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Rachel Savage

Adjunct Scientist (Full Status) ICES Central Life Stage Research Program


Rachel Savage is a scientist, Women’s Age Lab and Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, and an adjunct scientist at ICES. Her research aims to improve the health of older adults, immigrants, and women. Her research investigates loneliness and social isolation in older adults at the population-level to understand how we can improve the health and well-being of our aging population and alleviate demands on our healthcare system. She is the principal investigator of a national study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, that links national health survey data with health administrative data to understand whether and how loneliness and social isolation impact how older adults use healthcare services. Dr. Savage has over ten years of local and provincial public health experience, and a proven track record in conducting impactful, applied, and collaborative public health research.

  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • MSc, Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • BSc, Life Sciences, Queen’s University
  • Health equity/social determinants of health
  • Elderly
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services research
  • Social dimensions of aging
  • Scientist, Women’s Age Lab and Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital
  • Assistant Professor (Status), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

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