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Online Event
  • May 3, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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. Deshayne Fell – Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa; Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute; Adjunct Scientist, ICES

Discusssant: Dr. Segun Ogundele – Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalla Lana School of Public

Title: Immunization during pregnancy: where have we been, where are we now, where are we going?

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Deshayne Fell is an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, a Scientist in the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and an Adjunct Scientist at ICES. She earned her BSc in Physical Therapy from U of T, and her MSc and PhD in Epidemiology from Dalhousie and McGill, respectively. Dr. Fell is a perinatal researcher who works extensively with the provincial birth registry (BORN Ontario) and with health administrative data at ICES. Since the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, her primary research focus has been on infection and immunization during pregnancy, and she has been a member of two WHO working groups related to immunization during pregnancy.

Discussant Bio:

Dr. Segun Ogundele is a Postdoctoral fellow in Implementation Science at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He is also the recipient of the VICTOIRE postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases housed at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. His research interests are in implementation science, immunization research, global health, and social determinants of health and related inequalities. Dr. Ogundele has a profound knowledge about various epidemiological studies and their application in the field of child and reproductive health. His postdoctoral work explores the implementation of global health interventions to improve access to quality healthcare services and reduce health inequity. His experience as a Program Officer with a Non-Governmental Organization implementing United States Agency for International Development and other donor projects in Nigeria makes him particularly interested in studying what, why, and how interventions work in the real world. His on-going research funded by the Implementation Science and VICTOIRE postdoctoral fellowships focuses on strategies to promote equitable immunization coverage among donors.

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.

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