Director of the Diabetes Prevention Research Group
Dr. Mary Jung is an Associate Professor at UBC in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus and the Director of the Diabetes Prevention Research Group (DPRG). Mary’s passion is researching the self-regulation of health behaviours, primarily the promotion and adherence to physical activity and health diets in people living with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes. Dr. Jung strives to see evidence-based lifestyle interventions implemented in the community to serve those in need.
Areas of Research Interest
Dr. Jung’s theory-based research program focuses on the self-regulation of health behaviours, particularly adherence to physical activity and diets. Her current research program focuses on establishing and evaluating sustainable, community-based interventions that delay or stave off type 2 diabetes. Dr. Jung’s current funded studies span health program evaluation, effectiveness of mHealth technologies, exercise counselling for individuals with prediabetes, exercise adherence RCTs, and nationwide nutrition campaigns.
Dr. Jung’s research program is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and private B.C. Foundations.
For a current list of Dr. Jung’s publications, please visit:
- Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=na2kR5sAAAAJ&hl=en
- ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mary_Jung
- PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Jung+Mary
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