PhD Candidate, Aging, Health and Well-Being doctoral program
Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
Sarah Wu is a PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo in the Aging, Health and Well-Being doctoral program. For her training, she is working alongside her supervisor Professor Heather Keller and an inter-disciplinary team of experts in the Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3) Project to examine the interaction of multi-level factors associated with food intake among residents living in long-term care. Sarah also works collaboratively with the UW-Schlegel Research Institute for Aging in the development and implementation of a relationship-centered intervention to improve the mealtime experience for long-term care residents. Her own dissertation work looks to explore how meals in this setting can become more relational to include family members in mealtime processes. 

Sarah completed both her BA in Health and Society and Bachelor of Health Studies (Hons) in Health Policy, Management, and Informatics at York University in Toronto. She completed her Masters of Arts in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver where her research focused on mealtime experiences and care delivery for residents living with dementia in specialized care units. 

Contact Information: sarah.wu@uwaterloo.ca