Working to improve the health system for older adults

The Geriatric Health Systems (GHS) Research Group is a collaborative team of interdisciplinary researchers, students, and research staff who are committed to understanding, and solving health system challenges that affect the quality of care, and the quality of life of older people. We work in close partnership with health system organizations, stakeholders, and older adults to ensure that our research has relevance to practice and policy.

Our research priorities include:

New Research: Patient and Family Engagement Across Care Transitions


Click to see more information about this exciting project: Patient and Family Engagement Across Care Transitions

Seniors Helping As Research Partners

We are coSHARPmmitted to working alongside those who are affected by our research, and are privileged to have many older adults and caregivers engaged with our research through our SHARP Network.

We love hearing from older adults and are always recruiting new SHARP members. Please contact us to learn how you can become involved in our efforts.

To learn more about our profiled research click the images below.


  1. Jan. 14, 2021Dr. Catherine Tong featured on local radio to discuss older adult's tech use during COVID-19

    GHS researcher Dr. Catherine Tong was interviewed on 570 News' Mike Farwell Show about her recent work exploring the experiences of older adults and their technology use during COVID-19.  Dr. Tong was joined by Waterloo student and ENTECH volunteer, Trung Tram.  You can listen to a recording of the segement here: Dr. Catherine Tong and Trung Tram on the Mike Farewell Show

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