Brendan T. Smith PhD
- Email Address(es)
- brendan.smith(at)oahpp.ca, brendant.smith(at)utoronto.ca
- Office Phone
- 647 260-7446
- Office Address
- 480 University Avenue, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
- Epidemiology Division
- Assistant Professor
- SGS Status
- Associate Member
- Appointment Status
- Status Only
- Currently Accepting Doctoral Students?
- Social epidemiology
- Population health intervention research
- Health equity
- Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
- Public health systems/funding
- Scientist, Public Health Ontario
Education & Training History
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
- CHL 5424: Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology
- Supervision of graduate students
Current Research Projects (PI or co-PI)
- Public Health Divestments and Inequities in COVID-19 Outcomes: The Mitigating Role of Public Health. (CIHR Funded: 2022-2023)
- Investigating the potential mitigating role of public health on adolescent health in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CIHR Funded: 2022-2023)
- Estimating the impact of alcohol deregulation in Ontario on future burden of alcohol consumption and harms for the overall population and across age, sex and socioeconomic position. (CIHR Funded: 2021-2024)
- Public health in a time of austerity: measuring the divestments in Ontario’s public health system and evaluating their impacts on population health and health inequities. (CIHR Funded: 2020-2022)
- Cardiovascular disease attributable to nutrition-related causes: Estimating future burden and evaluating nutrition policy options for maximizing population health benefit in Canada. (CIHR Funded: 2018-2022)
- Warren C, Hobin E, Manuel DG, Anderson LN, Hammond D, Mahsa M, Arcand J, L’Abbé M, Li Y, Rosella LC, Manson H, Smith BT. Socioeconomic position and consumption of sugary drinks, sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% juice among Canadians: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition. Canadian Journal of Public Health. Accepted.
- Buchan SA, Smith PM, Warren C, Murti M, Mustard C, Kim J, Menon S, Brown KA, van Ingen T, Smith BT. Incidence of outbreak-associated COVID-19 cases by industry in Ontario, Canada, April 1, 2020- March 31, 2021. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Accepted.
- Smith BT, Hack S, Jessri M, Arcand J, McLaren L, L’Abbé MR, Anderson LN, Hobin E, Hammond D, Manson H, Rosella LC, Manuel DG. The equity and effectiveness of achieving Canada’s Voluntary Sodium Reduction Guidance Targets: a modelling study using the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey—Nutrition. Nutrients. 2021 Feb 27;13(3):779.
- Hobin E, Smith BT. Is another public health crisis brewing beneath the COVID-19 pandemic? Can J Public Health. 2020;111(3):392–6.
- Smith BT, Smith PM, Harper S, Manuel DG, Mustard CA. Reducing Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health: The Role of Simulation Modeling in Chronic Disease Epidemiology To Evaluate The Impact of Population Health Interventions. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2014. 68(4), 384-389.
- Smith PM, Smith BT, Mustard CA, Lu H, Glazier RH. Estimating the Direct and Indirect Pathways Between Education and Diabetes Incidence Among Canadian Men and Women: A Mediation Analysis. Ann Epidemiol. 2013, 23(3), 143-149.
- Smith BT, Smith PM, Etches J, Mustard CA. Overqualification and Risk of All-cause and Cardiovascular Mortality: Evidence from the Canadian Census Mortality Follow-up Study (1991-2001). Can J Public Health. 2012, 103(4), 297-302.
- Smith BT, Lynch JW, Fox CS, Harper S, Abrahamowicz M, Almeida ND, Loucks EB. Life Course Socioeconomic Position and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes: Framingham Offspring Study. Am J Epidemiol, 2011, 173(4), 438-447.
Full list of publications available here.