Raza M. Mirza, BSc, BA, MSc, PhD
Elderly Care Translator, Instructor
Senior Research Associate, Institute for Life Course and Aging, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto|, Network Manager, National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly
Raza is an enthusiastic researcher with expertise that spans medical decision-making, ethics, research methods, socio-behavioral determinants of health in persons aging with a chronic illness, and factors influencing late-life social, mental, and physical well-being. He is currently a Senior Research Associate at U of T’s Institute for Life Course and Aging, the Network Manager for the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, and the Chair of the Central Ontario Age-Friendly Network. An expert in his field, he has been invited to speak at national and international gerontology and geriatrics conferences and has been asked to consult with various levels of government on diverse issues related to an aging population.
Raza is a passionate and collaborative educator. His goal is to generate new ways of thinking about topics that motivate exploration. One of the more rewarding aspects of academia is the opportunity to share his knowledge with students and to learn from their insights. At the TRP, he leads the Knowledge Translation in the Community module and is a co-instructor for Research Methods.