Dr. Juanita Bacsu

Assistant Professor,
Thompson Rivers University
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Thompson Rivers University
Saskatoon, SK

Dr. Juanita Bacsu

Assistant Professor,
Thompson Rivers University


Dr. Juanita-Dawne Bacsu is a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Nursing and Population Health and an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Thompson Rivers University. Dr. Bacsu has been a Research Associate with the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit since 2009 and a board member with the Canadian Rural Health Research Society since 2011. Prior to this, she was a senior communications manager for the provincial government, a television segment host, and co-owned a family medicine clinic. Her research interests include gerontology, dementia, stigma, social media, rural health, age-friendly environments, and health policy.


University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
PhD, 2016
Community Health and Epidemiology
2011 To 2016
Dissertation: Perceptions of cognitive health: An ethnographic inquiry of rural older adults
Advisor: Dr. Sylvia Abonyi

Areas Of Expertise

  • Ageism
  • Attitude Toward Aging
  • Caregiving
  • Dementia
  • Rural Issues
  • Social Media
  • Successful Aging


  • Public Health