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The Office of Research is a central resource for researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Working under the direction of the Associate Dean of Research, the Office of Research staff support researchers throughout the project lifecycle. The multidisciplinary team is comprised of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, study coordinators and staff, who provide a core suite of support services to enhance faculty productivity across the research project life cycle. We are here to help you with activities including customized funding searches, grant development, study design, coordination and data analysis.

Contact Us
To submit a request for our services, please use our online form or email:

Lee Vernich: (416) 978-2966
Caroline Godbout: (416) 978-5351

Proposal Development

The Office of Research staff work with investigators throughout the proposal cycle. Our goal is to improve the overall success rates of grant applications and enable researchers to apply for more funding.

The Research Grant Development Officer offers research proposal support including: writing and editing support; facilitating the overall grant process; and ensuring proposals adhere to agency guidelines. Please contact the Research Grant Development Officer well in advance of the grant competition internal deadline if you require assistance (minimum 2 weeks). This service is offered at no cost to our faculty for grants where funds will be held either partially or in full at DLSPH.

Study Design

  • Consultation on study design, Sample size calculations
  • Budget preparation
  • Questionnaire design
  • Statistical methodology

Study Coordination

Some researchers choose to have The Office of Research run all aspects of their study from start to finish – which provides continuity of data collection and analysis, as well as a high standard of data quality

Study Implementation

  • Recruitment of cases and controls
  • Data collection and storage
  • Interviewing, Mail and telephone surveys
  • Database design and setup, Data entry

Data Analysis

  • Data cleaning, Database conversion
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation of results


  • Consultation on knowledge translation and exchange strategies
  • Designing a dissemination plan

DLSPH Analytics & Reporting

The Office of Research collects and reports on grants, funding, publications, collaborations and other DLSPH related data.


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