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Jessica Hsieh

MSW (2016, University of Toronto)
BA (Hons.) (2013, York University)

Jessica Hsieh is a third-year PhD student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, with a specialization in gerontology, from the University of Toronto and her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University. Her research interests are in the areas of elder abuse, caregiving, dementia, and factors influencing late-life social, mental, and physical well-being.

She has presented papers and posters at national and international gerontology and geriatrics conferences, including the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the International Federation on Ageing, the Gerontological Society of America, the Canadian Association on Gerontology, and the European Association for Palliative Care.

She is currently the Research Manager at the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE), a knowledge transfer network in the field of aging. Most recently, she has led a diverse range of research projects focused on elder abuse within the community, the impacts of the opioid crisis among seniors, palliative care education, seniors’ financial literacy, knowledge mobilization among older adults, and human trafficking of the elderly.