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Kathleen MacPherson

Dr. Kathleen MacPherson, Co-Principal Investigator

 Kathleen MacPherson, co-principal investigator on the research project, is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. She completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at Dalhousie University, and holds a Master of Public Health (Epidemiology and Gerontology) from the University of Michigan.


Kathy’s primary research interests lie in the areas of functional and cognitive impairment, caregivers, and aging and disability. She has been an investigator on several research projects in these areas. She was previously involved as a co-investigator on a project entitled Age Related Transitions: Older Parents Caring for Adult Sons/Daughters with Lifelong Disabilities, which served as the foundation for the current project.


In addition to her dual roles in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, Kathy acts as a staff consultant on epidemiology and research design for the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and lectures at Dalhousie University medical school.