Dr. Christine Navarro

Public Health Physician
Health Protection

Christine Navarro, Public Health Physician

“One of the main reasons I joined Public Health Ontario in 2021 is to help generate the knowledge that informs and supports public health units in making evidence-based decisions. In my previous roles in local public health, I looked to Public Health Ontario’s published knowledge products when providing advice and making decisions. As a Public Health Physician at Public Health Ontario, I am now able to contribute to the scientific literature and develop resources and tools that inform policy and practice. I am able to use the skills set I have developed as an epidemiologist and Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist to inform my approach, and in this way contribute to the health of Ontarians.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Immunization
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Outbreak Investigation

Academic Degrees and Accreditations

  • Doctor of Medicine, McMaster University
  • Master of Science (Epidemiology), University of Ottawa
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), University of Guelph
  • Certificant, Canadian College of Family Medicine (CCFP) 
  • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), Public Health and Preventive Medicine 
  • Canadian Field Epidemiology Program, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

PHO Research Interests

  • Immunization Practice and Impact
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Outbreak Investigation
  • Adverse Events Following Immunization

Selected Publications

  1. Navarro C, Cadieux G, Said A, Patel T, Maki A, Brandon N. Outbreak of disease caused by Salmonella typhimurium associated with an online meal subscription service in Toronto, Canada, 2016. Food Prot Trends. 2020;40(2):95-100.
  2. Guichard S, Hymbaugh K, Burkholder B, Diorditsa S, Navarro C, Ahmed S, et al. Vaccine wastage in Bangladesh. Vaccine. 2010;28(3):858-63.
  3. Bruce MG, Deeks SL, Zulz T, Bruden D, Navarro C, Lovgren M, et al. International Circumpolar Surveillance System for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease, 1999-2005. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008;14(1):25-33.
  4. Degani N, Navarro C, Deeks SL, Lovgren M; Canadian International Circumpolar Surveillance Working Group. Invasive bacterial diseases in Northern Canada. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008;14(1):34-40.
  5. Bruce MG, Deeks SL, Zulz T, Navarro C, Palacios C, Case C, et al. Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae serotype a, North American Arctic, 2000-2005. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008;14(1):48-55.

View more publications by Christine Navarro on PubMed.gov

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Updated 22 Jan 2024