Charlene Chu KITE

Dr. Charlene Chu is an Assistant Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, and an Affiliate Scientist at KITE Toronto Rehab at the University Health Network. She is also cross-appointment (status only) with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s Institute for Life Course & Aging at the University of Toronto.  As a Registered Nurse with 14 years of experience working with older adults across the health spectrum, Dr. Chu’s primary area of research is in designing interventions that support the mobility and daily function of older adults in post-acute care settings (e.g. long-term care, rehabilitation, community).

  • Cross-appointment, Institute for Life Course and Aging University of Toronto
  • Affiliate Scientist, KITE | Toronto Rehab | University Health Network
  • Care of the older adult
  • Designing and evaluating non-pharmacological interventions for older adults
  • Technology design; Health informatics; Social isolation; Quality of life
  • Mobility and function assessment and outcomes for older adults
  • Innovation for older adults in post-acute care settings