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Nursing professors join Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Sep 22, 2021

Maureen Dobbins and Maureen Markle-Reid

The School of Nursing is extremely pleased to share that Drs. Maureen Dobbins and Maureen Markle-Reid are joining the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) as fellows. This election is considered the highest recognition of excellence in Canadian academic health sciences. The CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences, and the fellows are chosen by their peers for demonstrated commitment through their careers and lives to their field of expertise.

 The CAHS citations are:

Maureen Dobbins, professor, School of Nursing, and scientific director of the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools: “Dr. Maureen Dobbins is a world-renowned leader in evidence-informed public health. A professor of nursing at McMaster University, she is building capacity among a generation of public health decision makers across Canada to find and use best available evidence for policy and practice. She created the world’s most comprehensive database of systematic reviews in public health, a national knowledge broker mentoring program, a suite of online learning resources and co-created a citizen-targeted evidence portal on optimal aging. She responded to decision maker requests for rapid reviews during the COVID-19 pandemic and her advice is sought by organizations throughout Canada and internationally.”  

Maureen Markle-Reid, professor and Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity and their Caregivers, School of Nursing: “Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid’s internationally recognized research program focuses on developing, implementing, evaluating and scaling-up integrated, patient-oriented interventions to improve care and outcomes for older adults with multimorbidity (two or more chronic conditions) and their caregivers living in the community. As part of this work, she focuses on advancing the science of patient-oriented health care intervention research. She fosters partnerships between researchers and knowledge users – clinicians, policy makers, patients, caregivers – to produce research that directly responds to the information needs of these groups. Dr. Markle-Reid’s work has had international and national impact and resulted in evidence-based solutions that address the challenges of multimorbidity, a priority for global health research.”  


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