Faculty Member

Jeff Kwong MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC

Email Address(es)
jeff.kwong@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
416-480-4055 x1-7665
Office Address
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences 2075 Bayview Ave, Room G1-06 Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
Website(s)
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) profile, Public Health Ontario (PHO) profile, Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) profile, Toronto Western Family Health Team profile
Division(s)/Office
Clinical Public Health Division
Epidemiology Division
Position
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Infectious diseases epidemiology and health services research using linkable data
  • Influenza vaccine and vaccination program evaluation (vaccine coverage, vaccine effectiveness, vaccine safety, vaccination program strategies [e.g., universal, school-based])
  • Assessing the health and economic burden of infectious diseases

Education & Training History

  • 2001-07 – Residency training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (FRCPC), University of Toronto
  • 2005-06 – Research fellowship, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • 2003-05 – MSc, Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2001-03 – Residency training in Family Medicine (CCFP), University of Toronto
  • 1997-01 – MD, University of Toronto
  • 1993-97 – BSc, Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University

Other Affiliations

  • Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Scientist, Public Health Ontario
  • Family Physician, Toronto Western Family Health Team
  • Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Course Co-Director: CHL 5426 Population perspectives in epidemiology
  • Tutorial Leader: Health Science Research Course (undergraduate medicine program)

Professional Summary & Appointments

I am an epidemiologist, a specialist in public health and preventive medicine, and a practicing academic family physician. My interests are in infectious diseases, particularly influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases. My research lies at the interface between primary care and public health.

Honours & Awards

  • 2013-2018 CIHR New Investigator Award
  • 2013-2014 CIHR New Investigator Prize of Excellence in Research on Aging
  • 2011-2012 Award for Research Excellence, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • 2008-2013 Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Career Scientist Award
  • 2008-* University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine Clinician Scientist Award

Current Research Projects

  • 2015-* – Evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of healthcare worker vaccinate-or-mask influenza prevention policies
  • 2014-* – Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Provincial Collaborative Network (PCN): multi-provincial study of pertussis vaccine effectiveness, a multi-jurisdictional study to determine the impact of repeated immunization on influenza vaccine effectiveness in young children, intraseason waning of vaccine effectiveness
  • 2014-* – Systematic observational method for narcolepsy and influenza immunization assessment (SOMNIA)
  • 2014-* – Estimation of health and economic burden of blood-borne infections
  • 2013-* – Linking laboratory and administrative data to study influenza and influenza vaccine epidemiology
  • 2011-* – Estimating longitudinal healthcare costs for infectious diseases using administrative data (Clostridium difficile, hepatitis B, Streptococcus pneumoniae, mycobacteria)

Representative Publications

Publications on Pubmed