Dalhousie University


Research Personnel
Melissa K. Andrew, MD, MSc (PH), FRCPC


  • Fellow in Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, July 2006 - January 2009
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Internal Medicine, May 2007
  • Interdisciplinary PhD candidate, Dalhousie University, expected completion 2010
  • Royal College Clinician Investigator Program, Dalhousie University, 2003-present
  • Postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Dalhousie University, 2001-2006
  • MSc Public Health with Distinction, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2004
  • MD with Distinction, Dalhousie Medical School, Halifax NS, 2001
  • BSc First Class Honours (Biochemistry and Philosophy), University of King's College,1997

Office: 2652, Veterans’ Memorial Building
5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane, Halifax, NS
Tel: (902) 473-4995
Fax: (902) 473-1050

Email: Melissa.Andrew@cdha.nshealth.ca

Research Interests

  • Social vulnerability, frailty, and delirium.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Andrew MK, Bhat R, Clarke B, Freter S, Rockwood MRH, Rockwood K. Inter-rater reliability of the DRS-R-98 in detecting delirium in elderly patients. Age and Ageing. 2009;38(2):241-244

  • Andrew MK, Rockwood K. A 5 point change in Modified Mini Mental State Examination was clinically meaningful in community-dwelling elderly people. J Clin Epi. 2008;61(8):827-31

  • Andrew MK, Mitnitski A, Rockwood K. Social vulnerability, frailty, and mortality in elderly people. PLoS One. 2008;3(5):e2232.

  • Andrew MK, Mitnitski A. Different ways to think about frailty? Am J Med. 2008;121:e21



Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine