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Franco Momoli, MSc, PhD
613-737-7600 ext. 6012

Franco Momoli

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
CHEO Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

Dr. Momoli conducted behavioural and neuroscience research on animal models of Alzheimer’s disease in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University. Shifting to the field of occupational and environmental cancer in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, his work focused on applying methods for large-scale screening analyses to a study of occupational exposures and lung cancer. During his post-doctoral fellowship at the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, Dr. Momoli worked on studies of lung cancer risk in relation to exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and risk of intracranial tumours in relation to non-ionizing radiation and the use of mobile phones.
His research interests include statistical methods concerning confounder selection and applications that “smuggle” simplified Bayesian methods into epidemiology.

Brief Biography

Dr. Momoli has a Masters from the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University. He earned a Doctorate from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University and his post-doctoral fellowship was taken at the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Momoli joined the OHRI Methods Centre and the CHEO-RI Clinical Reseach Unit as an epidemiologist in 2009.

Selected Publications

1. Sadetzki S, Langer CE, Bruchim R, Kundi M, Merletti F, Vermeulen R, Kromhout H, Lee A-K, Maslanyj M, Sim MR, Taki M, Wiart J, Armstrong B, Milne E, Benke G, Schattner R, Hutter H-P, Woehrer A, Krewski D, Mohipp C, Momoli F, Ritvo P, Spinelli J, Lacour B, Delmas D, Remen T, Radon K, Weinmann T, Klostermann S, Heinrich S, Petridou E, Bouka E, Panagopoulou P, Dikshit R, Nagrani R, Even-Nir H, Chetrit A, Maule M, Migliore E, Filippini G, Miligi L, Mattioli S, Yamaguchi N, Kojimahara N, Ha M, Choi K-H, Mannetje A', Eng A, Woodward A, Carretero G, Alguacil J, Aragones N, Suare-Varela MM, Goedhart G, Schouten-van Meeteren AAYN, Reedijk AAMJ and Cardis E (2014) The MOBI-Kids study protocol: challenges in assessing childhood and adolescent exposure to electromagnetic fields from wireless telecommunication technologies and possible association with brain tumor risk. Front. Public Health 2:124. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00124

2. Katz S, Vaccani, J-P, Barrowman N, Momoli F, Murto K. Does Neck-to-Waist Ratio Predict Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children? Accepted by Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

3. Breau RH, Kokolo MB; Punjani N, Cagiannos I, Beck A, Niznick N, Buenaventura C, Cowan J, Knoll G, Momoli F, Morash C, Ruzicka M, Schachkina S, Tinmouth A, Xie HY, Fergusson DA, Efficacy and safety of lysine analogs during pelvic surgery: a systematic review. Transfusion Medicine Reviews (Accepted).

4. Lawlor PG, Davis DH, Ansari M, Hosie A, Kanji S, Momoli F, Bush SH, Watanabe S, Currow DC, Gagnon B, Agar M, Bruera E, Meagher D, deRooij SE, Adamis D, Caraceni A, Marchington K, Stewart DJ. An Analytic Framework for Delirium Research in Palliative Care Settings: Integrated Epidemiological, Clinician-Researcher and Knowledge User Perspectives. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Apr 8 doi: 10.1016/j.painsymman.2013.12.245 epublished ahead of print.

5. Dhanani S, Hornby L, Ward R, Baker A, Dodek P, Chamber-Evans J, Fowler R, Friedrich J, Gow R, Kutsogiannis DJ, McIntyre L, Momoli F, Morin K, Ramsay T, Scales D, Writer H, Yildirim S, Young B, Shemie S. Vital Signs after Cardiac Arrest Following Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy: A Multicenter Prospective Observational Study. Criti Care Med. 2014 May 7 epublished ahead of print.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Brain and neuromuscular disease; Brain cancer; Cancer

Research and clinical approaches

Biostatistics; Clinical research; Clinical trials; Epidemiology