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Faculty Member

David N. Fisman MD (Western Ontario), MPH (Harvard)

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416 978 6866
Office Address
Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health 155 College Street Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7
Epidemiology Division
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
    • Community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia
    • Epidemiology of enteric infections
    • Sexually transmitted infections
    • Laboratory datasets as epidemiological resources
    • Infectious diseases, seasonality, environment, and climate change
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation
  • Decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Epidemiology I (CHL5401)
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (CHL5412)
  • Mathematical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (CHL5425) (alternate years)

Professional Summary & Appointments

I am a Professor in the Division of Epidemiology. I am a Full Member of the School of Graduate Studies. I also have cross-appointments at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. I serve as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the University Health Network.

Honours & Awards

  • I received the GlaxoSmithKline Elion Young Investigator Award in 2003 for my work on mathematical modeling of sexually transmitted infections, and a “Golden Apple” award for teaching at Drexel University School of Public Health in 2005.

Current Research Projects

  • We are currently a collaborating site for the York University-MITACS Centre for Disease Modeling.
  • We are currently collaborating with local, provincial, national and international partners on modeling the dynamics and economics of sexually transmitted infections, including Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and genital herpes.
  • Our group has an active and evolving interest in the impact of environmental change, including degradation of water sources and global climate change, on the distribution and burden of infectious diseases, in high-, middle-, and low-income countries.

Representative Publications