Ellen Freiberger finished her PhD in 2001 on the topic of motor coordination in older community-dwelling persons. In 2012 she finished her Habilitation in the area of fall prevention in community-dwelling older persons. She was an Associate Professor from 2013 to her retirement in 2021 at the Institute for Biomedicine of Aging of the Friedrich-Alexander-University-Erlangen-Nuernberg, being responsible for European projects and research in the area of physical activity and aging.
Her Research Activities Main research interest are in complex geriatric exercise intervention for fall prevention, mobility and physical function in sarcopenic and frail older persons, as well as geriatric assessment. She was the German Co-PI in the international Sarcopenia and Physical fRailty IN older people: multi-componenT Treatment strategies (SPRINTT)) study investigating the effects of a multi-component intervention on mobility in sarcopenic older community-dwelling persons. She was also PI in several national multi-center studies (e.g. PREFALL) and served until 2021 as a member of the national initiative for fall prevention.
She serves as an editorial board member for BMC Geriatric, and the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity which is peer-reviewed. She was also a member of the Steering committee of EUNAAPA (European Network on Action for Aging and Physical Activity) since 2006 - 2021.