Dawn Guthrie

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Professor, Department of Health Sciences Faculty of Science Kinesiology and Physical Education Waterloo, Ontario dguthrie@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 2590

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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
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(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in health studies and gerontology from the University of Waterloo and my MSc in epidemiology from the University of Toronto. In 2016, I joined interRAI, an international group of researchers and clinicians, as an Associate Fellow.

My research mainly focuses on understa...


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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in health studies and gerontology from the University of Waterloo and my MSc in epidemiology from the University of Toronto. In 2016, I joined interRAI, an international group of researchers and clinicians, as an Associate Fellow.

My research mainly focuses on understanding the needs and abilities of older adults with disabilities, and their caregivers, including individuals receiving home care services, palliative care and adults with sensory impairments. My research typically involves analysis of large datasets to explore how individuals are functioning in their daily lives, where they are experiencing impairments and difficulties, their use of the health care system and methods to evaluate the care received. I also use these datasets to create computerized outputs to assist health professionals, and decision-makers, when determining the needs of individuals, and their caregivers, and also to evaluate the quality of health care being provided.

Selected externally-funded research projects:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR, Project Grant). 2018-2021.Developing and testing quality indicators for palliative care using existing data. PI: Guthrie DM; Co-investigators: Cohen J, Declercq A, Fisher K, Goodridge D, Hirdes JP, Seow H, Silveira M, Tanuseputro P; Knowledge-users: Baxter S, Binkle H, Paris C, Riske A, Stevens S, Taylor D, Wityk Martin TL.

Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control. 2017-2020. Developing new palliative care quality indicators and benchmarks in cancer across Canada. Co-PIs: Seow H, Barbera L; Co-investigators: Burge F, Lawson B, McGrail K, Guthrie D, Sutradhar R

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), Team 17. 2019-2024. The interface between sensory and cognitive function in dementia. Co-PIs: Phillips N, Wittich W; Co-investigators: Campos J, Chasteen A, Guthrie D, Mick P, Pichora-Fuller MK, Orange JB, Savundranayagam M.


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