Grace Warner


Phone: 902-494-1699
Mailing Address: 
Room 310C, Forrest Building, 5869 University Avenue PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Community Services and supports for older adults
  • Family/friend caregivers
  • Implementation Science

Cross Appointments

  • Community Health and Epidemiology
  • Affiliate Scientist Nova Scotia Health Primary Health Care


  • BSc Elmhurst College
  • MSc Case Western Reserve
  • PhD Case Western Reserve
  • PDF Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research

Research interests

Dr. Warner is involved in a range of research projects with health system administrators and providers to inform and facilitate implementation of innovations to improve the lives of older adults and their families. Projects include remote monitoring of home care clients, assessing frailty in primary healthcare, self-management strategies for older adults, and a palliative approach to care.


  • OCCU 5030 Advanced Research Theory and Methods for Occupational Therapists
  • OCCU 5007 Research Approaches
  • OCCU 6504 Measuring Health Outcomes


  • Canadian Association on Gerontology

Selected publications

TPesut B, Duggleby W, Warner G. et al. A mixed-method evaluation of a volunteer navigation intervention for older persons living with chronic illness (Nav-CARE): findings from a knowledge translation study. BMC Palliat Care 19, 159 (2020).

Warner G, Packer T L, Kervin E, Sibbald K, & Audulv Å. (2019). A systematic review examining whether community-based self-management programs for older adults with chronic conditions actively engage participants and teach them patient-oriented self-management strategies. Patient education and counseling, 102(12), 2162-2182.

Warner G, Lawson B, Sampalli T, Burge F, Gibson R, Wood S. (2018) Applying the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to Identify Barriers Affecting Implementation of an Online Frailty Tool into Primary Health Care: a Qualitative Study. BMC Health Services Research, 18(395), 1-11.

McIsaac JL, Warner G, Lawrence L, Urquhart R, Price S, Gahagan J, McNally M, Jackson L (2018) The application of implementation science theories for population health: A critical interpretive synthesis. AIMS Public Health, 5(1), 13-30.

Warner G, Desrosiers J, Packer T, Stadnyk R. (2018) Factors affecting ability and satisfaction with social roles in persons with neurological conditions: the importance of mobility and stigma, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 18(4), 207-217. DOI: 10.1177/0308022617743695

Service & activity

  • Maritime SPOR Support Unit
  • Nova Scotia Health
  •  Canadian Association Gerontology, Member and manuscript Reviewer
  • Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Manuscript reviews
  • International Journal of Integrated Care, Manuscript reviews
  • Nova Scotia Health, grant reviewer