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Faculty Member

Kevin Antoine Brown PhD

Email Address(es)
Office Address
Public Health Ontario, 661 University Ave, Suite 1701, Toronto ON, M5G1M1
Epidemiology Division
Institute for Pandemics
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Other affiliations

  • Senior scientist, Public Health Ontario
  • Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Epidemiology), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Master of Science (Biostatistics), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research interests

  • Public health perspectives on antimicrobial resistance and C. difficile infection
  • Audit and feedback applications applied to antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship
  • Regression models for longitudinal and clustered data
  • Assessing infection control effectiveness in acute and long-term care

Some publications
Updated list at Google Scholar:

  • Thampi N, Schwartz KL, Science M, Brown KA. School-Based Mandatory Masking Policies and Absenteeism in Ottawa, Canada, in 2022. JAMA Netw Open 2023. Link.
  • Zipursky JS, Brown KA, Khan S, Cohen E, Burke J, Austin E, Stall NM. Pediatric Dosing Errors during a National Shortage of Fever and Pain Medications. N Engl J Med 2023. Link.
  • Ulloa AC, Buchan SA, Daneman N, Brown KA. Estimates of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Severity in Ontario, Canada. JAMA 2022. Link.
  • Brown KA, Gubbay J, Hopkins J, Patel S, Buchan SA, Daneman N, Goneau LW. S-Gene Target Failure as a Marker of Variant B.1.1.7 Among SARS-CoV-2 Isolates in the Greater Toronto Area, December 2020 to March 2021. JAMA 2021. Link.
  • Stall NM, Zipursky JS, Rangrej J, Jones A, Costa AP, Hillmer MP, Brown KA. Assessment of Psychotropic Drug Prescribing Among Nursing Home Residents in Ontario, Canada, During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Intern Med 2021. Link.
  • Brown KA, Jones A, Daneman N, Chan AK, Schwartz KL, Garber GE, Costa AP, Stall NM. Association Between Nursing Home Crowding and COVID-19 Infection and Mortality in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Intern Med 2020. Link.
  • Brown KA, Langford B, Schwartz KL, Diong C, Garber G, Daneman N. Antibiotic Prescribing Choices and Their Comparative C. Difficile Infection Risks: A Longitudinal Case-Cohort Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2021. Link.
  • Brown KA, Daneman N, Schwartz KL, Langford B, McGeer A, Quirk J, Diong C, Garber G. The Urine-culturing Cascade: Variation in Nursing Home Urine Culturing and Association With Antibiotic Use and Clostridiodes difficile Infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2020. Link.
  • Jones BE, Jones MM, Huttner B, Stoddard G, Brown KA, Stevens VW, Greene T, Sauer B, Madaras-Kelly K, Rubin M, Goetz MB, Samore M. Trends in Antibiotic Use and Nosocomial Pathogens in Hospitalized Veterans with Pneumonia at 128 Medical Centers, 2006–2010. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015; 61:1403–1410. Link
  • Brown KA, Valenta K, Fisman D, Simor A, Daneman N. Hospital Ward Antibiotic Prescribing and the Risks of Clostridium difficile Infection. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):626–633. Link
  • Brown KA, Arora P, Daneman N, Moineddin R, and Fisman D. The Co–Seasonality of Pneumonia and Influenza with Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in the United States, 1993 to 2008. Am J of Epi 2013; 178:118–125. Link
  • Brown KA, Khanafer N, Daneman N, Fisman DN. Meta–Analysis of Antibiotics and the Risk of Community–Associated Clostridium difficile Infection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2013; 57:2326–2332. Link
  • Lambert L, Brown KA, Segal E, Brophy J, Rodes–Cabau J, Bogaty P. Association between timeliness of reperfusion therapy and clinical outcomes in ST–elevation myocardial infarction. JAMA 2010; 303:2148. Link