Dr. Puts is an Associate Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Care of Frail Older Adults. Dr. Puts’ research program focuses on the health, functioning and quality of life of older adults, frailty and geriatric assessment, and improving care for older adults with cancer (geriatric oncology). She is the co-Chair of the Nursing and Allied Health Interest Group of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). She is one of the 4 founders of the Canadian Network in Aging and Cancer. In 2018 she received the SIOG Paul Calabresi Award and also the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Oncology Pfizer Award for Excellence in Nursing Research. In 2019 she received the Council of Ontario University Schools of Nursing Research Into Practice Award. She is currently conducting a pan-Canadian randomized clinical trial to determine if a comprehensive geriatric assessment and specialized care plan can improve the health and wellbeing of adults with cancer who are 65 years of age or older during their cancer treatments.
Dr. Puts obtained her BN from Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands, a MSc, in Health Sciences from Maastricht University, Netherlands, postgraduate MSc program in Epidemiology from VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dr. Puts obtained her PhD in Epidemiology/Gerontology from the Faculty of Medicine, VU University, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.