Paul Stolee

Stolee Paul Paul Stolee, PhD, MSc, MPA, BA

University of Waterloo


Scientific Review Committee

Principal Investigator:

2015 Transformative Grant Program Pilot Study — Transforming primary health care for frail elderly Canadians (TG 2015-24-P)

2015 Catalyst Grant Program — Developing patient-provider partnerships across the system (CAT 2015-22)

2015 Implementation Grant — Implementing a Risk Screening Tool in Primary Care for Older Frail Adults (FRA 2015-B-19)

2013 Knowledge Synthesis Grant — Choosing Healthcare Options by Involving Canada’s Elderly: The CHOICE Knowledge Synthesis Project (KS 2013-08)


2018 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program — Jill van Damme

2019 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program — Veronica Sacco

Dr. Paul Stolee is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, with a cross appointment in the School of Optometry. He obtained his PhD in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, after completing an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, an MPA at Queen’s University, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Alberta. He is affiliated with the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging, and the Aging and Health Research Centre at Western University. Dr. Stolee has over 30 years of experience in research in geriatric health services, including work in academic, governmental and community settings. For the past several years, his CIHR-funded research program – “InfoRehab” – has investigated the use of health information and health information systems in the rehabilitation of older person. This work has led to an increased interest in the challenges experienced by older patients as they transition across care settings, and in strategies that can foster greater health system integration.  Dr. Stolee is actively involved in research on how knowledge is translated into practice and policy, and is concerned in his own research with the meaningful engagement of stakeholders in all stages of the research process. A major current focus is on strategies to engage seniors in health care decision-making and research.