We are an interdisciplinary scientific and research organization with province-wide reach that is committed to advancing public health evidence and knowledge. Our unique approach features applied public health research programs and is guided by public health needs. This model makes our work relevant at the local, national and international levels.

Research at a Glance (last 5 years)

59 collaborating institutions
$30 million total value of grants where PHO is a lead
747 articles published in peer-reviewed journals to which PHO contributed
40% CIHR success rate for applications where PHO is a lead

Research at PHO

We foster excellence and integrity in the public health sector by delivering new evidence, methods and capacities that support practice, programming and decision-making, all with the aim of improving the health of the people of Ontario.

Areas of Research

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Our internationally distinguished researchers work across a diverse range of topics:

  • immunization and vaccine preventable diseases
  • communicable diseases
  • infection prevention and control
  • laboratory and microbiology
  • emergency preparedness 
  • environmental and occupational health
  • health promotion
  • chronic diseases
  • injury prevention

Research in Action

Read about stories on PHO’s researchers and their work

Research in Action
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Updated 22 Oct 2019