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Jennifer Huberty

Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020

Jennifer Huberty, PhD
Associate Professor


  • PhD - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Exercise and Sport Science ? Fitness Leadership Emphasis, 2004
  • MS - James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
    Kinesiology/Exercise Science, 1999
  • BS - Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
    Exercise Science, 1997

Recent Publications

  • Huberty, J.L., Eckert, R., Gowin, K., Mitchell, J., Dueck, A., Ginos, B.F., Larkey, L., & Mesa, R. (2017). Feasibility study of online-streamed yoga for symptom management in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms. Haematologica. Epub.
  • Matthews, J., Huberty, J., Leiferman, J., McClain, D., & Larkey, L. (2017). Perceptions, uses of, and interests in complimentary health care approaches in depressed pregnant women: The PAW survey. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. 22(1), 81-95.
  • Huberty, J., Leiferman, J., Kruper, A., Jacobson, L., Waring, M., Matthews, J., Wischenka, D., Braxter, B., & Kornfield, S.L. (2017). Exploring the need for interventions to manage weight and stress during inter-conception. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40(1), 145-158.
  • Huberty, J.L., Buman, M., Leiferman, J., Bushar, J., Hekler, E., & Adams, M. (2016). Dose and timing of text messages for increasing physical activity among pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial. Translational Behavioral Medicine, DOI:10.1007/s13142-016-0445-1.
    Huberty, J., Wolcott, D., Coleman, J., Beighle, A., & Apenteng, B. (2012). The role of schools in youth physical activity participation: Staff and parent perceptions. Health Education Research, 27(6), 986-95.
  • Huberty, J.L., Rowedder, L., Hekler, E., Adams, M., Hanigan, E., McClain, D., Balluff, M., Buman, M., & Bushar, J. (2016). Development and design of an intervention to improve physical activity in pregnant women using Text4baby. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 6(2), 285-294. 

Research Interests

Physical activity (PA) adherence in middle-aged women, relationship of self-worth, relationship of PA and grief/depressive symptoms in perinatal loss, using technology to improve PA in women, utilizing policy to improve PA behaviors in youth during and after school, utilizing non-pharmacologic methods (i.e., meditation, yoga) to manage symptom burden and quality of life in blood cancer patients

Grants and Projects

  • Huberty, J.L. (PI; 2017). Feasibility and acceptability of a meditation intervention delivered via a mobile app in Myloproliferative Neoplasm patients. Mayo Clinic $25,400.
  • Huberty, J.L. (PI; 2016). Feasibility of a mobile app to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior in pregnant women. Arizona State University Institute for Social Science Research. $8,000
  • Huberty, J.L. (PI; 2016). Yoga Online: Inter-conception care to prevent PTSD symptoms after stillbirth. NIH/NCCIH R34–$693,000
  • Huberty, J.L. (PI; 2016). A pilot study of online yoga to improve fatigue and quality of life in myeloproliferative neoplasm patients – Mayo Clinic. $49,000.
  • Huberty, J.L. (Co-I; 2015). Effects of Meditative Movement on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors The goal of this project is to test the effects of Qigong/Tai Chi Easy on symptoms and possible mechanisms of biomarkers of inflammation in 210 Stage 0-III, fatigued, post-menopausal breast cancer survivors, age 45-75. NIH/NCI 4/1/2015-3/31/2020. $652,569 


  • 2017 – James Madison University Department of kinesiology Alumni of the Year
  • 2015 – Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2013 - American Journal of Preventive Medicine Childhood Obesity Challenge - 2nd Place
  • 2011 - Research Innovation Award - University of Nebraska Medical Center & UNeMed Corporation
  • 2009/2010 - New Invention Award/Licensed Technology Award - University of Nebraska Medical Center & UNeMed Corporation - Advancing the UNMC Research Program through new inventions
  • 2007 - Fellow - Physical Activity and Public Health Course- University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health and Center for Disease Control
  • 2007/2010 - Varner Professorship - University of Nebraska Omaha - Outstanding Research and Community Service
Research Activity