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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"There are two key purposes for my research work at PHO: (1) To build multi-disciplinary and integrated applied public health research capacity both within and beyond PHO that is responsive to and includes field perspectives and involvement; and (2) To develop and evaluate products, interventions, and capacity that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of CD surveillance, epidemiology, prevention and control."

Doug Sider, Medical director, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control
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    • Assistant professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University

    Academic degrees and accreditations

    • Doctor of medicine, University of Toronto
    • Master of science (Design, Measurement, Evaluation), McMaster University
    • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (Community Medicine), McMaster University

    Areas of expertise

    • Communicable disease prevention and control
    • Program evaluation
    • Knowledge synthesis
    • Public health policy
    • Community/public health

    PHO research interests

    • Communicable disease (CD) prevention and control measures, e.g., multidrug-resistant (MDR) gonorrhea, enteric infections
    • Knowledge synthesis and exchange related to public health and primary care CD prevention and control
    • Expansion of vector-borne disease endemic areas and transmission risks
    • One Health
    • Evaluation of impact of CD prevention and control measures

    Current PHO research activities

    • Numerous enteric disease research projects, e.g., expert interviewer focus groups, source attribution for priority enteric infections.
    • Collaborating on a CIHR operating grant assessing West Nile Virus transmission.
    • Hepatitis B laboratory and administrative data linkage at ICES.
    • Evaluation of the impact of MDR gonorrhea diagnosis and treatment guidelines.
    • Evolving epidemiology of Lyme disease and expansion of endemic areas within Ontario.
    • Toronto Public Health evaluation of their tuberculosis (TB) contact assessment guidelines.
    • Evaluation of the functioning and impact of our Emerging Infectious Respiratory Diseases cross-functional team. 

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