Jenna C. Gibbs, B.Sc.
Advisor: Mary Jane De Souza, Ph.D.
109 Noll Lab
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Ph.D. Candidate (Kinesiology), Pennsylvania State University, In progress
B.S. (Honors Specialization in Kinesiology), The University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2008
- Effects of energy balance on reproductive function, metabolism, and bone health in women
- Relationship between energy status and performance in exercising and athletic women
- Relationship between eating behavior and attitudes and energy balance, menstrual health, and bone health
Kines 350- Exercise Physiology (TA)
Kines 202- Functional Anatomy (TA)
Gibbs JC, Williams NI, Scheid JL, and MJ De Souza. Energy intake, exercise training, and resting energy expenditure characteristics of exercising women categorized by drive for thinness status. Accepted. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 2010.
Scheid JL, Toombs RJ, Gibbs JC, Ducher G, Williams NI and De Souza MJ. Estrogen and Peptide YY are associated with Bone Mineral Density in Premenopausal Exercising Women. Accepted. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 2010.
Gibbs JC, Williams NI, Scheid JL, Toombs RJ, and MJ De Souza. High drive for thinness is associated with severe energy deficiency-related menstrual disturbances in exercising women. Accepted. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2010.
Gibbs JC, Scheid JL, Williams NI, and MJ De Souza. Sensitivity and specificity of drive for thinness score in identifying energy deficiency in exercising women. Accepted. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 2009.
Awards, fellowships and grants
Penn State University Graduate Fellowship
Deanís Honor List, The University of Western Ontario