Dr. Maxwell’s primary research interests are in the areas of Pharmacoepidemiology and Aging with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, depression and health services and outcomes research.
She is also involved in national and international research examining the health and quality of care needs of older residents within Assisted Living and Long Term Care settings.
Office: PHR 4013
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext.21396
- Evaluation of Outcomes & Pharmacoepidemiology
- Pharmacoepidemiology and aging
- Health and quality of care needs for individuals in Assisted Living and Long Term Care settings
Professor Maxwell teaches at the undergraduate level. Course offerings have included:
PHARM 466 Advanced Geriatric Care
PHARM 491 Seminars in Pharmacy 5
Papers in Refereed Journals
Maxwell CJ, Stock K, Seitz D, Herrmann N. Persistence and adherence with dementia pharmacotherapy: relevance of patient, provider and system factors. Can J Psychiatry 2014; 59(12):624-31.
Hogan DB, Amuah JE, Strain LA, Wodchis WP, Soo A, Eliasziw M, Gruneir A, Hagen B, Teare G, Maxwell CJ. High hospitalization rates among older residents in assisted living facilities: opportunities for intervention and impact on acute care. Open Medicine 2014;8(1):33-45.
Vu M, Hogan DB, Patten SB, Jetté N, Bronskill SE, Heckman G, Kergoat M-J, Hirdes JP, Chen X, Zehr M, Maxwell CJ. A comprehensive profile of the sociodemographic, psychosocial and health characteristic of Ontario home care clients with dementia. Chronic Diseases & Injuries in Canada 2014;34(2-3): 132-144.
Maxwell CJ, Vu M, Hogan DB, Patten SB, Jantzi M, Kergoat M-J, Jetté N, Bronskill SE, Heckman G, Hirdes JP. Patterns of dementia pharmacotherapy in a population-based cohort of home care clients. Drugs Aging 2013;30(7):569-85.
Maxwell CJ, Soo A, Hogan DB, Wodchis WP, Amuah JE, Gilbart E, Eliasziw M, Hagen B, Strain LA. Predictors of nursing home placement from assisted living settings in Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement 2013;32(4):333-48, Available on CJO 2013 doi:10.1017/S0714980813000469.
Hogan DB, Freiheit EA, Strain LA, Patten SB, Schmaltz HN, Rolfson D, Maxwell CJ. Comparing frailty measures in their ability to predict adverse outcomes among older residents of assisted living. BMC Geriatrics 2012;12:56.
Fiest KM, Dykeman J, Patten SB, Wiebe S, Kaplan GG, Maxwell CJ, Bulloch AGM, Jette N. Depression in Epilepsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neurology 2013;80:1-10.
Freiheit EA, Hogan DB, Eliasziw M, Patten SB, Demchuk AM, Faris P, Anderson T, Galbraith D, Parboosingh JS, Ghali WA, Knudtson M, Maxwell CJ. A dynamic view of depressive symptoms and neurocognitive change among patients with coronary artery disease. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2012;69:244-255.
Hirdes JP, Mitchell L, Maxwell CJ, White N. Beyond the “Iron Lungs of Gerontology”: Using evidence to shape the future of nursing homes in Canada. Can J Aging 2011;30(3):371-390.
Freiheit EA, Hogan DB, Eliasziw M, Maxwell CJ. Frailty index for patients with coronary artery disease. (Response to Letter to Editor by Kim & Choi). J Am Geriatr Soc 2011; 59(2):374-5.
Freiheit EA, Hogan DB, Strain LA, Schmaltz HN, Patten SB, Eliasziw M, Maxwell CJ. Operationalizing frailty among older residents of assisted living facilities. BMC Geriatrics 2011;11:23.
Foebel AD, Heckman GA, Hirdes JP, Tyas SL, Tjam EY, McKelvie RS, Maxwell CJ. Clinical, demographic and functional characteristics associated with pharmacotherapy for heart failure in older home care clients. Drugs Aging 2011;28(7):561-73.
Rawson NSB, Downey W, Maxwell CJ, West R. 25 years of pharmacoepidemiologic innovation: The Saskatchewan Health Administrative Databases. Journal of Population Therapeutics & Clinical Pharmacology 2011;18(2):e245-9.
Sales A, O’Rourke H, Draper K, Teare GF, Maxwell CJ. Prioritizing information for quality improvement using resident assessment instrument data: experiences in one Canadian province. Healthcare Policy 2011;6(3):55-67.
Chapters in Books
Hogan DB, Maxwell CJ. Book Chapter: Frailty, hospitalization, and the ability to tolerate intensive forms of medical therapy. In: La fragilité des personnes âgées: approche globale, pluridisciplinaire et international. Éditeur: Presses de l'École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique (EHESP). Date de sortie: Octobre - novembre 2012.
Awards and Distinctions
- 2017-2014 University Research Chair
- 2006-2013 Health Scholar Award, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR
- 2003-2006 Population Health Investigator Award, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR)
- 2002-2007 CIHR New Investigator Award, Institute of Aging Partnership Program.
- 2000-2003 Population Health Investigator Award and Establishment Grant, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
- 1995 Nominated for Gold Medal Award (PhD Dissertation), Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
- 1994-1995 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo
- 1994 University of Waterloo – Graduate Scholarship
- 1993-1994 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo
- 1993 University of Waterloo – Graduate Scholarship
- 1993 University of Waterloo – Graduate Scholarship
- 1992-1993 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo
- 1987 Department of Health Studies – Upper Year Scholarship
- 1986-1987 Department of Health Studies – Lois Matthews Scholarship, University of Waterloo – Entrance Scholarship
University of Waterloo Affiliations
- Cross-appointed with the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo
Professional Associations and Service
- Member, Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System for Neurological Conditions (CCDSS-NC) Working Group, Public Health Agency of Canada (2010 – Present)
- Member, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Home & Continuing Care Advisory Committee (2010 – Present)
- Board Member & Academic North America Representative, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (2009 – Present)
- Adjunct with the Department of Community Health Sciences and Medicine at the University of Calgary
The following news stories have featured Dr. Maxwell's research:
1988 BSc Health Studies (University of Waterloo)
1991 MA Gerontology (University of Waterloo)
1995 PhD Health Studies (University of Waterloo)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Élisabeth-Bruyère Health Centre & University of Ottawa)