Bruyère Research Institute

Our Research

The Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) focuses on research to improve the care of aging Canadians and vulnerable populations. Current research at BRI focuses on:

  • Best Evidence Rapid Reviews – BRI is an expert and leader in rapid reviews, summarizing the major research findings for key clinical questions at Bruyère and others across the health system to improve care for patients and families.
  • Geriatrics and Rehabilitation – BRI is creating and testing tools and care practices that may benefit older adults so that they can optimize their mobility and function and be as independent as possible.
  • Global Health – BRI is developing and evaluating interventions to reduce inequities in health care and improve the health of disadvantaged peoples around the world. 
  • Health System Evaluation – BRI is an expert on evaluation and performance of the health system around key national public policy issues. 
  • Memory and Dementia Health – BRI is focused on development and application of interventions that prevent, slow the progress of, and reduce the burden of dementia and memory issues for patients, families and caregivers.
  • Palliative Care – BRI is investigating and sharing knowledge that improves care and the quality of life for patients with a life-limiting illness and their families.
  • Primary Care – BRI is conducting research on optimizing models of team-based care to ensure that patients receive care at the right time, with the right people and at the right place.

You can learn about the investigators conducting work in these areas through the Bruyère Research Network.