Colleen Maxwell appointed University of Waterloo Research Chair

September 15, 2017

Colleen Maxwell is a Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo with a cross-appointment to the School of Public Health & Health Systems. 

Her new position recognizes her achievement in the field of pharmcoepidemiology – the study of medication use and effects in human populations – where she is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in aging-related research. She has dedicated the past 20 years to improving the quality of care and lives of vulnerable older Canadians.  

Primarily, her research aims to improve medication and care practices for older adults living with dementia and other chronic diseases. She has received ongoing research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Frailty Network. Over the course of her career, she’s earned $24.7 million in research funding and generated over 150 publications.

For more information on her CFN research, click here.