Prof. John Hirdes
Prof. John P. Hirdes holds the distinction of University Professor at the School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, and he is a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. In addition, he is the Senior Canadian Fellow and a Board Member of interRAI (www.interRAI.org), an international consortium of researchers from over 35 countries. He chairs interRAI’s Network for Mental Health and the interRAI Network of Canada. Prof. Hirdes’ primary areas of interest include assessment, mental health, aging, health services, case mix systems, quality measurement, and quantitative research methods. He has more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals and academic book chapters. Prof. Hirdes received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal through the Canadian Home Care Association and the Canadian Association on Gerontology. In addition to his extensive academic publication record, Prof. Hirdes is the author of a children’s book entitled Wilfrid the Vegetarian Crow.