Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid is a Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity, an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, and an Associate Member in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton. She is an investigator with Diabetes Action Canada. With Drs. Jenny Ploeg and Ruta Valaitis, she is Co-Director of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit at McMaster University. Funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the research unit is focused on the development and evaluation of innovative community-based interventions to optimize aging at home among older adults with multiple chronic conditions and to support their family caregivers.
The overall goal of Dr. Markle-Reid’s program of research is to design and evaluate innovative community-based health care interventions to promote optimal aging at home for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and support their family caregivers. Recent intervention studies have focused on diabetes, transitional care, fall prevention, stroke rehabilitation, depression, and dementia, with an emphasis on large scale, sustainable implementation.
Dr. Markle-Reid has received many Tri-Council and other grants as Principal Investigator and co-investigator and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and over 175 peer-reviewed presentations. She provides research and mentorship to a number of Postdoctoral Fellows, Master’s and PhD students. The results of Dr. Markle-Reid’s research will be used to improve practice and develop policy to support the delivery of timely, appropriate and quality health-care services for older adults with multimorbidity to promote optimal aging at home.