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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"Working at PHO is important to me because it enables me to have an impact on the health of people in Ontario."

Natasha Crowcroft, Chief, Applied Immunization Research
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 Watch Dr. Natasha Crowcroft talk about:
  • What excites her about her work
  • The impact of her research
  • Why she chose PHO

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    Academic degrees and accreditations

    • Doctor of medicine, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge
    • Master of science, Department of Public Health Sciences, St. Georges Hospital Medical School, University of London
    • Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of surgery, United Medical Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, University of London

    Areas of expertise

    • Vaccination programs and vaccine-preventable diseases
    • Immunization
    • Vaccination coverage
    • Encephalitis
    • Surveillance

    PHO research interests

    • Epidemiological studies and methodological development designed to answer applied public health questions for decision-makers.
    • Immunization and vaccine-preventable disease research with the objective to inform local and national policy.
    • The impact of infectious diseases and the impact interventions to prevent and control infectious diseases.

    Current PHO research activities

    • Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) studies including:
      • Provincial Collaborative Network on Pertussis Vaccine Effectiveness
      • Pertussis household immunology study
      • Measles sero-epidemiology (iCARE).
    • PHO-funded studies including:
      • Varicella susceptibility in Ontario
      • The burden and basic reproduction number of measles
      • The cost-effectiveness of public health response to measles outbreaks
      • The positive predictive value of measles IgM results in elimination settings.

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