I received my PhD in health studies and gerontology from the University of Waterloo and my MSc in epidemiology from the University of Toronto. In 2016, I joined interRAI, an international group of researchers and clinicians, as an Associate Fellow.
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:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR, Project Grant). 2018-2021.Developing and testing quality indicators for palliative care using existing data. PI: Guthrie DM; Co-investigators: Cohen J, Declercq A, Fisher K, Goodridge D, Hirdes JP, Seow H, Silveira M, Tanuseputro P; Knowledge-users: Baxter S, Binkle H, Paris C, Riske A, Stevens S, Taylor D, Wityk Martin TL.
Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control. 2017-2020. Developing new palliative care quality indicators and benchmarks in cancer across Canada. Co-PIs: Seow H, Barbera L; Co-investigators: Burge F, Lawson B, McGrail K, Guthrie D, Sutradhar R
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Operating Grant). 2017-2018. Deriving and validating a prediction tool for advanced colorectal cancer patients to support early integration of palliative care.PI: Seow H, Co-investigators: Barbera L, Earle C, Guthrie D, Moody L, Sutradhar R.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), Team 17. 2014-2019. The interface between sensory and cognitive function in dementia: Implications for communication and quality of life. Co-PIs: Phillips N, Wittich W; Co-investigators: Campos J, Guthrie D, Hunter K, Mick P, Parke B, Pichora-Fuller K, Orange JB, Savundranayagam M.
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 3D Research: Driving Decisions with Data 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete list of publications, visit Scholars Commons.
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