Annika Jacobson

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Annika Jacobson

Annika Jacobson

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Why did you choose the College of Health at OSU to pursue your studies?

The College of Health at OSU provides opportunities for hands-on lab experience and internship opportunities. OSU has significant ties to the community it is embedded in and can help build connections for future and present opportunities in the fields you want to pursue.

What sparked your interest in health?

My personal interest in health started with a love for sports and wanting to understand how the body works to perform them. Sports like climbing use the whole body in unique ways that I want to study in the future.

Why are you interested in research?

I am personally interested in research because of the hands-on opportunities to work with patients to reach new conclusions. This could mean a large project with a specific hypothesis or figuring out how to help keep athletes’ injury free.

What research will you be working on and with whom?

The research I will be working on is the Shoulder Proprioception Study with Dr. David Phillips. In this study, we are aiming to determine whether stretch, contraction or nothing allows for better spatial recognition when trying to identify where one's arm is in space.

What are your future career and/or academic plans?

My future includes working with climbers to stay injury free and doing research to understand how that is possible. This could mean working with climbers in the community or with teams of athletes.


The Healthy Discoveries undergraduate research program is made possible with the generous support of the Patricia Valian Reser Fund for Experiential Learning.