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Yentes, Jenna Associate Professor


Dr. Yentes' research focuses on functional resiliency and reserve in older adults. Using objective measures of reserve, Dr. Yentes works to understand how resilience and reserve in middle-age can potentially predict accelerated aging in later life.

She has lead a research inquiry of coupling between biorhythms - how do breathing and walking entrain to one another - for performance, including in persons with pulmonary disease.

In addition, Dr. Yentes has begun a series of projects investigating the biomechanics of firefighting skills. Her work, in collaboration with the TEEX Fire Academy, is investigating the effect of bunker gear on the physical demands of performing skills.

Her training primarily focuses on gait and postural control as well as using dynamic systems (nonlinear mathematics) to quantify movement data.

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  • Associate Professor