Adjunct Scientist ICES Central Life Stage Research Program
Dr. Watt completed medical school at the University of Ottawa, residency in internal medicine at Western University, fellowship training in geriatric medicine at the University of Toronto, and a PhD in clinical epidemiology and health care research at the University of Toronto. She was a 2019 recipient of the CIHR Institute of Health Sciences and Policy Research Rising Star Award and the Thomas & Edna Naylor Memorial Award for the best paper based on a thesis in Health Services and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She was also awarded the 2021 Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript by the American Geriatrics Society. Her research focuses on understanding the comparative efficacy and safety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions in older adults, specifically, those with geriatric syndromes such as frailty, falls and cognitive impairment.
- PhD, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research, University of Toronto
- FRCPC, Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto
- MD, University of Ottawa
- BSc, Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa
- Systemic review/meta-analysis
- Comparative effectiveness research
- Drug safety
- Adverse drug effects
- Geriatrics and aging
- Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
- Geriatrician, St. Michael’s Hospital
Awards & Recognition
CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Rising Star Award
Thomas & Edna Naylor Memorial Award
2019: Awarded to Dr. Jennifer Watt for the best paper based on thesis in health services and health care research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
Factors associated with recurrent emergency department visits among people living with dementia: a retrospective cohort study
Jones A, Watt JA, Maclagan LC, Swayze S, Jaakkimainen L, Schull MJ, Bronskill SE. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023; Jun 14 [Epub ahead of print].
Reasons for repeated emergency department visits among community-dwelling older adults with dementia in Ontario, Canada
Jones A, Maclagan LC, Watt JA, Schull MJ, Jaakkimainen L, Swayze S, Guan J, Bronskill SE. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022; 70(6):1745-53. Epub 2022 Mar 3.
Assessment of stimulant use and cardiovascular event risks among older adults
Tadrous M, Shakeri A, Chu C, Watt J, Mamdani MM, Juurlink DN, Gomes T. JAMA Netw Open. 2021; 4(10):e2130795. Epub 2021 Oct 25.
Fall‐related hospitalizations in nursing home residents co‐prescribed a cholinesterase inhibitor and beta‐blocker
Watt JA, Campitelli MA, Maxwell CJ, Guan J, Maclagan LC, Gomes T, Bokhari M, Straus SE, Bronskill SE. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020; 68(11):2516-24. Epub 2020 Aug 15.
Trends in the medical use of synthetic cannabinoids among older adults in Ontario, Canada
Sommer DM, Zipursky JS, Giannakeas V, Watt JA, Rochon PA, Stall NM. Ann Intern Med. 2020; 13(7):589-91. Epub 2020 Jul 20.
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