- Postdoctoral Fellow, GERAS Centre
“The focus of my post-doctoral research is to continue providing clinical and economic evidence to decision and policy-makers regarding the impact of fractures and frailty on seniors’ health and their care so to inform and guide future evidence-based policy initiatives in Ontario.”
Dr. Olga Gajic-Veljanoski was a post-doctoral fellow at the GERAS Centre for Aging Research within the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Gajic-Veljanoski is a clinical epidemiologist and health economist (University of Toronto – Ph.D. Health Policy Management and Evaluation). At the GERAS Centre for Aging Research, Dr. Gajic-Veljanoski conducted a longitudinal frailty risk-factor analysis of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) and cost-effectiveness analyses of Health Tapestry Frailty Intervention sub-study (TRIAGE) and FitHips pilot randomized control trial. Her work examined changes in costs, quality of life and healthcare resources with the use of tailored multimodal frailty interventions in frail and pre-frail seniors. Dr. Gajic-Velanoski is now working as a health economist at Health Quality Ontario.