Patrick Cloos


Patrick Cloos is currently Associate Professor at Université de Montréal (Canada). His background is in medicine, public health and social sciences.


Professor Cloos has practiced medicine in various countries and regions including Belgium, Africa, The Caribbean, and Asia. His current research interest is in the domain of anthropology of health in the context of immigration and ageing.

Cloos has published on ageing and health in the Caribbean, including recently an article on the medicalization of ageing and dementia, grounded in his international and interdisciplinary perspective and personal experience.

The first ministerial WHO conference on global action against dementia in 2015 stated, "We need to invest more in research to develop a drug, but also to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and the support of their caregivers."

A healthy public debate about important societal challenges requires a common and scientifically sound basis.

Bart Pattyn

Co-Chair LIAS and member Board LIAS Foundation