Congregate Care Setting Working Group Profile
Andrew Costa is the Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology & Aging and an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact as well as Department of Medicine at McMaster University. He serves as the Scientific Director of the St. Joseph’s Centre for Integrated Car, Research Director of the McMaster School of Medicine (Waterloo Campus), and is an Associate Scientific Director of the Canada Longitudinal Study on Aging. His program of research makes use of health information (‘big data’) to target, develop, and evaluate models of care in home and community care, emergency departments, hospitals, and long-term care (https://bdg.mcmaster.ca/). He also leads work on digital tools for health care, including caregivers (https://www.yourcareplus.ca). He is leading or co-leading large federally funded teams to answer questions how COVID-19 is impacting older adults, including long-term care, retirement homes, and hospital inpatients (https://www.coregontario.ca/).