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Raza M. Mirza

PhD, MSc

Dr. Mirza received his MSc and doctorate degrees from the Graduate department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. His areas of expertise and teaching interest include research methods, medical decision-making, the socio-behavioral determinants of health in persons aging with a chronic illness, health policy, and factors influencing late-life social, mental and physical well-being.

He has been an invited speaker at national and international gerontology and geriatrics conferences, workshops and symposiums, and has consulted with various levels of government on diverse issues related to an aging population.

Dr. Mirza is currently a Senior Research Associate at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Life Course and Aging and the Network Manager for the non-profit organization The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE;, an international knowledge transfer network in the field of aging.