Lakehead University social work researcher Kathy Kortes-Miller is examining how experiences of diversity, particularly age, gender, identity, and sexual orientation, contribute to quality of care in the last stages of life for Canadians, using perspectives from LGBT seniors. Kortes-Miller’s research is interdisciplinary and collaborative, incorporating a variety of fields of study such as social work, palliative care, health care education, gerontology, and education technology.

She is a founding member of the Diverse Experiences in Aging Research (DEAR) Collaborative, an inter-institutional research group that aims to understand diversity in aging, as well as a research affiliate with the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) at Lakehead.

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