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Faculty Member

Liane Macdonald BA(Hons) MSc(Public Health) MD FRCPC

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Office Phone
Office Address
Public Health Ontario 480 University Avenue, Suite 300 Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2
Clinical Public Health Division
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

My research interests include applied and collaborative public health research related to:

  • Epidemiology and social determinants of communicable and infectious diseases;
  • Knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of the public, health care providers and public health professionals related to communicable disease prevention and control;
  • Qualitative research methodologies.

Education & Training History

2012: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)

  • Specialty: Public Health and Preventive Medicine

2006-2012: Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program

  • University of Toronto, Years II-V; McMaster University, Year I
  • Resident Affiliate, Canadian Field Epidemiology Program, 2010-2011

2007-2008: MSc in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London, UK

2003-2006: Doctor of Medicine (MD), Undergraduate MD Program, McMaster University

1999-2003: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Gender, Culture and International Relations, Western University

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

CHL5418H: Scientific overviews for epidemiology (Co-course director, Winter 2014)

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Professional Summary & Appointments

Public Health Physician

Communicable and Infectious Diseases

Public Health Ontario

Honours & Awards

2008 Distinction, MSc in Public Health, LSHTM

2007-2008 Commonwealth Scholarship, British Council

2007-2008 London Goodenough Association in Canada (LGAC) Scholarship

1999-2003 National President’s Scholarship and Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Arts, UWO

2001-2002 Canadian Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Representative Publications


Wilson SE, Harris T, Sethi P, Fediurek J, Macdonald L, Deeks SL.Vaccine. 2013 Jan 21;31(5):757-62. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.11.090. Epub 2012 Dec 13. Coverage from Ontario, Canada's school-based HPV vaccine program: the first three years.

Macdonald LM, Deeks S, Doyle C. A Public Health Perspective on HPV Vaccination: Response to ‘The HPV Campaign: A Project of Moral Regulation in an Era of Biopolitics’. Canadian Journal of Sociology. 2010 Dec; 35(4): 627-32.

Macdonald LM, MacPherson DW, Gushulak BD. Online communication as a potential travel medicine research tool: analysis of messages posted on the TravelMed listserv. J Travel Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;16(1):7-12.

MacPherson DW, Gushulak BD, Macdonald LM. Health and foreign policy: influences of migration and population mobility. Bull World Health Organ. 2007 Mar; 85(3):200-6.


Macdonald L and Yaffe B. 2009-2010 pH1N1 influenza pandemic summary report. Board of Health, City of Toronto. May 17 2010. Available at:

Macdonald L and Yaffe B. Influenza Immunization Rates of Healthcare Workers in Toronto Healthcare Facilities. Board of Health, City of Toronto. May 17 2010. Available at: