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Susan Slaughter, PhD, GNC(C), RN

Associate Professor



The primary focus of my research program is to maintain or improve the functional abilities of frail older adults. I evaluate the effect of evidence-based innovations and the use of knowledge translation interventions derived from the field of translation science. Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3) (October 2014 - September 2016) is a national prevalence study that aims to identify the key factors affecting residents’ food and fluid intake in long-term care. By understanding food intake, interventions can be designed and tested that target factors affecting food intake. Sustaining Transfers through Affordable Research Translation (START) study (April 2013 - March 2016) is a cluster randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of knowledge translation interventions (reminders) on the sustainability of healthcare aide uptake of the sit-to-stand mobility innovation. In my research program I study the contextual and environmental factors that influence the uptake of simple innovations intended to enhance the well-being of frail older adults, with particular attention to the sustainability of such innovations.