Melissa AndrewMD, MSc Public Health, PhD, FRCPC


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 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 relate to frailty, social vulnerability, vaccinology and cognitive impairment. As an Associate Member of the Canadian Center for Vaccinology, she studies how frailty impacts vaccine effectiveness and outcomes of vaccine preventable infections. As an investigator in the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, she studies frailty and social context in relation to dementia. She collaborates with colleagues in primary care and social gerontology to study how models of care impact older people’s health and Quality of Life. She has been a long-time member of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia Board of Directors and Research Advisory Committees and is a member of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).

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