Faculty Member

Brendan T. Smith PhD

Email Address(es)
brendan.smith@oahpp.ca, brendant.smith@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
647 260-7446
Office Address
480 University Avenue, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
Division(s)/Office
Epidemiology Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Social epidemiology
  • Health equity
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
  • Population health intervention research

Other Affiliations

  • Scientist, Public Health Ontario

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • CHL 5424: Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology

Current Research Projects

  • Cardiovascular disease attributable to nutrition-related causes: Estimating future burden and evaluating nutrition policy options for maximizing population health benefit in Canada. Operating Grant: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Funded: 2018-2021)
  • What determinants are driving the consistent trends in socioeconomic inequities in cardiovascular diseases  observed in Ontario from 2000 to 2010? Public Health Ontario Project Initiation Fund (Funded: 2017-2018)
  • Reducing socioeconomic inequalities in heart disease incidence in Ontario: identifying intervention targets and monitoring socioeconomic trends over time using a data linkage approach.  Public Health Ontario Project Initiation Fund (Funded: 2015-2016)
  • Reducing population burden and social inequalities in diabetes, can we do both? A population risk tool approach for evaluating population health interventions

Representative Publications

  • Smith, B.T., Smith, P.M., Harper, S., Manuel, D.G., Mustard, C.A. (2013). Reducing Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health: The Role of Simulation Modeling in Chronic Disease Epidemiology To Evaluate The Impact of Population Health Interventions. J Epidemiol Community Health, 68(4), p.384-389.
  • Smith, P.M., Smith, B.T., Mustard, C.A., Lu, H., Glazier, R.H.(2013). Estimating the Direct and Indirect Pathways Between Education and Diabetes Incidence Among Canadian Men and Women: A Mediation Analysis. Ann Epidemiol, 23, p.143-149.
  • Smith, B.T., Smith, P.M., Etches, J., Mustard, C.A.(2012). Overqualification and Risk of All-cause and Cardiovascular Mortality: Evidence from the Canadian Census Mortality Follow-up Study (1991-2001). Can J Public Health, 103(4), p.297-302.
  • Smith, B.T., Lynch, J.W., Fox, C.S., Harper, S., Abrahamowicz, M., Almeida, N.D., Loucks, E.B.(2011). Life Course Socioeconomic Position and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes: Framingham Offspring Study. Am J Epidemiol, 173(4), p.438-447.
  • Senese, L.C., Almeida, N.D., Fath, A.K., Smith, B.T., Loucks, E.B.(2009) Association Between Childhood Socioeconomic Position and Adult Obesity. Epidemiol Rev, 31(1), p.21-51.