Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research focuses on defining the role of targeted exercise training to improve the health and quality of life of older adults. In particular, she aims to optimize function among those most vulnerable to both physical and cognitive decline.
Dr. Liu-Ambrose is also the Research Director of the Vancouver General Hospital Falls Prevention Clinic, Director of the Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, and an associate member of the UBC Brain Research Centre and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility.
Dr. Liu-Ambrose joined the UBC Department of Physical Therapy after completing a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the area of cognitive science funded by both Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). Among other awards, Dr. Liu-Ambrose is a recipient of the CIHR New Investigator Award (2011), the CIHR Institute of Aging Recognition Prize in Research in Aging (2005 & 2011), the Royal Society of Canada’s Alice Wilson Award (2006) and the MSFHR Career Investigator Award (2006). Her research has been featured by The New York Times and The Globe and Mail.