Faculty Member

Shelly Bolotin

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Office Phone
Office Address
Public Health Ontario 480 University Avenue, Suite 300 Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2
Public Health Ontario
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Population immunity
  • Seroepidemiology
  • Syndromic surveillance
  • Microbiology

Education & Training History

  • Doctor of philosophy (Microbiology), University of Toronto
  • Master of science (Public Health), London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine
  • Master of science (Virology), University of Toronto

Other Affiliations

Scientist – Public Health Ontario

Current Research Projects

  • Establishing a seroepidemiology program to determine whether Canada is at risk of measles or varicella epidemics. Parameters derived from testing of sera samples from the population and mixture modelling are used in a mathematical model to determine the population’s immunity to measles and predict the risk of future outbreaks or epidemics.
  • Examining associations between elevated liver cancer incidence rates, hepatitis B and C, and immigration patterns within the Toronto, York, Peel, and Ottawa regions
  • Examining the correlation between pertussis severity and laboratory PCR testing cycle threshold values.
  • Co-investigator for the Syndromic Surveillance Evaluation Study, which seeks to develop a set of statistical algorithms to detect aberrant events in syndromic surveillance data and associated response protocols.