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Collaborative for Health and Aging

Science of Engagement with Older Adults

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Advance the science of engagement to ensure representation of older adult and caregiver needs, perspectives, and aspirations at all levels of health care decision-making.

Current work in progress


Dr. Julia Abelson


Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), McMaster University

Dr. Rebecca Ganann

RN, BScN, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing; Acting Lead, McMaster Collaborative for Health and Aging & Co-Scientific Director, Aging Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU), McMaster University


Researchers Older Adult and Caregivers Trainees
Carol Bassim
Sandra Carroll
Lauren Griffith
Sharon Kaasalainen
Dee Mangin
Maureen Markle-Reid
Alexandra Papaioannou
Parminder Raina
Diana Sherifali
Brenda Vrkljan
Michael Wilson
Kalpana Nair
Sarah Neil-Sztramko 
Tina Falbo
Joyce Luyckx
Penelope Petrie
Donna Weldon
Carly Whitmore
Margaret MacNeil