Brian de Vries

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Brian de Vries, PhD

Simon Fraser University

Principal Investigator:

2013 Catalyst Grant Program — Fostering End-of-Life Conversations, Community and Care Among LGBT Older Adults (CAT 2013-21)

Brian de Vries is an Adjunct Professor in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and a Professor of Gerontology at San Francisco State University (SFSU). He received his doctoral degree from the University of British Columbia in 1988, followed by post-doctoral fellowships at both Simon Fraser University and the University of Southern California. His areas of research interest relate to LGBT aging and trying to understand the challenges and strengths of aging as a member of a sexual minority under stigmatizing conditions, the unique and pivotal roles friends play in our lives, and how we grieve and the role of loss in our lives.