We have developed a membership of core faculty and affiliates across many disciplines of the University of Toronto, including public health, medicine, pharmacy, biostatistics, nursing, social work, chemistry, bioethics, and the social sciences.  The faculty brings together the expertise and engaged partnerships of key partners in Toronto, including Public Health Ontario, ICES, and Toronto Public Health, and globally including the World Health Organization and Gavi.

Please check our page as we update and highlight our expanding faculty membership.

Meet the Director

Dr. Natasha Crowcroft is Chief of Applied Immunization Research and Evaluation at Public Health Ontario, Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She is a physician with a PhD who trained in medicine and public health at the Universities of Cambridge and London, UK, and in field epidemiology through the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) in Belgium. She has more than 25 years’ experience in public health, including over a decade in Canada. Her research aims to maximize the health benefits of immunization. She has published over 200 scientific papers and is an expert for the WHO.

Founding Members

  • Jeff Kwong, Associate Director of CVPD
    Scientist / Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine: Department of Family and Community Medicine, ICES, Public Health Ontario
  • Shelly Bolotin, Assistant Professor, Scientist
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario
  • Sarah Buchan, Assistant Professor
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario
  • Natasha Crowcroft, Professor, Chief Science Officer
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathophobiology, Public Health Ontario
  • Shelley Deeks, Associate Professor, Chief, Communicable Disease, Emergency Preparedness and Response
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario
  • Erica Di Ruggiero, Assistant Professor, Director
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Office of Global Public Health and Training
  • Shaza Fadel, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Barbara Fallon, Associate Dean, Research Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
    Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  • Nahuel Fittipaldi, Assistant Professor, Scientist
    Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology; Public Health Ontario
  • Jennifer Gibson, Associate Professor, Director
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health: Clinical Public Health Division; Joint Centre for Bioethics
  • Scott Gray-Owen, Professor, Molecular Genetics
  • Jonathan Gubbay, Assistant Professor
    Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Public Health Ontario
  • Frances Jamieson, Medical Microbiologist
    Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology; Public Health Ontario
  • Allison McGeer, Professor, Clinician Scientist
    Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology; Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Sinai Health System
  • Shaun Morris, Associate Professor, Clinician Scientist
    Faculty of Medicine: Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Steven Moss, Associate Professor
    Faculty of Medicine: Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Barry Pakes, Assistant Professor
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine: Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Keith Pardee, Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Christopher Rutty, Adjunct Lecturer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Beate Sander, Associate Professor
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health: Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University Health Network
  • Anna Taddio, Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Alison Thompson, Associate Professor
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health: Joint Centre for Bioethics; Leslie Dan School of Pharmacy
  • Tania Watts, Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Immunology
  • Aaron Wheeler, Professor, Chemistry
  • Sarah Wilson, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario