Faculty Member

Adrienne K. Chan MD, MPH, FRCPC

Email Address(es)
adrienne.chan@sunnybrook.ca, a.chan@dignitasinternational.org
Office Phone
Office Address
c/o Dignitas International 550 Queen Street East, Unit 335 Toronto, ON, M5A 1V2
Dignitas International, Linked In
Clinical Public Health Division
Office of Global Public Health Education & Training
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Delivery of health services in resource limited settings:
    • Decentralization and roll-out of antiretroviral therapy and HIV related services
    • TB/HIV and NCD/HIV program integration
    • Scale up of PMTCT services
    • Task-shifting of services to address human resources for health constraints
  • Clinical research: reduction of mortality due to opportunistic infections (specifically TB and cryptococcal meningitis) in HIV patient with severe immunosuppression
  • West Africa Ebola Outbreak: long-term clinical and health systems sequelae

Education & Training History

  • Hons B. Sc. (Immunology and History) and MD, University of Toronto
  • Internal Medicine and Adult Infectious Diseases Residency, University of Toronto
  • MPH, Knox Memorial Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health

Other Affiliations

  • Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Dignitas International

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • HAD 5768: Health Systems Management – International Perspectives
  • GHEI: Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries and Program Planning

Professional Summary & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto (Primary appointment)
  • Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Cross-appointment)
  • Clinician-Investigator and Staff Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Medical Advisor, Dignitas International

Honours & Awards

  • Peterborough K.M. Hunter Fellowship in Global Health (2011-13)
  • Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, Harvard University (2006-7)
  • Yale University/Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health (2005)

Current Research Projects

  • ACTA – Advancing Cryptococcal Meningitis Treatment in Africa (MRC-UK/ANRS)
  • A prospective cohort study to characterize the health effects of post-Ebola syndrome on survivors of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa (CIHR)
  • Research Scientist at Dignitas International: http://dignitasinternational.org/research/

Representative Publications

See current publications list at PubMed.

  • Chan AK, Kanike E, Bedell R, et al. Same day integration of HIV diagnosis and treatment with antenatal care affects retention in Option B+ prevention of mother-to-child transmission services in Zomba District, Malawi. JIAS 2016;19:20672.
  • Beardsley J, Wolbers M, Kibengo FM, Kamali A, Cuc NTK, Binh TQ, Chau NVV, Farrar J, Merson L, Phuong L, Thwaites G, Kinh NV, Thuy PT, Chierakul W, Siriboon S, Thiansukhon E, Onsanit S, Supphamongkholchaikul W, Konpan P, Semran K, Chan AK, Heyderman R, Miwnjiwa E, van Oosterhout JJ, Imran D, Basri H, Mayxay M, Dance D, Phimmasone P, Rattanavong S, Lallo DG, Day JN on behalf of CryptoDex Investigators. Adjunctive steroids in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: a randomized controlled trial in African and southeast Asian countries. N Engl J Med. 2016; 374:542–54.
  • Mattia JG, Vandy MJ, Chang JC, Platt DE, Bausch DG, Brooks T, Conteh S, Crozier I, Fowler RA, Kamara AP, Kang C, Mahadevan S, Mansaray Y, Marcell L, McKay G, O’Dempsey T, Parris V, Pinto R, Rangel A, Sala AP, Shantha J, Wolfman V, Yeh S, Chan AK, Mishra S. Early clinical sequelae of Ebola virus disease during convalescence in Sierra Leone. Lancet Infec Dis. 2016;16:331–38.
  • Chan AK, Ford D, Namata H, et al. The Lablite project: a cross-sectional mapping survey of decentralized HIV service provision in Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe. BMC Health Services Research. 2014;14:352.
  • Rachlis B, Cole D, van Lettow M, Escobar M, Muula A, Ahmad F, Orbinski J, Chan AK. Follow-up patterns in an antiretroviral therapy programme in Zomba, Malawi. PLoS ONE. 2014;9(7):e101875