Louise Demers

Dr. Louise Demers is WP2-NEEDS-CG co-leader. She is Full Professor and Director of the School of Rehabilitation at the Université de Montréal, and Associate Vice-Dean for Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. She is a scientist at the Research Center of the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montreal, Quebec. She is an internationally renowned researcher in the areas of outcome measurement, geriatric rehabilitation and assistive technology with over 120 peer-reviewed publications. Her research has been funded by several agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S) and the US National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation. Dr. Demers is a member of the international Consortium for AT Outcomes Measures Research (CATOR), which was established in 2001 to advance the field of assistive technology outcomes measurement and strives to improve the instruments and techniques available to researchers, services providers, and policy makers. She has held a career investigator award from the FRQ-S from 2001 to 2013, has served on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Aging from 2006 to 2010, and continues to serve on the Steering Committee for the Quebec Network for Research on Aging.