Trainee Profile – Dr. Jasmine Mah, Dalhousie University, CCNA Team 14

Trainee Profile – Dr. Jasmine Mah, Dalhousie University, CCNA Team 14

Dr. Jasmine Mah is a doctoral student studying under Dr. Melissa Andrew and Dr. Kenneth Rockwood as part of CCNA Team 14: Multi-Morbidity and Dementia. Jasmine graduated from the University of Ottawa with her MD in 2017 and recently completed an MSc of Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research focuses on social vulnerability in older adults, especially in association with frailty and cognitive impairment.

Jasmine has published several peer reviewed papers this year on social factors influencing the utilization of home care, a short history of long-term care in Nova Scotia, disparities in psychiatric service use in two Canadian jurisdictions and on the relationship between the ownership status of nursing homes and COVID-19 outcomes. She has been fortunate to present locally (winning the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Best Overall Resident Research Award) and nationally, and was invited to speak internationally (by Medics Academy), on topics related to social vulnerability and ageing populations.

Jasmine has been chosen as an esteemed 2021 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, which provides international and national leadership training and networking with interdisciplinary stakeholders to translate her research into meaningful and impactful change. She has also been fortunate to be awarded the Phyllis Horton Research Award by the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

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