skip to main content
Menu
Back to Top

Bio

Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid is a Professor in the School of Nursing and holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity and their Family Caregivers in the School of Nursing at McMaster University. She is also the Scientific Co-Lead of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging/Collaborative for Health and Aging (OSSU Research Centre on Aging), the Co-Scientific Director of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, and an Associate Member in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. For the past decade, she has led an interdisciplinary CIHR-funded program of research designed to enhance the care and outcomes of community-living older adults with multimorbidity and their family caregivers. She is a pioneer in the design, implementation, evaluation, and scale-up of complex, patient-oriented interventions that have significantly improved the outcomes of older adults with multimorbidity and their family caregivers, while reducing costs. She has extensive experience conducting pragmatic randomized controlled trials, qualitative and mixed-methods studies, patient, and public engagement, and scaling up evidence-based innovations. She has over 200 publications (peer reviewed publications, published abstracts, conference proceedings, books, book chapters, reports) (H-Index: 28, I10 index: 45), and has received over $13 million in peer-reviewed funding as a PI or Co-PI. She has supervised or co-supervised over 45 undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows.

Select Publications

  • Markle-Reid, M., McAiney, C., Ganann, R., Fisher, K., Gafni, A., Gauthier, A., et al. [In Press]. Study protocol for a hospital-to-home transitional care intervention for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and depressive symptoms: A pragmatic effectiveness-implementation trial. BMC Geriatrics.
  • Markle-Reid, M., Valaitis, R., Bartholomew, A., Fisher, K., Fleck, R., Ploeg, J., Salerno, J. (2020). An integrated hospital-to-home transitional care intervention for older adults with stroke and multimorbidity: A feasibility study. Journal of Comorbidity, 10, 1-21: DOI: 10.1177/2235042X19900451.
  • Markle-Reid, M., Valaitis, R., Bartholomew, A., Fisher, K., Fleck, R., Ploeg, J., Salerno, J., Thabane, L. (2019). Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of an integrated hospital-to-home transitional care intervention for older adults with stroke and multimorbidity: A study protocol. Journal of Comorbidity, 9, Doi: 10.1177/2235042X19828241.
  • Markle-Reid, M., Ploeg, J., Valaitis, R., Duggleby, W., Fisher, K., Fraser, K., et al. (2018).  Protocol for a program of research from the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit: Promoting optimal aging at home for older adults with multimorbidity. Journal of Comorbidity, Vol 8, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/2235042X18789508
  • Markle-Reid, M., Ploeg, J., Fraser, K. Fisher KA, Bartholomew A, Griffith L, Miklavcic J, Gafni A, Thabane L, Upshur R. (2017). Community program improves quality of life and self-management in older adults with diabetes and comorbidity. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66, 263-273. http://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15173
  • Markle-Reid, M., Dykeman, C., Ploeg, J., Kelly Stradiotto, C., Andrews, A., Bonomo, S., Orr-Shaw, S., & Salker, N. (2017). Collaborative leadership and the implementation of community-based fall prevention initiatives: A multiple case study of public health practice within community groups. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 141. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2089-3
  • Markle-Reid, M., Ploeg, J., Fraser, K., Fisher, K., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Bartholomew, A., Gafni, A., Gruneir, A., Hirst, S., Kaasalainen, S., Kelly Stradiotto, C., Miklavcic, J., Rojas-Fernandez, C., Sadowski, C., Thabane, L., Triscott, J., & Upshur, R.  (2017). The ACHRU-CPP versus usual care for older adults with type 2 diabetes and multiple chronic conditions and their family caregivers: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18, 55. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-1795-9
  • Markle-Reid, M., Ploeg, J., Fisher, K., Reimer, H., Kaasalainen, S., Gafni, A., Gruneir, A., Kirkconnell, R., Marzouk, S., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Thabane, L., Rojas-Fernandez, C., & Upshur, R. (2016). The Aging, Community and Health Research Unit-Community partnership program for older adults with type 2 diabetes and multiple chronic conditions: A feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies Journal, 2, 24. doi: 10.1186/s40814-016-0063-1gra

Honours

Selected Awards & Honours

Year(s)

Description

2014

Distinguished Fellow Adjunct Professor, Mohawk College, Convocation Speaker

2014

Best Poster Award, Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research Conference (CAHSPR)

2012-2022

CIHR Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Person Centred Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity and their Caregivers ($500,000)

2004 - 2009

Career Scientist Award, Health Research Personnel Development Fund, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Title: "The Needs, Effects and Expense of Alternative Approaches to the Care of Elderly Persons with Chronic Needs and their Informal Caregivers Requiring Home Care Services" ($250,000)


Grants

2020-2021       Markle-Reid, M., Sherifali, D. (Co-PIs), Gagne, H., Hunter, S., Ploeg, J., Racey, M. Fall prevention interventions for adults with cognitive impairment: A systematic review. Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, $100,000.

2020-2021       Markle-Reid, M. (PI), Whitmore, C., Fisher, K., Griffith, L., McAiney, C., Phillips, S., Ploeg, J., Wister, A. Explaining self-reported health among community-dwelling older adults with multimorbidity and depressive symptoms using a resilience framework: An analysis of CLSA data. CIHR Catalyst Grant: Analysis of CLSA Data, $69,970.

2019-2022       Markle-Reid, M. (PI), Hayes, A., Bayley, M., Beauchamp, M., Cameron, J., Fisher, K., Gafni, A., Ganann, R., Nelson, M., Pinto, M., Ploeg, J., Salerno, J., Thabane, L., Whitmore, C. Optimizing hospital-to-home transitions for older adults with stroke and multimorbidity: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. CIHR Spring 2019 Project Grant, $474,300.

2019-2021       Raina, P., Markle-Reid, M. (Co-PIs), Abelson, J, Costa, A, Ganann, R, Ploeg, J, Vrkljan, B, et al. OSSU SPOR Centre on Aging. Ontario SPOR Support Unit, $600,000.

2018-2022       Ploeg, J., Markle-Reid, M., Valaitis, R. (Co-PIs), Principal Applicants: Dicerni, P., Fisher, K., Ganann, R., Graham, P., Gruneir, A., Johnson, B., Légaré, F., Mansell, L., Montelpare, W., Reid, P., Tang, F., Upshur, R.; Co-Applicants: Ben Charif, A., Blais, J., Eurich, D., Gafni, A., Lewis, G., MacCallum, L., Paquette, J-S., Pritchard, J., Riveroll, A., Sadowski, C., Sherifali, D., Thabane, L., & Williamson, T. The Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) Community Partnership Program for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults - Canada. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) - Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network: Programmatic Grants, $1,846,062.

2016-2019       Markle-Reid, M., Valaitis, R. (Co-PI’s), Archer, N., Bender, D., Gafni, A, Matthew-Maich, N., Ploeg, J., Taberner, C. Caring for seniors with multiple chronic conditions: A team approach to e-health supported homecare. Max Bell Foundation, $250,000.

2016-2017       Markle-Reid, M., Ploeg, J., Valaitis, R. (Co-PI’s), McAiney, C., Ganaan, R., & Duggleby, W.  The impact of caregiver support interventions for vulnerable populations. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, $300,000.   

2016-2020       Markle-Reid M., & McAiney, C.(Co-PIs), Price D., Valaitis R., Ploeg J., Fisher K., Kates N., Lavis J., Cairney J., Thabane L., Gafni A., Vedel I., Reid R., Warry W., Neufeld E., Johnson B., Heald-Taylor G., Ogden L. A pragmatic effectiveness-implementation trial to evaluate a hospital-to-home transitional care intervention compared to usual care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and depression. Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit IMPACT Awards: Home & Community Care. $1,020,000.

2014-2018       Markle-Reid, M. Valaitis, R. (Co-PIs), Ploeg, J., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Thabane, L., Gafni, A. Strengthening community-based stroke care: A mixed-methods study to evaluate a mobile health solution. CIHR Catalyst Grant: e-Health Innovations, $92,241.

2013-2020       Ploeg J., Markle-Reid M. (Co-PIs), Bournes D., Anderson C., Farrell M., Paetkau S., Akhtar-Danesh N., Baptiste S., Bender D., Duggleby W., Emili A., Feldman S., Forbets D., Fraser K., Gafni A., Ganann R., Garnett A., Ghosh S., Gibson M., Griffith L., Gruneir A., Hirst S., Kaasalainen S., Keefe J., Matthew-Maich N., McAiney  C., Patterson C., Peacock S., Rojas-Fernandez C., Sadowski C., Triscott J., Upshur R., Valaitis R., & Williams A. Innovative community-based approaches to promote optimal aging for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their caregivers. CIHR Team Grant: Community-Based Primary Healthcare. $2,500,000.

2013-2016       Markle-Reid, M., Ploeg, J. (Co-PIs), Upshur, R., Gafni, A., Thabane, L., Bender, D., Valaitis, R. et al. Centre for Research in Community Interventions to Promote Optimal Aging at Home. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health System Research Fund Program Award, $3,265,903.

Research

Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity and their Caregivers at McMaster University (https://chru.mcmaster.ca/).  She is an internationally-recognized researcher in the area of health and economic evaluations of complex health and nursing interventions. Her program of research is focused on: (1) promoting optimal aging at home for older adults with multimorbidity and to support their family caregivers, and (2) refining methods and measures for determining the effectiveness of interventions and translating effective interventions into clinical practice. To this end, she has led or co-led numerous studies involving the design, implementation, evaluation and scale-up of new tailored and person centred interventions to enhance quality of life and quality of care for older adults with multimorbidity and their family caregivers, with an emphasis on large scale, sustainable implementation. Her most recently CIHR-funded trials focus on nurse-led interventions for community-living older adults with depression, diabetes, stroke and dementia. 

She has numerous peer-reviewed grants awarded as PI or Co-PI, totaling over $10 Million for research from CIHR and other national and provincial funding agencies. In 2016, Dr. Markle-Reid attracted more than $1.6 million in peer-reviewed funding as a co-principal investigator. In 2013, Dr. Markle-Reid, Dr. Ploeg, and an interdisciplinary research team of investigators, clinicians, decision makers, trainees and collaborators from across Canada, were awarded a combined $5.8 million to fund the new Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU). The research program received $2.5 million over 5 years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and $3.3 million over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to develop and evaluate innovative, community-based primary health care interventions to promote optimal aging at home for older adults with multimorbidity and to support their family caregivers. Dr. Markle-Reid was also the recipient of a five-year Career Scientist Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (2004-2009). 

Her research, which has been conducted in collaboration with over 100 community stakeholders (including patients/caregivers), has made breakthroughs in understanding effective interventions that will transform health care services for older adults with multimorbidity and their family caregivers, leading to numerous national and international collaborations and high-impact publications. She advises governments in Ontario and Canada regarding the implementation and evaluation of different models of home and community care service delivery.

Courses

Dr. Markle-Reid's teaching contributions are in both graduate and undergraduate studies. 

Graduate Teaching

2014 Supervisor of students in the School of Nursing Graduate Program

Undergraduate Teaching

2014 BScN Program, McMaster University
Tutor in N4J07, Professional Nursing Practice VI
4NR3, Nursing Research
(Academic year 2014/2015)

Related News

© 201​​7 McMaster University  |  1280 Main Street West  |  Hamilton, Ontario ​L8S 4K1  |  905-525-​9140905-525-​9140   |  Contact Us | Terms of Use & Privacy Policy