoting resistance training to tone the aging body & mind
  7. Excel: Enhancing cognitive vitality and functional independence in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A randomized trial of aerobic vs. resistance training
Publications