Science Table Profile

Paula Rochon


Senior Scientist and Geriatrician Women's College Hospital; Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; RTOERO Chair in Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto.

Dr. Rochon is a geriatrician and senior scientist at Women’s College Hospital. She is a professor in the Department of Medicine and is the inaugural RTOERO Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Rochon’s research focuses on understanding the unique needs of older adults, particularly older women, and promotes their health and wellness. She has contributed to our understanding of aging and its impact both on individual patients and the healthcare system. These contributions include highlighting the need to consider sex, gender and age in research so that results are more relevant to older women and men and tailoring prescribing strategies to reduce adverse drug events.

Dr. Rochon has a strong record of federal funding and has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is the Vice-Chair of the CIHR Institute of Aging Advisory Board and has received research distinctions, including being elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and being awarded the Eaton Clinical Researcher of the Year Award for 2020 from the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. In January of 2020, she was invited to participate on an Advisory Group to support the Ministry of Long-Term Care in developing a long-term care staffing study; in April 2020 she was invited to join a national Task Group on COVID-19 in long-term care homes. This task group was convened to provide practical advice to the federal government on the topic of long-term care homes.

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Women's College Hospital
Declaration(s) of Interest:
2021-02-16 (PDF)