Presenter(s):Paula Rochon, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Dr. Paula Rochon is a geriatrician at Women’s College Hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. She is a senior scientist at Women's College Research Institute, a University of Toronto professor (Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation) and a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She received her medical degree from McMaster University and obtained her Master in Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Rochon studies vulnerable older adults, particularly women. Her expertise as a leading Canadian health-services researcher in aging is rooted in her clinical work as a geriatrician. Her research explores how medical therapies impact the health of vulnerable older adults with multiple conditions, and has contributed to the development of strategies to optimize prescribing and reduce adverse drug events, and her work has examined the impact of antipsychotic use in older people.