Margaret Anne Denton
Professor Emeritus, Sociology

Dr. Margaret Denton is Professor of Health, Aging, and Society, and Sociology and former Director of the McMaster Centre for Gerontological Studies. Her areas of research expertise include women’s health, heath services research (home health care), age friendly cities, age inequality, and work, retirement, and pensions. She has held numerous research grants including a recent grant from the Canadian Institutes Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario, and Human Resources Social Development Canada. Recently, as a Director for the Hamilton Council on Aging she applied for and received a grant from the Trillium Foundations for an Age Friendly Hamilton initiative. She is co-investigator with the Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP II) grant. In this research she is examining issues related to gender differences in areas such as financial security and health. Her most recent publications are found in Canadian Public Policy, Healthcare Policy, Research on Women and Aging, Social Sciences and Medicine, International Journal of Health Services, Home Health Care Quarterly, and the Canadian Journal on Aging. She has experience supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate level.
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