MSc Student

Emily PirainoEmily is currently working for the North Bay Regional Health Centre as one of six Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants (PRCs) in the North East LHIN. She works out of Sault Ste Marie and covers the Algoma hub, which spans from Hornepayne to Elliot Lake. She has three primary roles: consultation, capacity building, and providing education based on best-practices.  

From 2010-2012, Emily completed a Master’s degree in Health Studies and Gerontology at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr. Paul Stolee and with the support of the InfoRehab Team. Her thesis focused on exploring barriers and facilitators to implementing the use of online networks such as Tyze within home care agencies to support clients and their families. This study was guided by Rogers’ Theory of Diffusion of Innovations and welcomed feedback from family caregivers, case managers, and home care providers. She also explored inclusion gaps in Randomized Controlled Trials of care transition programs for complex patients transitioning from hospital to home. 

University of Waterloo