Skip to content
Location
Online Event
Series/Type
Dates
  • May 10, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This seminar will be hosted on Zoom. Please register to receive the link and password two hours before the seminar. Please note that space is limited.

Speaker: Dr. Ann Burchell, Canada Research Chair in Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention; Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto

Discussant: Dr. Maria Sundaram, Postdoctoral Fellow, ICES

Title: Vaccination among people living with and at risk for HIV

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Burchell is a Canada Research Chair in Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention, an Associate Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and a Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto. She uses epidemiological data to improve prevention and health care services for STIs and minimize the complications of STI-associated diseases, including HIV, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Her research in vaccination to date has predominantly focused on HPV vaccination among people living with HIV and gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Most recently, she received a CIHR grant to also study uptake of and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines among people living with HIV.

Discussant Bio:

Dr. Maria Sundaram is an infectious disease epidemiologist who has been studying respiratory virus epidemiology and influenza vaccines since 2011. She has published 34 peer-reviewed research articles on topics including influenza, RSV, and HPV, and is a current weekly expert contributor for BBC World Service Radio on COVID-19. When she is not doing research, she likes to play the piano, cook, and train capoeira.

About the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, DLSPH:

With leadership housed at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, we are developing an interdisciplinary group of academic researchers, educators and public health advocates. Our vision is to catalyze cutting-edge research and education that maximizes the health benefits of immunization for everyone.

We aim to contribute locally and globally to healthy communities through excellence in interdisciplinary vaccine-preventable disease and immunization research and education.

Questions? Email us at cvpd.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Links