Josie d'Avernas, MSc

Josie d'Avernas, MSc

Executive Director - Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

Josie d’Avernas (University of Waterloo, Schlegel Research Institute for Aging)


Current Activity
RIA is a team of 10 Research Chairs, 5 Specialists, 20 affiliated researchers and 25 staff who work in a range of topic areas and span research, education, and knowledge mobilization.

Areas of Interest

  • Caregiver support and education
  • Chronic disease and aging
  • Dementia
  • Dizziness and falls
  • Frailty
  • Fall and injury prevention
  • Heart failure
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • Mobility issues
  • Non-pharmacological treatment
  • Nutrition
  • Polypharmacy
  • Socialization and participation
  • Spirituality
  • Technology

Approaches to Innovation

  • Culture change in aging
  • Integrated models of community/services delivery
  • Technology and aging