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Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Graduate Coordinator
Areas of Expertise: Health; Aging; Fall prevention for seniors; Risk factors for falling; Parents of children with cancer; Living with gastrointestinal disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome/ Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
Biography: Dr. Fletcher’s research interests are diverse in nature and are linked by the common thread of risk, or more specifically, risk reduction. Her research program broadly deals with health and well-being. The overall goal of this research is to…
Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education
Areas of Expertise: Aging; Health services research; home care services; Quality indicators; Risk adjustment methods; Assessment systems for older adults and people with disabilities; combined vision and hearing loss; palliative care;
Biography: My background includes training in health studies, epidemiology and gerontology. My research focuses on health care services for older adults (aged 65+) and individuals who are receiving hospice and palliative care services at the end of their…
Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Expertise: Adult development and aging; Intergenerational family relationships; Gambling
Biography: Joan E. Norris is Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Professor of Psychology. She has studied and taught adult development for nearly 30 years and has published widely in the field. She has a special interest in successful aging and…