Faculty Member

Dionne Gesink PhD

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
Office Address
Dalla Lana School of Public Health 155 College Street, HS 687 Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
www.geographyofsex.ca, www.getscreened.ca
Epidemiology Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status

Research Interests

  • Social Epidemiology
  • Sexual Health
  • Spatial Epidemiology
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Mixed Methods
  • Knowledge Exchange and Translation

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

CHL5404 Research Methods I

CHL7001 Introduction to Mixed Methods Research for Public Health

Current Research Projects

  • 2012-2016: Restoring Health in Our Community (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)

Representative Publication

Dionne Gesink, Lana Whiskeyjack, Terri Suntjens, Alanna Mihic, Priscilla McGilvery. Abuse of Power in Relationships and Sexual Health.  Accepted to Child Abuse and Neglect.  [PA, SRA]

Maya A. Kesler, Rupert Kaul, Dionne Gesink, Ted Myers, Juan Liu, Mona Loutfy, Robert S. Remis.  Perceived HIV Risk, Actual Sexual HIV Risk And Willingness To Take Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Men Who Have Sex With Men In Toronto, Canada.  Accepted to AIDS Care.  [CA]

Maya A Kesler, Rupert Kaul, Juan Liu, Mona Loutfy, Dionne Gesink, Ted Myers, Robert S Remis. Actual Sexual Risk and Perceived Risk of HIV Acquisition Among HIV-Negative Men Who Have Sex With Men In Toronto, Canada. Accepted to BMC Public Health. [CA]

Sarai Racey, Dionne C. Gesink, Ann N. Burchell, Suzanne Trivers, Tom Wong, and Anu Rebbapragada. Randomized intervention of self-collected HPV testing in under-screened rural women: uptake of screening and acceptability. Accepted to Journal of Women’s Health. [CA, SRA]

Emma Z.L. Richardson, Kenneth R. Allison, Hermelinda Teleguario, Wankar Chacach, Silvia Tum, Dionne Gesink, and Albert Berry. “‘Taking Care’ in Inter-cultural Research: Lessons From a Guatemalan Family Planning Study”. Accepted to International Journal of Qualitative Methods. [CA]

Travis Salway-Hottes, Laura Bogaert, Anne Rhodes, David Brennan, Dionne Gesink. Re-assessing the burden of suicide-related behavior among sexual minority adults by study sample type: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Accepted to The American Journal of Public Health. [SRA]

Veronica Escamilla, Kristen H. Hampton, Dionne C. Gesink, Marc L. Serre, Michael Emch, Peter A. Leone, Erika Samoff, William C. Miller. Influence of detection method and study area scale on syphilis cluster identification in North Carolina. Accepted to Sexually Transmitted Diseases. [CA]

Emma Richardson, Kenneth R. Allison, Dionne Gesink, Albert Berry. Barriers to accessing and using contraception in Highland Guatemala: A family planning self-efficacy scale.  Open Access Journal of Contraception.  [CA]

Dionne Gesink, C. Sarai Racey, Christine Seah, Sandra Zittermann, Leo Mitterni, Jerry Juzkiw, Heather Jamieson, Jane Greer, Sudesh Singh, Jorgen Skov Jensen, Vanessa Allen. Mycoplasma genitalium in Toronto, Canada: Estimates of Prevalence and Macrolide Resistance. Canadian Family Physician. [PA, SRA]

Sarai Racey, Dionne Gesink. Barriers and Facilitators to Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women in Rural Ontario, Canada: The Role of Self-Collected HPV Testing. Journal of Rural Health. 2015 Aug 12. [CA, SRA]

Dionne Gesink, Lilian Nattel. A Qualitative Cancer Screening Study with Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors: Experiences, Perspectives and Compassionate Care. BMJ Open. 2015 Aug 5; 5(8). [PA, SRA]

Gesink D, Li Y. What Can We Infer About Incarceration and STDs? Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2015 Jun;42(6):329-30. [PA, SRA]

Gesink D, Wang S, Norwood T, Sullivan A, Al-Bargash D, Shahin R. Spatial Epidemiology of the Syphilis Epidemic in Toronto Canada. STDs. 2014 Nov;41(11):637-48 [PA, SRA]

Travis Salway-Hottes, Olivier Ferlatte, Dionne Gesink. Suicide and HIV as leading causes of death among gay and bisexual men: A comparison of estimated mortality and published research. Critical Public Health. Accepted July 14, 2014. [CA, SRA]

Dionne Gesink, Alanna Mihic, Joan Antal, Brooke Filsinger, C. Sarai Racey, Daniel Felipe Perez, Todd Norwood, Farah Ahmad, Nancy Kreiger, Paul Ritvo. Who Are the Under- and Never- Screened for Cancer in Ontario: A qualitative investigation. BMC Public Health. 2014 May 23;14:495 [PA, SRA]

Raluca Datcu, Dionne Gesink, Gert Mulvad, Ruth Montgomery-Andersen, Elisabeth Rink, Anders Koch, Peter Ahrens, Jørgen Skov Jensen. Bacterial vaginosis diagnosed from first void urine specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jan;52(1):218-25 [CA]

Datcu R, Gesink D, Mulvad G, Montgomery-Andersen R, Rink E, Koch A, Ahrens P, Jensen JS. Vaginal flora in women from Greenland assessed by microscopy and quantitative PCR. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Oct 16;13:480. [CA]

Rink E, Montgomery-Andersen R, Koch A, Mulvad G, Gesink D. Ethical challenges and lessons learned from Inuulluataarneq – “Having the Good Life” study: a community-based participatory research project in Greenland. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Subjects Ethics. 2013 Apr;8(2):110-8. [SRA]

Racey CS, Withrow DR, Gesink DC. Self-collected HPV Testing Improves Participation in Cervical Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Accepted to Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2013 Feb 11;104(2):e159-66. [SRA]

Gesink DC, Sullivan A, Norwood T, Serre ML, Miller WC. Does Core Area Theory Apply to STIs in Rural Environments? Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2013 Jan;40(1):32-40. [PA, SRA]

Doherty I, Serre M, Gesink D, Adimora A, Muth S, Leone P, Miller W. Sexual networks, geographical bridges, and surveillance during syphilis outbreaks in rural North Carolina. Epidemiology. 2012 Nov;23(6):845-51. [CA]

Li Y, Brown PE, Rue H, Gesink DC. Log Gaussian Cox Processes and spatially aggregated disease incidence data. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2012 Oct;21(5):479-507. [CA]

Rink E, FourStar K, Medicine Elk J, Dick R, Jewett L, Gesink D. Pregnancy prevention among American Indian men ages 18 to 24: the role of mental health and intention to use birth control. Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2012;19(1):57-75 [CA]

Rink E, Fourstar K, Medicine Elk J, Dick R, Jewett L, Gesink D. Young Native American Men and Their Intention to Use Family Planning Services. Am J Mens Health. 2012 Jul;6(4):324-30 [CA]

Vasilevska M, Ross SA, Gesink DC, Fisman DN.   Relative Risk of Cervical Cancer in Indigenous Women in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2012 May;33(2):148-64 [CA]

Gesink DC, Mulvad G, Montgomery-Andersen R, Poppel U, Montgomery-Andersen S, Binzer A, Vernich L, Frosst G, Stenz F, Rosing Olsen O, Rink E, Koch A, Skov Jensen J. Mycoplasma genitalium presence, resistance and epidemiology in Greenland. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2012 Apr 16;71:1-8. [PA, SRA]