Meet Dr. Paula Rochon

Founding Director, Women’s Age Lab

“Women’s Age Lab is the only research program in the world offering life-changing perspectives on the health of older women.”

“As a geriatrician who has cared for and researched older women for many years, the differences between women and men’s health have never been more apparent. 

Gendered ageism is so prevalent everywhere. For example, in the prescription drug research we do, we know women are more likely to develop side effects or be prescribed inappropriate medications. We know that things such as chronic conditions are more likely to occur as people get older. We also know women are more likely to want to age in place and as a result experience loneliness, the list goes on and on.

The work we do is inspired to impact the delivery of healthcare by highlighting the differences in sex, age, and socio-cultural factors, and help everyone understand the impact these factors have on women’s health.”