Impact

How is the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity Helping to Improve Care for Older Canadians?

Dr. Markle-Reid’s research is making a significant impact on clinical practice and policies in Canada that affect the care of older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). She often advises provincial and federal governments, has served as a member of the Best Practices and Standards Group for the Canadian Stroke Network (2011-2016) and as a member of the advisory board for the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (2014-2015) and has evaluated the MOHLTC’s Aging at Home Strategy and Health Links initiative.

An internationally and nationally recognized leader in the field, Dr. Markle-Reid gives peer-reviewed presentations at international conferences and national meetings and has authored editorials in international peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Markle-Reid founded and co-leads the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU), at McMaster University, a program of research working together with older adults with MCC and their family caregivers to promote optimal aging at home. ACHRU research findings are revolutionizing healthcare services for older adults and their family caregivers:

  • Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg are transforming the way diabetes care is delivered to seniors. They developed a model that brings diabetes care for seniors out of the clinic and into the community.
  • ACHRU researchers have developed My Stroke Team (MyST), a web-based app that will enable home care workers to share information in real time, while also empowering stroke patients to actively participate in their own care.

Guiding Canada’s Future Researchers

Dr. Markle-Reid is dedicated to the development of research capacity among trainees. She supervises students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentors new investigators who are launching their research careers as postdoctoral fellows.

 

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