Melissa Andrew, MD, MSc Public Health, PhD, FRCPC
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.
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.