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Faculty Member

Diego G. Bassani M.Sc., Ph.D. (Epidemiology)

Email Address(es)
Diego.bassani(at), Diego.bassani(at)
Office Phone
416-813-7654 ext 303033
Office Address
Centre for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children 686 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5G 0A4
SickKids Hospital - Staff Profile - Diego Bassani
Centre for Global Health
Epidemiology Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only
Currently Accepting Doctoral Students?

Research Interests

  • Child Health and Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Global Health
  • Large-scale Epidemiological Studies
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Health Policy Research

Education & Training History

Diego Bassani is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and an associate professor at the Department of Pediatrics and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bassani holds a PhD in epidemiology and has conducted important research on the causes and distribution of child deaths, coverage of health interventions and identification of risk factors for child mortality. He also works on child growth and development in and has produced work on the impact of policy changes on child health, survival and development. Dr. Bassani is the Director of the International Program Evaluation Unit (IPE) at the Centre for Global Child Health, a unit that was established in response to the increasing demands for governments, implementing agencies and funders’ accountability for investments in health and development programs. IPE currently leads multi-country large-scale evaluations in partnership with implementing agencies, conducts research and offers technical support to international programs. Dr. Bassani currently works on international evaluation projects and large-scale field trials in maternal and child health in multiple countries.

Other Affiliations

(Primary) Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Division of Paediatric Medicine

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Research Practicum Supervision – MPH
  • Thesis Supervision – PhD
  • Course lead – CHL7001H S8 (Large Scale Impact Evaluation) 

Professional Summary & Appointments

Current Appointments

Director – International Program Evaluation Unit – Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children

Senior Scientist – Global Child Health Program/Child Health and Evaluative Sciences – The Hospital for Sick Children

Current Research Projects


Representative Publications

PubMed Link Complete List of Publications