CHSPR Seminar | Compression of Morbidity: Mortality, morbidity, frailty, and healthcare among BC Super Seniors

Mary McBride, BC Cancer Research Centre

Monday, Oct 29, 2018
219 (within 201), 2206 East Mall
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia

Mary McBride will present results and methodologic issues from a study of the Compression of Morbidity hypothesis, examining mortality, morbidity, frailty, and healthcare among BC Super Seniors compared to less healthy peers.

Mary McBride is an epidemiologist, health services researcher, and Distinguished Research Scientist in Cancer Control Research at the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada; and Clinical Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, UBC. Her research includes epidemiologic, clinical, and health system perspectives on cancer outcomes and cancer care, throughout the cancer care trajectory, using linked population-based registry, clinical, and administrative datasets. She has recently applied this approach to study of a cohort of “Super Seniors” – those in BC who have reached the age of 85 years without any of the five most costly major diseases in Canada.

A light lunch is included in this seminar. Please contact Joyce ( to RSVP for lunch by Thursday Oct 25. You may also join remotely via GoToMeeting: Please let Joyce know if you would like to join this way.