The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will provide their expertise and guidance to attain the Centre for Aging SMART mission to accelerate discoveries and new knowledge to improve the lives of an aging population and individuals living with disability.



Dr Catherine Mercier, erg., PhD
Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation, Occupational therapy program at Laval University. Dr Mercier is the Scientific Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS), merit researcher of the Fonds de recherche Québec-Santé (FRQS) and holder of the Chair of research in cerebral palsy at Laval University.


Dr Parminder Raina, C.M. PhD, FCAHS
Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. Dr Raina is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, holds a Canada Research Chair in Geroscience, and the Endowed Raymond and Margaret Labarge Chair in Research and Knowledge Application for Optimal Aging. Raina became a Member of Order of Canada in 2022 for his research in aging. He is the founding Scientific Director of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, and The Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging, and is the lead principal investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging including Healthy Brain and Healthy Aging Study. He is one of the founding members of the McMaster Optimal Aging.


Dr Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Faculty of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Rosano is a physician-scientist specializing in Population Neuroscience of Aging. She is the Associate Director for Clinical Translation at the Aging Institute, and her research group eBRAIN has made significant discoveries into the neurobiological drivers of successful aging.