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Dr. Juanita Bacsu PhD Research Associate (Thompson Rivers University)

Dr. Juanita-Dawne Bacsu is a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Nursing and Population Health and an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Thompson Rivers University. Dr. Bacsu has been a Research Associate with SPHERU since 2009 and a board member with the Canadian Rural Health Research Society since 2011. Prior to this, she was a senior communications manager for the provincial government, a television segment host, and co-owned a family medicine clinic. Her research interests include rural aging, stigma, dementia, cognitive health promotion, social media/infodemiology, and health policy.

Research Area(s)

  • Rural and remote health
  • Dementia
  • Cognitive health promotion
  • Aging and health
  • Population health
  • Community based-research methods