Dr. Larry W. Chambers is the Scientific Advisor to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Dr. Chambers comes to the Alzheimer Society with experience in research and research administration.
From 2001 to 2011, he was the President and Chief Scientist with the Bruyère Research Institute, a partnership of Bruyère Continuing Care and the University of Ottawa to support research into continuing care and quality of life for older adults. Dr. Chambers also remains active in research.
He maintains an appointment with the Bruyère Research Institute, as well as with the University of Ottawa, McMaster University (Professor Emeritus), York University and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
His research and consultation interests focus on epidemiology and program evaluation issues related to healthy aging, public health, and post-professional education. He is an investigator with the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) and most recently, he was among those presented with a 2012 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Top Achievements in Health Research Award for the program of research on the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program.
Over the past 10 years, he was principal and/or co-principal investigator for 30 externally funded, peer-reviewed projects totalling over $14 million. During his career, he has been lead author or co-author on over 160 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. Dr. Chambers is a fellow with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a fellow with the American College of Epidemiology and honorary fellow with the Faculty of Public Health in the United Kingdom.