Scott Hofer


Professor, Psychology, University of Victoria, Director, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health

Scott Hofer, PhD

Scott Hofer is Director of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, Professor of Psychology, and holds the Harald Mohr, M.D. and Wilhelma Mohr, M.D. Research Chair in Adult Development and Aging at the University of Victoria. Dr. Hofer’s research has focused on the replicability and generalizability of results from longitudinal studies in the psychological and health sciences, with particular emphasis on integrative data analysis and innovations in study design and measurement. Over the last 15 years, he has directed the NIH-funded Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Aging and Dementia (IALSA) network, comprised of over 125 longitudinal studies. The IALSA network, with Maelstrom Research, has developed an item-level meta-data library to facilitate identification of relevant studies and measurement harmonization. He and his colleagues are also leveraging digital technologies to improve the assessment of neurocognitive and patient-reported outcomes into the home and clinic to enable earlier and more accurate detection of change and improve the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with dementia.