Martine Puts

Puts Martine Martine Puts, PhD, RN

University of Toronto

Principal Investigator:

2015 Knowledge Synthesis Grant — Interventions to prevent and treat frailty in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review of the literature and international policies (FRA 2015-A-07)

Dr. Puts is an Associate Professor and Director of the MN Program at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Care of Frail Older Adults. Dr. Puts obtained her BN from Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands, followed by her first MSc, in Health Sciences from Maastricht University, Netherlands, and her second MSc, in Epidemiology from VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dr. Puts obtained her PhD in Epidemiology/Gerontology from the Faculty of Medicine from VU Medical Center, Netherlands, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biostatistics and Occupational Health in the Department of Epidemiology at McGill University. Dr. Puts’ research program focuses on the health, functioning and quality of life of older adults, frailty and geriatric assessment, and improving care for older adults with cancer (geriatric oncology). In 2017, Dr. Puts was awarded an impact grant from the Canadian Cancer Society for a four-year research study on older patients with cancer. With older age, the risk of treatment complications may rise, and Puts’ study will help determine if a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and specialized care plan can improve the health and wellbeing of adults with cancer who are 65 years of age or older during their cancer treatments.