Faculty Member

Dan Allman PhD, MScR, MA, BA (Hons)

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 978-1830
Office Address
Health Sciences Building 155 College Street, 5th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7
Google Scholar, ORCID ID
Office of Global Public Health Education & Training
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status

Research Interests

The work of Professor Allman focuses on the social and structural production of risk and well-being, particularly for those considered marginal, vulnerable or peripheral to a society’s core. Interests include the sociology of health and medicine, social equity, global health and new techniques for public health research. Professor Allman enjoys teaching, translating knowledge and building capacity within university and community settings.

Education & Training History

PhD 2010 Sociology, The University of Edinburgh

MScR 2005 Sociology, The University of Edinburgh

MA 1993 Sociology, University of Toronto

BA (Hons) 1991 Sociology / Spanish, University of Toronto, University of Granada, Spain

Other Affiliations

Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH)

Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC)

Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)

Professional AWARDS

The John Hastings Award for Excellence in Service to the University and the Community, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 2016

The Robin Badgley Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Health Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health University of Toronto, 2015

Representative Publications

Folayan, M. O., Allman, D., Haire. B.,  Yakubu, A., Afolabi, M. O., and Cooper, J. (2018). Considerations for community engagement when conducting clinical trials during infectious disease emergencies in West Africa. Developing World Bioethics. First published: 15 November 2018. DOI: 10.1111/dewb.12215

Folayan, M. O., Haire. B., Allman, D., Yakubu, A., and Afolabi, M. O. (2018). Research priorities during infectious disease emergencies in West Africa. BMC Research Notes. 11:159.

Allman, D., Calzavara, L., Kang, L, Myers, T. and the Canada-China Study Team (2016). Innovation, research capacity building and applied learning: The Canada-China Project for vulnerable populations at risk for HIV and STI in Shanghai, China. In Edwards, N. Kaseje, D. & Kahwa, E. (Eds.) Building and Evaluating Research Capacity in Healthcare Systems. Cape Town: UCT Press, pp. 150-169.

Jones, M. K., Calzavara, L., Allman, D., Worthington, C. A., Tyndall,  M., Iveniuk, J. (2016). A comparison of web and telephone responses from a National HIV and AIDS survey. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. Vol. 2, No. 2: e37.

Molyneux, S., Sariola, S., Allman, D., Dijkstra. M., Gichuru, E., Graham, S., Kamuya, D., Gakii, G., Kayemba, B., Kombo, B., Maleche, A., Mbwambo, J., Marsh, V., Micheni, M., Mumba, N., Parker, M., Shio, J., Van der Elst, E., and Sanders, E. (2016). Public/community engagement in health research with men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and opportunities. Health Research Policy and Systems. 14:40.

Allman, D., and Ditmore, M. H. (2016). Introduction to the Culture, Health & Sexuality Virtual Special Issue on sex, sexuality and sex work. Culture, Health & Sexuality. Vol. 18. No. 12, pp. i–viii.

Souleymanov, R. and Allman, D. (2016). Articulating connections between the harm-reduction paradigm and the marginalisation of people who use illicit drugs.  British Journal of Social Work. Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 1429–1445.

Allman, D. (2015). Community centrality and social science research. Anthropology & Medicine. Vol. 22. No. 3, pp. 217-233.

Allman, D. (2015). His story: The commodification of men’s same-sex sexuality in Canada. In Aggleton, P. and Parker R. (Eds.) Men Who Sell Sex: Global Perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 215-228.

Worthington, C. A., Calzavara, L. M., White, S. J., Allman, D. and Tyndall, M. W. (2015). Individual and jurisdictional factors associated with voluntary HIV testing in Canada: Results of a national survey, 2011.  Canadian Journal of Public Health. Vol. 16. No. 2, pp. e4-e9.

Mendelsohn, J. B. , Calzavara, L, Daftary, A., Mitra, S., Pidutti, J., Allman, D., Bourne, A., Loutfy, M. and Myers, T. (2015). A scoping review and thematic analysis of social and behavioural research among HIV-serodiscordant couples in high-income settings.  BMC Public Health. Vol. 15: 241.

Allman, D., Calzavara, L., Worthington, C., Tyndall, M., Adrien, A., Walters, M., White, S. and Jones, M. K. (2014). Charitable giving for HIV and AIDS: Results from a Canadian national survey.  PLoS ONE. Vol. 9, No. 8, e103184.

Allman, D., Ditmore, M. H. and Kaplan, K. (2014). Improving ethical and participatory practice for marginalized populations in biomedical HIV prevention trials: Lessons from Thailand.  PLoS ONE. Vol. 9, No. 6, e100058.

Ditmore, M. H. and Allman, D. (2013). An analysis of the implementation of PEPFAR’s anti-prostitution pledge and its implications for successful HIV prevention among organizations working with sex workers. Journal of the International AIDS Society. Vol. 16: 17354.

Allman, D. (2013). The sociology of social inclusion. SAGE Open. Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-16.

Adebajo, S. B., Eluwa, G. I., Allman, D., Myers, T. and Ahonsi, B. A. (2012). Prevalence of internalized homophobia and HIV associated risks among men who have sex with men in Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health. Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 21-28.

Allman, D., Myers, T., Xu, K. and Steele, S. J. (2012). The social technographics of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Canada: Implications for HIV research, outreach and prevention. Digital Culture & Education. Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 126-144.

Ditmore, M. H. and Allman, D. (2011). ‘Who is Helsinki’? Sex workers advise improving communication for Good Participatory Practice in Clinical Trials. Health Education Research. Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 466-75.

Folayan, M. O. and Allman, D. (2011). Clinical trials as an industry and an employer of labour. Journal of Cultural Economy. Vol 4, No. 1, pp. 97-104.

Miller, L., Folayan, M., Allman, D., Nkala, B., Kasirye, L. M., Ruiz Mingote, L., Calazans, G., Mburu, R., Ntombela, F. and M. H. Ditmore (2010). How ethical is your clinical trial? International Journal of Clinical Practice. Vol. 64, No. 9, pp. 1179-1182.

Allman, D., Myers, T., Schellenberg., J. Strike, C, J., Cockerill, R. and W. Cavalieri (2007). Improving health and social care relationships for harm reduction. International Journal of Drug Policy. Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 194-203.

Allman, D., Adebajo, S., Myers, T., Odumuye, O and S. Ogunsola (2007). Challenges for the sexual health and social acceptance of men who have sex with men in Nigeria. Culture, Health & Sexuality. Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 153–168.

Allman, D., Myers, T., Schellenberg, J. Strike, C, J., Cockerill, R. and W. Cavalieri (2006). Peer networking for the reduction of drug-related harm. International Journal of Drug Policy. Vol 17, No. 5, pp. 402-410.

Cockerill, R., Myers, T. and Allman, D. (2000). Planning for community-based evaluation.  American Journal of Evaluation. Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 351-359.

Doll, L., Myers, T., Kennedy, M., and Allman, D. (1997). Bisexuality and HIV risk: Experiences in Canada and the U.S. Annual Review of Sex Research. Vol. 8, pp. 102-147.