As part of her commitment to patient and public engagement (PPE) in research, Dr. Markle-Reid has established a wide network of community partners across Canada and abroad, collaborated with patient co-Investigators in research and involved patients and the public in research governance.

Dr. Markle-Reid was awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aging, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Interventions in 2012. In 2017 her Canada Research Chair was renewed with a new title, Person-Centred Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity and their Caregivers. She also helped found and co-leads the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) at McMaster University with Drs. Jenny Ploeg and Ruta Valaitis.

As a Canada Research Chair, she aims to achieve research excellence in promoting optimal aging at home for older adults with MCC and to support their family caregivers. She also mentors graduate students (MSc and PhD) and postdoctoral fellows by welcoming them into a rich learning environment where they are involved in all aspects of the research program.

Dr. Markle-Reid’s research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. Her work has been funded by foundations (Max Bell Foundation, Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative, Labarge Foundation), as well as provincial (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Ontario) and national (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) research funding organizations. She has served an Associate editor for a peer-reviewed journal, a regular reviewer of peer-reviewed publications and a member of numerous grant and personnel committees. 



Dr. Markle-Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Health Sciences (Nursing) from McMaster.



Dr. Markle-Reid is an Associate Member in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster, as well as an assistant researcher with the Quebec Interuniversity Nursing Intervention Research Network at McGill University.