Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, Scientific Director (pictured left)
“The GERAS Centre represents the respect our team has for older adults and the commitment we have to providing exemplary care in geriatrics.”
Dr. Papaioannou is the Scientific Director of the GERAS Centre, responsible for leading a cross-disciplinary team with expertise in knowledge translation, epidemiology and medical sciences. She is also a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and a Geriatric Medicine Specialist at Hamilton Health Sciences – St. Peter’s Hospital.
As the Canadian Institutes of Health (CIHR) and Eli-Lilly Research Chair, Dr. Papaioannou does research focused on the impact of fractures, falls and frailty. She has made significant contributions to the study of osteoporosis, holding roles such as Co-Chair of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Strategy for Ontario, lead investigator for the Long-term Care Osteoporosis Strategy and Co-Director of the Hamilton Canadian Multi-Centre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos).
Dr. Papaioannou has received a number of awards including the McMaster Department of Medicine Teaching Award and the YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Award, and is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed publications.