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Faculty Member

Brenda L. Coleman PhD, MSc, BScN, BA

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
Office Address
Mount Sinai Hospital 600 University Avenue Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only
Currently Accepting Doctoral Students?

Research Interests

Infectious Diseases
Influenza & COVID-19
Epidemiology & Research methods
Public health & Clinical epidemiology

Education & Training History

2008    PhD, Public Health, Epidemiology; University of Toronto
1997     Master of Science, Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Western University
1995     Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Western University
1994     Honours Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Western University
1994-    Registered Nurse; College of Nurses of Ontario

Current Research Projects

COVID-19 Cohort Study for teachers and education workers in elementary and secondary schools in Ontario (CCS-2)

Click link for more information:
COVID-19 study of teachers & education workers
Étude de la COVID-19 dans les enseignants et les travailleurs de l’éducation
News article:
DLSPH Researchers to Study Teachers’ Exposure to COVID-​19

COVID-19 Cohort Study (CCS):Study of the epidemiology of COVID-19 in healthcare workers and their households

Participating hospitals:
Mount Sinai & Bridgepoint
North York General Hospital
Michael Garron Hospital
Unity Health (St. Michael’s Hospital)
UHN (Toronto General, Princess Margaret, Toronto Western hospitals)
William Osler Health
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences & St. Joseph’s Hamilton (Hamilton General, Juranvinski, McMaster Children’s & University Medical, St. Peter’s, West Lincoln, Ron Joyce, Regional Rehab, West End Clinic/Urgent Care)

Canadian COVID-19 Cohort Study (CCCS): Study of the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Canadian healthcare workers

Ottawa (General, Civic, Riverside)
Calgary Health Zone
University of Alberta & Grey Nuns Community hospitals
Halifax (IWK & Nova Scotia Health)

Representative Publications

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Co-lecturer Epidemiologic Methods CHL5402
Practicum supervisor for MPH students
Thesis committee member for PhD students in epidemiology

Professional Summary & Appointments

Clinical Scientist, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit, Sinai Health

Honours & Awards

2007               Randall Coates Epidemiology Prize, University of Toronto

1997                Helen M. McKercher Scholarship, Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario

1991-1994      In-course scholarships,  Western University

1994                Cum laude distinction, Western University