interRAI Network of Canada (Researchers)

Joshua Armstrong, PhD

Joshua Armstrong is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Geriatric Medicine Research Unit at Dalhousie University. Josh is the successful recipient of a two-year, Alzheimer Society Research Program postdoctoral fellowship award to investigate "Clinico-mathematical Approach to the Fog of Geriatrics: Application of Novel Mathematical Methods to Better Understand Health and Disease in Aging Populations" under the supervision of Drs. Arnold Mitnitski and Kenneth Rockwood.

Josh completed his PhD in Aging, Health & Well-being in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. His doctoral research, supervised by Dr. Paul Stolee, examined rehabilitation therapy services for older adults in the Ontario Home Care System. The thesis project utililzed data mining and statistical approaches in a large provincial interRAI database (RAI-HC). Prior to attending the University of Waterloo, Josh completed a MSc in Experimental Psychology (Supervisor: Michael Stones) and a HBSc in Psychology, minor in biology (Thesis supervisor: Michel Bedard) at Lakehead University, which is located in his home town of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

His research interests include aging, Alzheimer's disease, frailty, quantitative research methods (data mining, machine learning, mathematical modeling), epidemiology, decision support systems, health data communication, and persuasive technology for healthy aging.

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