Institute Members

Cross-Appointed Faculty

Andrews, Gavin: McMaster University – Department of Health, Aging and Society
     Research Interests: Mental health, Depression, Anxiety

Allison, Kenneth: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
      Research Interests: Physical Activity and Excercise, Health and Social Services, Health Promotion

Badley, Elizabeth: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
      Research Interests: Arthritis, Health Care, Rehabilitative Care  

Bartel, Lee: Faculty of Music
      Research Interests: Creativity, Arts and Humanities, Social Services

Berry, Brent: Faculty of Sociology
      Research Interests: Demography, Sociology, Minority and Diverse Populations

Berta, WhitneyInstitute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
      Research Interests: Organizational Learning, Long-Term Care, Knowledge Transfer

Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
      Research Interests: Health Care, Chronic Disease Management, Economics of Aging   

Burnes, David: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
      Research Interests: Elder Abuse and Neglect, Adult Protection and Elder Abuse Prevention Services 

Busto, Usoa: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
      Research Interests: Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Drugs Alcohol and Addiction 

Caidi, Nadia: Faculty of Information
      Research Interests: Communication and Language/Bilingualism, Cultural Studies, Technology: Applications and Implications

Cameron, Jill: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Affiliate Scientist
      Research Interests: Dementia, Mental Health, Chronic Illness

Chasteen, Alison: Department of Psychology
      Research Interests:  Ageism, Attitudes about Aging, Cognition and Aging

Chignell, Mark: Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
      Research Interests:  Human factors approaches to information technology; healthcare ergonomics; applications to healthcare and e-commerce

Cockerill, Rhonda: Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
      Research Interests: Health Promotion, Health Care Education, Education

Colantonio, Angela: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
      Research Interests: Aging, Long-Term Care, Epidemiology, Cognitive Decline, Gender, Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion

Conn, David: Vice President of Education, Baycrest Health Sciences
      Research Interests: Telepsychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Guidelines and Knowledge Mobilization

Cott, Cheryl: Department of Physical Therapy
      Research Interests: Long-Term Care, Sister Living, Primary Care

Cranley, Lisa: Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
      Research Interests: Health Promotion, Primary Care

Devins, Gerald: Department of Psychiatry
      Research Interests: Cancer, Minority and Diverse Populations, Chronic Disease Management

Einstein, Gillian: Dalla Lana School of Public Health 
      Research Interests: Gender Issues, LGBT, Sexuality

Erickson, Bonnie: Department of Sociology
      Research Interests: Minority and Diverse Populations, Health Promotion, Cultural Studies 

Faulkner, Guy: Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
      Research Interests:  Physical Activity and Exercise, Nutrition, Obesity Eating Disorders and Caloric Restriction, Health Care  

Fenton, Aaron: Faculty of Dentistry (Emeritus)
Research Interests: Oral Health, Health Care, Aging and Oral Education

Fernie, Geoff: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Department of Surgery
      Research Interests: Rehabilitative Care, Technology: Applications and Implications, Transportation Mobility

Fuller-Thomson, Esme: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work   
      Research Interests:  Minority and Diverse Populations, Depression, Social Theory, Disability Falls and Mobility

Goldlist, Barry: Department of Medicine
      Research Interests: Dementia, Acute Hospital Care, Falls Prevention 

Goldman, Marlene: UTSC Department of English
      Research Interests:  Alzheimers Disease, Dementia Canadian Women’s Writing Theory

Greenwood, CarolDepartment of Nutritional Sciences
      Research Interests: Nutrition, Cognition and Aging, Physiological Processes and Aging

Gunderson, Morley: Department of Economics
      Research Interests:  Economics of Aging, Business of Aging, Employment and Older Workers 

Hewitt, Marsha: Faculty of Divinity
      Research Interests:  Spirituality and Religion, Social Theory, Social Ethics

Hildebrand, Vincent: York University – Department of Economics
      Research Interests: Income Inequality, Statistical Modelling 

Howarth Lynne: Faculty of Information
      Research Interests: Cognition, Ageing, Palliative Care

Hutcheon, LindaDepartment of English
      Research Interests: Arts and Humanities, Creativity, Communication Language/Bilingualism 

Iaboni, AndreaDepartment of Psychiatry and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
      Research Interests: Dementia, Mental Health Care, Falls prevention, Technology 

Katz, Stephen: Trent University – Department of Sociology
      Research Interests: Sociology, Arts and Humanities, Quality of Life, Social Theory, Cultural Minorities

Kelner, Merrijoy: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
      Research Interests: Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Krondl, Magdalena: Department of Nutritional Sciences
      Research Interests: Nutrition, Obesity Eating Disorders and Caloric Restriction, Arts and Humanities, Health Care

Kumar, Sanjeev: Department of Psychiatry
      Research Interests: Developing novel biomarkers and treatment interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Laporte Audrey: Institute of Health Policy, Management  and Evaluation
      Research Interests: Economics in Aging, health Care, Minority and Diverse Populations

Marshall, VictorDalla Lana School of Public Health
      Research Interests: Research on Aging of the Labor Force, The Retirement Transition and Health, Social Theories of Aging and the Life Course, Aging Policy, Healthy Public Policy, Canadian Veterans, History of Gerontology in Canada

Marziali, Elsa: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
      Research Interests: Online Evidence-Based Intervention Programs, Chronic Disease Management

McCleary, Lynn: Brock University – Faculty of Nursing
      Research Interests:  Dementia, Mental Health, Family and Intergenerational Relations, Education, Knowledge Translation

McDonald, Lynn: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
      Research Interests:  Retirement, Pensions and Poverty, Older Women/Elder Abuse

McGilton, Katherine: Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
      Research Interests: Health Care, Nursing Science, Research Methods and Issues 

Meier, Rosemary: Department of Psychiatry
      Research Interests: Women and Medical Life Course, Gender, Life Course and Developmental Change

Moscovitch, Morris: Department of Psychology
      Research Interests: Neuroscience, Physiological Processes and Aging, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s Disease, Neuroscience  

Myles, John: Department of Sociology
      Research Interests: Policy, Politics of Aging, Economics of Aging, Business and Aging

Nalder, Emily: March of Dimes Paul J.J Martin Early Carrier Professorship, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
      Research Interests: Rehabilitative Care, Occupational Therapy 

Peng, Ito: Department of Sociology
      Research Interests: Public Policy, Gender Issues and Family, Economics of Aging, Minority and Diverse Populations 

Pichora-Fuller, Kathy: Department of Psychology, UTM
      Research Interests: Audiological Rehabilitation for Older Adults

Pringle, Dorothy: Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
      Research Interests: Long-Term care, Family Caregiving, Nursing Science 

Rochon, Elizabeth: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Department of Speech Language Pathology
      Research Interests: Alzheimers Disease, Communicate

Rodin, Gary: Department of Psychiatry
      Research Interests: Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, End-of-Life Care, Psychiatric and Psychosocial Aspects of Illness  

Sadavoy, JoelInstitute of Medical Science
      Research Interests:  Mental Health Care, Geriatric, Dementia

Schafer, Markus: Department of Sociology
      Research Interests: Health Care, Aging, Nutrition, Obesity, Eating Disorders and Caloric Restriction

Schieman, Scott: Department of Sociology
      Research Interests:  Spirituality and Religion, Employment Older Workers, Health Care

Silver, Ivan: Department of Psychiatry, Vice-President Education, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
      Research Interests:  Late Career Transitions, Life-Long Learning, Interprofessional Collaboration, the Imposter Syndrome

Silver, Michelle: Department of Sociology, Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation/Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Department of Medicine
      Research Interests:  Work Identity and Retirement, Perceptions about Aging, Pensions

Simpson, John: Department of Sociology
      Research Interests: Spiritualitynand Religion

Stermac, Lana: OISE – Applied Psychology and Human Development
      Research Interests: Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Minority and Diverse Populations

Stuss, Donald:  Baycrest Institute – Department of Psychology
      Research Interests: Cognition and Aging, Neuroscience, Rehabilitation 

Sumner, Wayne: Department of Philosophy
      Research Interests: End-of-Life Care

Thomas, Scott: Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
      Research Interests: Cardiovascular Disease, Health Promotion, Life Course and Developmental Change 

Tierney, Mary: Department of Family and Community Medicine
      Research Interests: Cognition and Aging, Primary Care, Alzheimer’s 

Tsang, A. Ka Tat: Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social work
     Research Interests: Globalization and cultural issues, strategies and skills learning and development (SSLD) for older adults with dementia, seniors’ intimacy issues

Verma, Anil: Center for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
      Research Interests:  Economics in Aging, Business and Aging, Employment in Older Workers 

Wheaton, Blair: Department of Sociology
      Research Interests: Demography, Mental Health, Longevity and Bio-Makers 

Whitehouse, Peter: Case Western Reserve University – Department of Medicine
      Research Interests: Neuroscience (Neurologist), Dementia, Mental Health 

Widger, Kim:  Faculty of Nursing, (Personal website)
      Research Interests: Palliative Care, End-of-Life Care, Pediatrics, Quality of Care  

Wigdor, Blossom: Department of Psychology
      Research Interests: Aging, Personality (Assessment), Gerontology

Williams, Paul: Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
      Research Interests: Family Caregiving, Caregiving, Disabilities

Wilson, Kathy: Department of Geography
      Research Interests: Demography, Health Care Promotion, Minority and Diverse Populations

Zimmermann, Camilla: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre – Senior Scientist
      Research interests: Palliative Care, Quality of Life, Cancer

Postdoctoral Fellows

Grigorovich, Alisa: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
     Research Interests: Long-term care, Sexuality and Gender, Dementia, Public Policy, Ethics

Weststrate, Nic: Research Fellow, Wisdom & Identity Lab Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE; and Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  Research Interests: Wisdom, Intergenerational Storytelling, Generativity

Wilkinson, Andrea: Research Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
     Research Interests: Dementia, Ambient Technologies, Meaningful Engagement; Well-being; Human Factors