The Knowledge Services department provides specialized services to advance public health knowledge and practice in Ontario. We’re applying information and computer sciences to public health practice research and learning. We are bridging the gap between evidence and action in public health.
Julian Martalog has held senior roles in several health care institutions and health agencies, including Quinte Health Care, Toronto East General Hospital, Canadian Institute for Health Information and Cancer Care Ontario. In these roles, he led many major informatics projects including: designing and executing a provincial information delivery strategy, developing a provincial online portal, creating tools for decision-makers and clinicians and implementing comprehensive data quality frameworks.
Julian leads the team that applies information and computer science to public health practice, research and learning, to improve population health monitoring and decision-making. Informatics serves as an organizational resource – providing specialized support with the acquisition, synthesis, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data and information.
Director, Knowledge Exchange and Communications
Tina Badiani oversees Library services, the Sheela Basrur Centre and events, communications and knowledge mobilization. Prior to her role as Director, Knowledge Exchange and Communications, Tina served as PHO’s Manager of Enteric, Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases.
Badiani has 15 years of experience in public health at the provincial level. She was previously an Epidemiologist and Team Lead for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and Manager of the former Surveillance team at PHO. Badiani holds a Master of Health Sciences in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Toronto.
The department includes:
- Informatics: translates data to knowledge to advance public health practice and improve population health outcomes. It manages PHO’s website, and provides specialized support for the acquisition, synthesis, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data and information.
- Knowledge Exchange and Communications: supports the development, dissemination and evaluation of PHO’s products and resources, as well as robust professional development programs for Ontario’s public health workforce including research and library services.