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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"As an epidemiologist, Public Health Ontario's unique applied public health setting allows me to work alongside leading researchers, public health practitioners and policy-makers in Ontario. This multidisciplinary environment provides a variety of rich perspectives to inform my research program focused on developing innovative solutions to protect and promote health and reduce health inequities."

Brendan Smith, Scientist
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    Academic degrees and accreditations

    • Doctor of philosophy (Epidemiology), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
    • Master of science (Epidemiology), McGill University

     Areas of expertise

    • Social epidemiology
    • Health equity
    • Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
    • Population health intervention research

     PHO research interests

    • Elucidate the mechanisms through which population health interventions impact the creation, maintenance, exacerbation and reduction of social inequalities in health.
    • Apply innovative epidemiologic methods to estimate the effectiveness of population health interventions to reduce social inequalities in health.
    • Investigate the appropriate blend of high-risk and population health intervention strategies to improve population health and reduce social inequalities in health.
    • Examine the influence of intervention coverage and unintended consequences on effectiveness of population health interventions.
    • Measure of the extent to which health inequalities exist and change over time.

     Current PHO research activities

    • Reducing population burden and social inequalities in diabetes, can we do both? A population risk tool approach for evaluating population health interventions.
    • Identifying intervention targets to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in heart disease incidence in Ontario using a data linkage approach.
    • Monitoring socioeconomic trends over time in heart disease incidence using a data linkage approach.

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