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Associate Professor | Schlegel Chair in Clinical Epidemiology & Aging, McMaster University

Andrew Costa is the Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology & Aging and an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact as well the Department of Medicine at McMaster University ( He holds a PhD in Aging and Epidemiology from the University of Waterloo. He serves as the Scientific Director of the St. Joseph’s Centre for Integrated Care ( and is an Associate Scientific Director of the Canada Longitudinal Study on Aging. He is an interRAI Fellow, and member of the Instruments and Systems Development (ISD) Committee. His program of research makes use of health information (‘big data’) to target, develop, and evaluate models of care in home and community care, emergency departments, hospitals, and long-term care ( He also leads work on digital platforms that help patients and their caregivers navigate home and community care services ( From 2014 to 2022, he has over 100 publications and has held more than $8 million CAD in research funding as the nominated primary investigator.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, McMaster University


  • 2013 
    University of Waterloo, PhD