Rising stars: Profiles of CLSA trainees

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Trainees use CLSA data for projects that investigate health and aging from a variety of scientific frameworks and perspectives. CLSA trainee research projects provide opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to gain insight into longitudinal data analysis and create a foundation for further research and collaboration in population health. The CLSA takes pride in supporting the next generation of investigators who will continue to move the needle on health and aging research in Canada and internationally.

Highlighted below are trainee profiles – in-depth interviews with each trainee about their research, connection with the CLSA and their future trajectory. Many trainees have also been featured in CLSA webinars, bringing research findings to an audience that includes members of the public and scientific peers. Recordings of these webinars are also linked below.

Kate Hosford
PhD candidate, Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University

Shawna Hopper
PhD student, Department of Gerontology,
Simon Fraser University.

Christine Mills
PhD candidate, Aging & Health,
Queen’s University

Ryan Falck
Postdoctoral fellow, School of Biomedical Engineering,
University of British Columbia

Tara Kuhn
Doctoral candidate, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences,
University of Waterloo, Aging, Healthy and Well-being collaborative program

Doaa Farid
PhD candidate, Department of Family Medicine,
McGill University

Webinar: Emerging researchers: How trainees are using the CLSA platform for research on health and aging

Divya Joshi
Research associate, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact,
McMaster University

Webinar: Examining mechanisms underlying the association between adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes in older adults in the CLSA

Andrea Mayo
PhD student, Faculty of Health,
Dalhousie University

Avery Ohman
MSc student, School of Public Health and Health Systems,
University of Waterloo

Carly Whitmore
PhD student, School of Nursing,
McMaster University

Webinar: Engaging in Research on Aging: How trainees and researchers connect with the CLSA

Marc Bedard
PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology,
University of Ottawa

Webinar: Long-term Cognitive Impairment Following Concussion: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Lavanya Huria
MSc student, Epidemiology,
McGill University

Chloé Pierret
(Formerly) MSc student, Epidemiology,
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine