I received my PhD in health studies and gerontology from the University of Waterloo in 2004 and my MSc in epidemiology from the University of Toronto in 1993.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a senior research associate with the St. Joseph’s Health System Research Network (2002-2004) and a sessional lecturer at the University of Waterloo, in the Department of Health Studies and Gerontology (1999-2001).
My research mainly focuses on understanding the needs and abilities of older adults with disabilities, and their caregivers, including individuals receiving home care services, palliative care and adults with sensory impairments. My research typically involves analysis of large datasets to explore how individuals are functioning in their daily lives, where they are experiencing impairments and difficulties, their use of the health care system and methods to evaluate the care received. I also use these datasets to create computerized outputs to assist health professionals, and decision-makers, when determining the needs of individuals, and their caregivers, and also to evaluate the quality of health care being provided.
Selected externally-funded research projects:
I have opportunities for undergraduate students (Kinesiology and Physical Education/Health Sciences) interested in an honours thesis project that would involve analysis of existing data. I am also willing to supervise graduate students interested in areas of aging, sensory impairments, home care/ palliative care and methods to assess the quality of care. Contact me for more information.
For more information about my research pertaining to the opportunities below, visit The Health and Well-Being of Older Adults Research Lab page.
Graduate supervision for the Masters or PhD programs are available in the areas of aging, sensory impairments, home care, palliative care and quality indicators.
If you are enrolled in the Kinesiology and Physical Education or Health Sciences programs and are interested in doing a fourth-year honours thesis project involving analysis of existing electronic health records, contact me at email@example.com.
For a complete list of publications, visit Scholars Commons.
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