Dalhousie University


Research Personnel
Chris MacKnight, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Geriatrician, Associate Professor

  • MSc, Community Health and Epidemiology.
  • Director, Geriatric Medicine Clinical Trials Group, Centre for Health Care for the Elderly (see www.c5r.ca)
  • Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Residency Trainee Program

Office: 1308, Veterans’ Memorial Building
5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane, Halifax, NS

Tel: (902) 473-3888 
Fax: (902) 473-7133

Research Interests

  • Dementia and frailty

Selected Recent Publications

  • Patterson C, Feightner JW, Garcia A, Hsiung GY, MacKnight C, Sadovnick AD. Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 1. Risk assessment and primary prevention of Alzheimer disease. CMAJ. 2008 Feb 26;178(5):548-56. Review.
  • MacKnight C. Study design in dementia drug trials. Can J Neurol Sci. 2007 Mar;34 Suppl 1:S19-22. Review.
  • Song X, MacKnight C, Latta R, Mitnitski AB, Rockwood K. Frailty and survival of rural and urban seniors: results from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2007 Apr;19(2):145-53.



Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine