Assistant Professor - Department of Neurological Sciences
988440 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8440
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BA, English (2004)
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MA, English (2009)
- Arizona State University, PhD, Exercise Science (2014)
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Exercise Psychology (2014-2017)
Physical activity and successful aging; cognitive, psychosocial, and neural determinants and outcomes of physical activity behaviors in cancer populations and older adults
Dr. Ehlers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences. She earned her PhD in Exercise Science from Arizona State University, where she studied psychosocial determinants and outcomes of physical activity in middle-aged women. She completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, where she focused on the effects of aerobic exercise training on cognition and brain integrity in healthy older adults and breast cancer survivors. Her current research includes investigations of physical activity's influence on cognition and brain health in cancer survivors. She is specifically interested in establishing the efficacy of exercise for ameliorating cancer-related cognitive impairments, in testing various patterns and doses of physical activity across cancer care, and in identifying the mechanisms by which exercise elicits cognitive and neural benefits in cancer populations.
A full list of publications can be found here.