John Hirdes, PhD
University of Waterloo
2015 Transformative Grant Program Pilot Study -- Better tArgetting, Better outcomes for frail ELderly patients (BABEL) (TG 2015-15-P)
2014 (Fall) Strategic Impact Grant -- Care of frail, acutely ill older persons: Making health care work like a system (SIG 2014F-31)
John Hirdes is a Professor and Ontario Home Care Research and Knowledge Exchange Chair in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Hirdes obtained his undergraduate degree in Health Studies, Master’s degree in Sociology, Diploma in Gerontology, and PhD in Sociology at the University of Waterloo, followed by post-doctoral research at Freeport Hospital. He is the senior Canadian Fellow and a Board Member of interRAI, an international consortium of researchers from over 35 countries. He chairs interRAI's International Network of Excellence in Mental Health and the interRAI Network of Canada. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Hirdes has over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals and academic book chapters. His primary areas of interest include geriatric assessment, mental health, health care and service delivery, case mix systems, quality measurement, health information management, and quantitative research methods.