Jennifer Scheid Liberg, PhD Adjunct Professor

Jennifer Scheid Liberg, PhD

Ph.D., Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA   

M.S., Exercise Science, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

B.S., Kinesiology (Honors), The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada


Jennifer L. Scheid completed her PhD at Penn State in exercise physiology with a research focus on metabolism and endocrine adaptations to exercise.  Her doctoral research focused on the role of peptide YY and ghrelin in regulating energy homeostasis, reproductive function, and eating behavior.  While the majority of Dr. Scheid’s formal training has been in exercise physiology, she has a passion for multidisciplinary projects that ask and answer questions across disciplines.   At Penn State she also became involved in a multidisciplinary project attempting to better understand factors controlling hunger and satiety. 

Currently, Dr. Scheid conducts research full time at the University at Buffalo.  As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Scheid is the project coordinator of a NIH funded study looking habituation as a predictor of weight gain in children.  Additionally, she is the primary investigator and a co-investigator of pilot projects looking at the relationships between exercise, fitness, food intake and executive function in children and adults. 

Dr. Scheid is the first author on several peer-reviewed publications, a book chapter, and a co-author on many additional publications.  Her research has received awards from the Endocrine Society, to including 2008 winner of the translational abstracts category titled, Hypoglycemia, Gut Peptides and the Metabolic Syndrome in the Humans.  She was also a recipient of two Canadian Institutes of Health Research 3 year doctoral research fellowships.

Outside of work Dr. Scheid is married and has an English springer spaniel.  She loves spending time with her family, cycling, snowboarding and yoga.