Dr. Karl Kabasele

Physician Lead
Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

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“We have a unique opportunity to empower Ontarians with evidence-based health information that they can use to make the best decisions for their own health, by working with our colleagues in public health and stakeholders across our province.”

Areas of Expertise

  • health communication
  • smoking cessation
  • medical education
  • public health education through broadcast media
  • frontline public health management


  • Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University
  • Clinical Consultant, Nicotine Dependence Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Public Health Physician, COVID Response, York Region Public Health

Academic Degrees and Accreditations

  • Doctor of Medicine, McGill University
  • Master of Public Health (International Health), Harvard University
  • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Certificate in Health Impact (Medical Journalism), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

PHO Research Interests

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of health messaging in PHO’s COVID-19 resources and other areas of PHO focus.
  • Examining the optimum methods of knowledge translation and health information dissemination, including methods such as video, audio and text.
  • Estimating the disparate impact of COVID-19 and other health conditions of concern on Black, Indigenous and other BIPOC communities.
  • Evaluating preventive clinical interventions on health outcomes.
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Updated 22 Jan 2024