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Life Stage Research Program

Program Lead: Susan Bronskill
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The Life Stage Research Program focuses on understanding health, care needs and outcomes throughout the life course, including infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and later life. Program scientists examine the trajectories and transitions of individuals among care providers and across care settings, as well as the development of health conditions throughout life. As such, there are opportunities for us to share theoretical, methodological, and policy approaches across interdisciplinary projects. These include not only developing methodological approaches for longitudinal analysis, but also considering contextual issues of health services and systems such as socioeconomic conditions, families, communities and social relationships. The scope of our research includes:

  • Child and youth health
  • Maternal health
  • Aging and health
  • Continuing care (e.g., home care, long-term care)
  • End-of-life care
  • Family caregiver health
  • Sex, gender and health

Announcements & Events

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Recent Publications

Recent ICES Grants


Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health


CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster University

Ontario Brain Institute

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)

Health Quality Ontario (HQO)

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award

    2018: Ontario pediatrician of the year awarded to Dr. Jonathon Maguire for his exemplary leadership and service in studying novel approaches to children's health issues.

  • Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award

    2018: Presented to Dr. Louise Rose by the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. The annual award recognizes the importance of mentors in developing Canada’s next generation of critical care researchers. Dr. Rose was recognized for her contribution to the promotion of critical care research among Canadian fellows, graduate and post-graduate students, young investigators, research coordinators and allied healthcare providers.

  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2017

    2017: Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw was selected by Clarivate Analytics as one the most highly cited researchers of 2017. This annual list identifies researchers who have published a high number of papers that rank within the top 1% of most-cited works in their field during its year of publication.

Trainee Success

Sumit Gupta (supervisor Astrid Guttmann):

2013 Academy Health Child Health Student Scholarship

Tetyana Kenzerska (supervisor Andrea Gershon):

Best oral presentation. Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Research Day. Section: Management of Acute and Chronic Diseases, May 1, 2013

The 3rd Annual Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) Poster Competition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 18, 2013. Obstructive sleep apnea and long-term adverse outcomes: which set of factors is better in prediction of a cardio-vascular events development?

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