Janice Eng

Dr. Janice Eng is a professor at the University of British Columbia and directs an interdisciplinary research team in neurological rehabilitation with several graduate students, post-docs and staff in the Rehabilitation Research Lab at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. Her trainees have had backgrounds in physical therapy, occupational therapy, engineering, medicine, kinesiology, psychology or science. Her own background is in physical therapy and occupational therapy, combined with graduate training in biomedical engineering and kinesiology.

Eng’s research focuses on the development of innovative and effective rehabilitation interventions to improve functional abilities in people with neurological conditions. Her research is funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Rick Hansen Institute, and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. She has received numerous awards including the Jonas Salk Award for Lifetime Achievement, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and Killam Research Prize.

Recent Publications

Tang A, Eng JJ, Tsang TS, Krassioukov AV. Cognition and motor impairment correlates with exercise test performance after stroke. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Apr;45(4):622-7. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31827a0169. (PubMed abstract)

Rand D, Eng JJ. Disparity between functional recovery and daily use of the upper and lower extremities during subacute stroke rehabilitation. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012 Jan;26(1):76-84. doi: 10.1177/1545968311408918. Epub 2011 Jun 21. (PubMed abstract)

Simpson LA, Miller WC, Eng JJ. Effect of stroke on fall rate, location and predictors: a prospective comparison of older adults with and without stroke. PLoS One. 2011 Apr 29;6(4):e19431. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019431. (PubMed abstract)

Rand D, Eng JJ, Liu-Ambrose T, Tawashy AE. Feasibility of a 6-month exercise and recreation program to improve executive functioning and memory in individuals with chronic stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2010 Oct;24(8):722-9. doi: 10.1177/1545968310368684. Epub 2010 May 11. (PubMed abstract)

Harris JE, Eng JJ, Miller WC, Dawson AS. A self-administered Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Program (GRASP) improves arm function during inpatient stroke rehabilitation: a multi-site randomized controlled trial. Stroke. 2009 Jun;40(6):2123-8. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.544585. Epub 2009 Apr 9. (PubMed abstract)