Faculty Member

Brenda L. Coleman PhD, MSc, BScN, BA

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416-586-4800 x4538
Office Address
Mount Sinai Hospital 600 University Avenue, Room 218 Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests



Research methods

Antimicrobial resistance

Public health

Clinical epidemiology

Education & Training History

2008    PhD, Epidemiology                                                                University of Toronto

            Supervisor: Dr. Allison McGeer

            Thesis: Role of drinking water in human carriage of antimicrobial resistant E. coli

1997    Master of Science, Epidemiology and Biostatistics               Western University

Supervisor: Dr. Rob Alder

Thesis: Amount of variation in Chlamydia rates across Ontario attributable to screening factors

1995    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology                                                 Western University

1994    Honours Bachelor of Science, Nursing                                   Western University

1994    Registered Nurse registration                                                 College of Nurses of Ontario

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Co-lecturer of Epidemiologic Methods CHL5402

Practicum supervisor for MPH students

Thesis committee member for PhD students in epidemiology and nursing

Professional Summary & Appointments

Clinical Scientist, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital

Honours & Awards

2007               Randall Coates Epidemiology Prize, University of Toronto

1997                Helen M. McKercher Scholarship, Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario

1991-1994      In-course scholarships,  Western University

1994                Cum laude distinction, Western University

Current Research Projects

The epidemiology of the emergence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaece in southern Ontario

Influenza Cohort Study (ICS)

Ontario Well Water Study

Representative Publications