Dr. Raza M. Mirza received his MSc & PhD degrees from the Graduate department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. His areas of expertise & teaching interest include research methods, medical decision-making, the socio-behavioral determinants of health in persons aging with a chronic illness, health promotion, health policy, and factors influencing late-life social, mental and physical well-being.
He has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences, workshops and symposiums, and has consulted with various levels of government on a diverse number of issues. Dr. Mirza is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Toronto and the Network Manager for the non-profit organization the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE), an international knowledge transfer network in the field of aging.
As part of the Montessori Dementia Program, Dr. Mirza teaches the “Dementia Overview” lecture and facilitates the “Responsive Behaviours” session.