Carrie McAiney PhD
Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia; Scientific Director, MAREP
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
Carrie McAiney is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, the Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia with the RIA, and Scientific Director of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP). As a health services researcher, Carrie works collaboratively with persons living with dementia, family care partners, providers and organizations to evaluate the impact and implementation of interventions and approaches that aim to enhance care and support for individuals living with dementia and their family members, and to improve the quality of work life for dementia care staff. Carrie is co-Director of the Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance, and the Ontario Lead for the Research on the Organization of Health Services for Alzheimer (ROSA) team funded by the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Carrie was a member of the Dementia Care in the Community Quality Standard Advisory Committee for Health Quality Ontario and is currently a member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Panel for the Assessment of Evidence and Best Practices for the Canadian Dementia Strategy. In her spare time, Carrie volunteers as a taxi driver, transporting her kids to various sporting events and social activities.