Dr. Nisha Sutherland
Coordinator, PHCNP and MPH Nursing Specialization Program Assistant Professor
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Western University 2015
Masters of Science in Nursing McMaster University 2008
Bachelor of Science in Nursing McMaster University 2004
Working in the areas of aging, gender and health, the focus of my research is to promote equity and quality of life for seniors and family caregivers in the community, particularly during end-of-life. I will explore experiences of older adults with life-threatening conditions, including cancer, frailty, congestive heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease. Building from my doctoral work, the focus of my research will be to investigate how the social determinants of health (e.g. geography, class, age gender, or race) affect elders’ and family caregivers’ experiences. The ultimate goal of my research will be to optimize health and health care experiences, particularly for the disadvantaged and the vulnerable.