Lili Liu

Dean of Faculty of Health; Professor
Lili Liu.

Contact information

Office: BMH 3115

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 42126 


Website: Aging and Innovation Research Program (AIRP)


Research interests

My research examines ways technologies can help older adults and family caregivers. As an investigator with Age-Well NCE, I have three funded projects to develop: (1) an app using predicted risk levels to recommend personalized strategies for people with dementia at risk of going missing, (2) a scale to measure the usability of technologies to locate missing persons with dementia, and (3) a national coordinated strategy for collecting data on persons with dementia who go missing. I also collaborate with researchers at Ryerson University to develop and evaluate algorithms for drones that find cognitively impaired people who are lost.

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

Currently, I am not accepting applications for Masters and PhD students. I continue to accept applications for postdoctoral fellows with research interests related to:

  • Aging and dementia 
  • Caregiving for persons living with dementia 
  • Health technologies 
  • Mixed methods research approaches 

Teaching interests

  • Aging 
  • Dementia
  • Rehabilitation 
  • User adoption and usability of everyday technologies for cognitive and mental health 
  • Smart homes 


PhD Rehabilitation Science, McGill University

MSc Rehabilitation Science, McGill University 

BSc Occupational Therapy, McGill University

Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.

*Designates students or highly qualified personnel (HQP).