Faculty Member

Shelly Bolotin

Email Address(es)
shelly.bolotin@oahpp.ca
Office Phone
647-260-7481
Office Address
Public Health Ontario 480 University Avenue, Suite 300 Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2
Website(s)
Public Health Ontario
Division(s)/Office
Epidemiology Division
Position
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.