Jackie Dawson

Jackie Kiwata Dawson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

  • University of Southern California, PhD, Biokinesiology, 2017
  • California State University, Los Angeles, MS, Kinesiology, 2011
  • University of California, Los Angeles, BS, Computer Science, 2004

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician I, 2019
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Technician, 2018
  • American College of Sports Medicine/American Cancer Society, Cancer Exercise Trainer, 2013
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2012
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer, 2007

My research interests fall at the intersection of exercise science, computer science and cardiometabolic disease. I am primarily interested in technology-based exercise strategies to improve physiological and functional outcomes in individuals with chronic metabolic disease.  This involves characterizing cardiometabolic risk factors and physical function through wearable devices, then using this information in the design of exercise interventions to improve disease outcomes.