Biography

2005-present  Director, Evaluation and Research, Specialized Geriatric Services, St. Joseph’s Health Centre London, Parkwood Hospital
2002-present  Assistant Professor (casual), Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, ON 
2000-2005  Director, Southwest Region Health Information Partnership
1998-2002  Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, ON
1998-2000  Epidemiologist, Middlesex-London Health Unit, London, ON
1997-1998 Epidemiologist, Lambton County Health Unit, Sarnia, ON
1988-1989 Staff Therapist (Casual), Physiotherapy, Victoria Hospital, London, ON
1986-1987  Staff Therapist (Casual), Physiotherapy, University Hospital, London, ON
1983-1986 Staff Therapist (Part Time), Physiotherapy, University Hospital, London, ON
1978-1983  Staff Therapist, Physiotherapy, University Hospital, London, ON
 

Profession

Epidemiologist

Appointments

  • Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
  • Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
  • Associate Scientist, Lawson
  • Assistant Professor (casual), Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

Research Group

Research Interest Area 

Epidemiology
Aging and geriatric care
Mental health and behavioural disorders

Research Overview

Gutmanis, I., Speziale, J., Van Bussel, L., Girard, J., Hillier, L., & Simpson, K. (2016). The South West Local Health Integration Network Behavioural Supports Ontario Experience. Healthcare Quarterly, 18 Suppl:50-6.

Speechley M, DeForge RT, Ward-Griffin C, Marlatt NM, Gutmanis I. Creating an Ethnodrama to Catalyze Dialogue in Home-Based Dementia Care Qual Health Res. 2015 Nov;25(11):1551-9. doi: 10.1177/1049732315609572.

Gutmanis, I., Snyder M., Harvey, D., Hillier, L., & LeClair, J. K. (2015). Health Care Redesign for Responsive Behaviours—The Behavioural Supports Ontario Experience: Lessons Learned and Keys to Success. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 34(1): 45-63. doi:10.7870/cjcmh-2015-001.

Keywords

older adults, epidemiology, measurement, program evaluation