Lauren Griffith, Ph.D.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics McMaster University, Canada

With expertise in systematic review and meta-analysis methods she is a co-author on over 30 peer-reviewed systematic review publications including both aggregate data (AD) and individual participant data (IPD) meta-analyses. Her interests also extend to retrospective and prospective harmonization. Dr. Griffith led an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) project examining methods that can be used to combine individual participant data to combining information on complex constructs including cognitive measures. Dr. Griffith is also an associate scientific director of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). The CLSA is a large, national, long-term study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 for at least 20 years. She is specifically interested in examining the impact on multimorbidity on trajectories of physical functioning by using both this unprecedented Canadian data source as well as by harmonizing data across international cohorts.