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We have developed a membership of core faculty and affiliates across many disciplines of the University of Toronto, including public health, medicine, pharmacy, biostatistics, nursing, social work, chemistry, bioethics, and the social sciences.  The faculty brings together the expertise and engaged partnerships of key partners in Toronto, including Public Health Ontario, ICES, and Toronto Public Health, and globally including the World Health Organization and Gavi.

Please check our page as we update and highlight our expanding faculty membership.

Meet the CVPD Director

Shelly Bolotin, MSc PhD MScPH

Dr. Shelly Bolotin is an Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, and a Scientist at Public health Ontario.

Her research program utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluate whether our population is adequately protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Applying a public health lens, Dr. Bolotin’s studies combine epidemiological and microbiological methods to answer questions related to population immunity and vaccine effectiveness, and determine our future risk for outbreaks or epidemics.

Dr. Bolotin received a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University, an MSc and PhD in microbiology at the University of Toronto, and an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Our Team

Advisory Committee

The CVPD Advisory Committee advises the Director and Associate Director of the CVPD, in accordance with the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases Advisory Committee Terms of Reference. Advisory Committee membership is for a three year duration, on a renewable basis.

CVPD Members

The Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases is convening the following faculty, from across the University of Toronto, who are working on vaccine preventable diseases-related research.

  • Dr. Anushka Ataullahjan, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Anna Banerji, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Pediatrics; Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Anita Benoit, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society, University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Sarah Buchan, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Brenda Coleman, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Shelley Deeks, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Vinita Dubey, Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Nahuel Fittipaldi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
  • Dr. Colin Furness, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation
  • Dr. Daniel Grace, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Scott Gray-Owen, Professor, Molecular Genetics
  • Dr. Jonathan Gubbay, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, and Pediatrics
  • Dr. Frances Jamieson, Associate Professor Emerita, Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
  • Dr. Jennie Johnstone, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology; Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Jean-Philippe Julien, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Immunology, Biochemistry
  • Dr. Kevin Kain, Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
  • Dr. Rupert Kaul, Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Immunology
  • Dr. Kamran Khan, Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health: Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation
  • Dr. Mona Loutfy, Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health: Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine
  • Margaret McIntyre, Adjunct Faculty, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
  • Dr. Arthur Mortha, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Immunology
  • Dr. Michelle Murti, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Keith Pardee, Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Donna Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Christopher Rutty, Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Beate Sander, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health: Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
  • Dr. Alison Thompson, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Associate Professor, Leslie Dan School of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Xiaolin Wei, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Sarah Wilson, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Dr. Anne Wormsbecker, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine: Paediatrics