Dan Andreae, Ed.D, PhD Recognized for Excellence in Health Education

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- January 16, 2018, Dr. Dan Andreae is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who, recognized by Who's Who in the World, recipient of a Distinguished Humanitarian Award, and Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achiever. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process

Dr. Andreae has had an award-winning and distinguished career that covers academia and the establishment of organizations such as the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) at Toronto General Hospital, the only national organization providing both telephone and online assistance to those affected. He is the Honourary Chair of the NEDIC Advisory Board and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Centre in 2017.

Dr. Andreae is also greatly respected for his expertise on Alzheimer's disease and related neurological disorders. He served as the first Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, the first society formed anywhere in the world and developed several leading edge programs that became national in scope such as the Wandering Patient Registry. He later served as Chair of the Alzheimer Patron's Council raising awareness of the disease as well as funds and opening doors for the cause. The society recognized him with the Outstanding Service Award for Leadership, the Pioneer Award and international recognition by the Chair of the International Association, Princess Yasmin Khan.

Prior to pursuing a career of community service and education, Dr. Andreae received an Honours bachelors degree in psychology from York University in Toronto. He went on to complete a Masters Degree in Social Work with a clinical specialization from Wilfrid Laurier University as well as a doctorate in education from the University of Toronto. A strong advocate for lifelong learning, he has since completed a variety of additional courses and degrees including studying at the Benson Henry Institute in Boston affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard, as well as a certificate in psychophysiology from Saybrook University, and through non formal education programs completed a doctorate of science and PhD in neuroscience. He has been an award-winning academic receiving the prestigious Teaching Award from the University of Waterloo, one of Canada'a leading universities and Faculty of the Year twice and a Faculty Mentoring Award from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto. Dr. Andreae is a professor of psychology at Guelph-Humber and an Associate Adjunct Professor and Fellow at Renison University College, University of Waterloo. A dedicated educator, Dr. Andreae has taught more than 45 different subjects at university and college. He stresses the importance of education stating that "Education is not just an intellectual exercise. It is most effective when the head meets the heart and knowledge can be applied to enhance the quality of one's life on all levels: emotional, physical, spiritual and social".

Outside of his academic career, Dr. Andreae has been a leader and visionary in the field of social work. He considers one of his greatest accomplishments to be his leadership of a successful 10-year campaign to secure statuatory legislation recognizing social work as a profession, the last jurisdiction in continental North America to do so. In recognition of his dedication and perseverance he was named as an Ontario Social Worker of the Year as well as Canadian Social Worker of the Year and in 2016 was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ontario Association of Social Workers. He also received an honourary doctorate of laws for contributions to health care from Assumption University.

Currently Dr. Andreae continues to contribute to organizations such as the Weizmann Institute of Science (Canada), Brain Injury Canada, The University Health Network in Toronto and the Alzheimer Society of Canada, among others. He specializes in eating disorders through education and advocacy and is interested in applied neuroscience related to heath issues.

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