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Technology and health care for the elderly medical research studies

Our mission: improve care for older Canadians living with frailty.

Colleen Maxwell

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Colleen Maxwell, BSc, MA, PhD

University of Waterloo

Principal Investigator:

2017 Catalyst Grant (Medication Optimization) -- Role of community pharmacists in assessing frailty to improve medication use and patient outcomes (CAT2017-21)

2014 Strategic Impact Grant -- FRAMING-LTC: Frailty and Recognizing Appropriate Medications IN Geriatrics and Long-Term Care (SIG 2014-M1)

Dr. Colleen Maxwell is a Professor with the Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, an Adjunct Scientist with ICES, and an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Community Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr. Maxwell obtained her BSc Health Studies, her MA in Gerontology, and her PhD in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Élisabeth-Bruyère Health Centre and the University of Ottawa. Dr. Maxwell’s primary research interests are in the areas of Pharmacoepidemiology and Aging with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, depression and health services and outcomes research. She is also involved in national and international research examining the health and quality of care needs of older residents within Assisted Living and Long Term Care settings.