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John Hirdes

John Hirdes is a professor at the University of Waterloo.

John Hirdes is a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Professor Hirdes is the senior Canadian Fellow and a Board Member of interRAI an international consortium of researchers from 32 countries committed to improving services for vulnerable populations.

He is the senior Canadian Fellow and a Board Member of interRAI, an international consortium of researchers from over 35 countries. He chairs interRAI's International Network of Excellence in Mental Health and the interRAI Network of Canada. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Hirdes has over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals and academic book chapters. His primary areas of interest include geriatric assessment, mental health, health care and service delivery, case mix systems, quality measurement, health information management, and quantitative research methods.

In 2012, Dr. Hirdes received the University of Waterloo Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision. In addition, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal through the Canadian Home Care Association and the Canadian Association on Gerontology.