Professor, Nursing, Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University
Jenny Ploeg, RN, PhD
Jenny Ploeg is a tenured Professor in the School of Nursing, department of Health, Aging and Society and Scientific Director of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU). Her interdisciplinary research drives community initiatives in aging and intends that aim to develop community-based primary health care interventions. Jenny’s research focuses on the importance of at-home aging for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, and the ways in which family caregivers can and should be supported. Jenny is focused on changing the way health services are delivered and centralizing a community-based framework to maximize the healthcare of vulnerable populations.