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Medicine PhD student named among 2021 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars

Posted by Faculty of Graduate Studies on June 3, 2021 in News

Name: Dr. Jasmine Mah
Occupation: Resident
Department:
 Internal Medicine (Geriatrics)

Dr. Jasmine Mah has been selected as one of fifteen leading doctoral researchers from across Canada and around the world who have been selected for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s leadership program as 2021 Scholars

Dr. Mah is a resident doctor who is passionate about caring for older adults. She holds an MD from the University of Ottawa and an MSc from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As part of the Clinician Investigator and Internal Medicine Programs at Dalhousie University, Dr. Mah's doctoral research uses epidemiology and statistics to better understand how social vulnerability and frailty influence health outcomes, use of healthcare resources, and long-term care placement.    

"As a clinical researcher, I have been taught how to advocate for my individual patients," says Dr. Mah. "As a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, I will learn how to advocate for meaningful change for my community."

As a nationally recognized advocate in geriatric medicine, Dr. Mah also focuses on building partnerships between patients, policymakers, and frontline healthcare workers to promote health systems innovation as part of the Geriatric Medicine Research Group.

*Information provided by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation