University of Waterloo
Colleen Maxwell is a Professor in the Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo. She holds a University of Waterloo Research Chair and is an Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Adjunct Professor, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary. Dr. Maxwell is a senior health services researcher with expertise in aging, dementia, mental health, frailty, continuing care, and pharmacoepidemiology. Her research interests focus on the quality of health and social care and related outcomes among older vulnerable populations – particularly those with dementia and depression. She has developed extensive collaborations with national and international researchers and decision-makers concerned with optimizing health and quality of life outcomes among seniors in assisted living, home care and nursing homes. Dr. Maxwell has extensive experience leading large-scale cohort studies and analyses of population-based survey and clinical data (e.g., National Population Health Survey, Canadian Community Health Survey, Canadian Study of Health and Aging), as well as experience conducting data linkage and analyses using provincial health administrative databases.