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Dr. Parminder Raina will describe the research in aging conducted at McMaster University and how this research can be used to drive public and policy impact. Providing examples of community-based research projects that are currently underway, Dr. Raina will describe how knowledge translation tools like the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal can be used to influence the lives of today’s older adults. This session provides an overview of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging and the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, highlighting the ways that these platforms can inform and influence policy, as well as how they can be accessed by session participants.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand the relevance of the aging population in public health research, knowledge translation and policy;
- Identify platforms and tools available to support public health initiatives focused on aging;
- Identify current research findings on aging.
Presenter: Dr. Parminder Raina
Dr. Parminder Raina is a Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University. He specializes in the epidemiology of aging with emphasis on developing the interdisciplinary field of geroscience to understand the processes of aging from cell to society. He has expertise in epidemiologic modeling, systematic review methodology, injury and knowledge transfer. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Geroscience and the Raymond and Margaret Labarge Chair in Research and Knowledge Application for Optimal Aging. He was appointed to the National Seniors Council in 2018 and is the Scientific Director of the McMaster Research Institute for Research on Aging and Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging. He is the lead investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.
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