Tim defended his MSc thesis titled, “A Model of Health: Using Business Analytics to Identify Older Adults with Heart Disease.”
Tim’s research was inspired by an overarching goal to assist healthcare decision makers to optimize the delivery of chronic disease prevention interventions. He used neural networks to develop statistical models to predict heart disease using demographic, lifestyle, and health information from >15,000 older adults enrolled in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.
Thank you to committee members Drs. David Whitehurst (SFU Health Sciences) and Guy Faulkner (UBC Kinesiology) for important contributions to Tim’s research, and to examiner Dr. Andrew Wister (SFU Gerontology) for thoughtful feedback on his thesis. Great work Tim!