Bios of Current Members

John P. Hirdes, PhD, FCAHS

email john.hirdes(at)

Dr. Hirdes is a professor and chair of the Ontario Home Care Research and Knowledge Exchange at the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is the senior Canadian Fellow and a board member of interRAI. He chairs the inteRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) and the interRAI Network of Canada, a collaborative network of researchers and graduate students from across Canada.

Dr. Hirdes has over 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals and academic book chapters. His primary areas of interest include geriatric assessment, mental health, health care and service delivery, case-mix systems, quality, health information management, social determinants of health, and quantitative research methods.

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