Faculty Member

Diego G. Bassani M.Sc., Ph.D. (Epidemiology)

Email Address(es)
Diego.bassani@sickkids.ca, Diego.bassani@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
416-813-7654 ext 203033
Office Address
Global Child Health Program, Hospital for Sick Children 555 University Avenue Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
SickKids Hospital - Staff Profile - Diego Bassani
Epidemiology Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Child Health and Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Global Health
  • Large-scale Epidemiological Studies
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Health Policy Research

Education & Training History

Dr. Bassani is an epidemiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and an assistant professor with the Department of Paediatrics and with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He received M.Sc and PhD in Epidemiology from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil and has conducted research on the causes and distribution of child deaths in India, identification of risk factors for child mortality and impact of policy changes on child health, survival and development. Dr. Bassani currently works in international projects in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology with projects in India, Uganda, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Kenya, Brazil and Malawi. Since 2007 he has been a core member of the Child Health and Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG), responsible for the Global estimates of the causes of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Deaths.

Other Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Division of Paediatric Medicine

Visiting Professor, Centre for Epidemiological Research, UFPel, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (Brazil)

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Research Practicum Supervision – MPH
  • Thesis Supervision – PhD
  • Tutorial lead – CHL 5401 H (Epidemiological Methods I)
  • Course lead – CHL7001H S8 (Large Scale Impact Evaluation) 

Professional Summary & Appointments

Current Appointments

Director – International Program Evaluation Unit – Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children

Scientist – Global Child Health Program/Child Health and Evaluative Sciences – The Hospital for Sick Children

Chair of the Measuring Results Working Group for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH)

Current Research Projects


Representative Publications

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