Colleen Maxwell

Maxwell Colleen ORIGINAL PHOTO 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 and University Research Chair with the Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health & Health Systems, University of Waterloo, an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and an Adjunct Professor with Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary. She is a senior health services researcher with expertise in aging, frailty, continuing care and pharmacoepidemiology. Her research interests include the quality of care and pharmacotherapy of older vulnerable populations across the care continuum – particularly those with dementia, depression and related disorders. A key focus is the investigation of different approaches to screen for (and grade) levels of frailty among older adults with the goal of using this information to optimize geriatric pharmacotherapy and outcomes. She is involved in national and international collaborative research on the health, medication and quality of care needs of older residents within assisted living and long term care settings.