Canada Research Chair Tier II
- in " Healthy Aging" September 28, 2005 and ending September 27, 2010.
Verena Menec is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and a researcher with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. She received her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Manitoba. She currently holds a New Investigator Career Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Her research interests lie in the areas of aging and health services use. One area of research focuses on the relation between psycho-social and behavioral predictors of healthy or successful aging. For example, what is the relation between everyday activities and successful aging? How do psycho-social factors such as social support relate to adjustment following specific health events, such as stroke? And what is the relation between stress, coping, and health? A second area of interest focuses broadly on population aging, such as trends in the health status of older adults over time and health care use and cost at the end of life. Other research focuses more specifically on health care use, such the relation between quality of care and health care use, and the impact of influenza on the health care system.