PAT ARMSTRONG is a Canadian sociologist and Distinguished Research Professor at York University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has served as a Chair for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Health Services and Nursing Research and the Department of Sociology at York University. She is also a board member of the Canadian Health Coalition and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, she is Principal Investigator on "Reimagining Long-term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices" and on the CIHR funded "Healthy Aging in Residential Places."