Research Manager, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging
Audrey Patocs, MSc
Audrey Patocs is the research manager for the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging. Her academic background has focused on analyzing and modelling the spread of infectious diseases and associated beliefs, behaviours and outcomes. She has published and presented academic work related to the modelling risk factors and behaviours associated with HIV and their population level outcomes. In more applied settings, she has worked with HIV+ older adults to assess and quantify the neurocognitive effects of living with HIV over time. In her current role at MIRA, she works to foster and maintain multi-disciplinary research partnerships, to develop and administer internal funding programs, to identify funding and mobilize researchers around those opportunities, and to help foster research that both involves and benefits older adults. She holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology and a Master’s in Biology from McMaster University.