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Dr. Dawn Mackey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. She is helps older adults maintain mobility and independence. She directs the Aging and Population Health Lab, where she and her research team design, evaluate, and implement strategies to support older adult mobility and health behaviour change. Her current areas of concentration are physical activity promotion and fall and injury prevention. Mackey’s research with older adults spans community to long-term care settings. Her work is applied in nature and solutions-focused. Her research is embedded in a knowledge exchange framework that supports translation of insights into actions and impact.
Mackey has been recognized as a leading scholar in the field of health and aging by an Age+ Prize from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and a Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. She joined the faculty at Simon Fraser University in 2011 after completing her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, and her post-doctoral training in Epidemiology at the San Francisco Coordinating Centre, University of California, San Francisco.