Melissa AndrewMD, MSc Public Health, PhD, FRCPC

Associate professor

Phone: 902-473-4995
Fax: 902-473-7133
Mailing Address: 
Division of Geriatric Medicine
5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane
Suite 3310 Veterans' Memorial Building
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1


Dr. Melissa Andrew is a staff geriatrician and associate professor of geriatric medicine at Dalhousie. She completed her MD at Dalhousie, a Masters of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and her residency training in internal medicine at Dalhousie. She also completed her interdisciplinary PhD on the topic of social vulnerability in older people.

Research interests

Dr. Andrew’s research interests are in social vulnerability, frailty and cognitive impairment. She leads a research team investigating how multi-morbidity modifies the risk of dementia and the patterns of disease expression under the Quality of Life theme of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging. Dr. Andrew is also investigating models of care in long-term care facilities, and frailty in relation to vaccine effectiveness and outcomes of vaccine-preventable illness.

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