Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Dr. Kumanan Wilson is a specialist in General Internal Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES uOttawa). He holds a Research Chair in Public Health Innovation from The Ottawa Hospital, the Department of Medicine and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Dr. Wilson’s research has focused on public health innovation including blood safety, immunization and newborn screening.
His interest in how social media and other new communication technologies has led to the creation of mobile Canada’s national immunization app - CANImmunize (http://www.canimmunize.ca
). He has guided a team in the development of other mobile health initiatives within the Ottawa Hospital.
Dr. Wilson most recently has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a method to determine gestational age in newborns based on analysis of routinely collected heel prick blood samples. This project will provide information that could guide the care of newborns in low resource settings.
Digital Health Research
Wilson K, Atkinson KM, Deeks SL, Crowcroft NS. Improving vaccine registries through mobile technologies. A vision for mobile enhanced immunization information systems. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2016. 23(1):207-11. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv055.
Maternal-Child Metabolomics Research
Wilson K, Hawken S, Potter B, Chakraborty P, Walker M, Ducharme R, Little J. Accurate prediction of gestational age using newborn screening analyte data. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016; 214(4):513.e1-9. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2015.10.017
Chassé M, Tinmouth A, English SW, Acker JP, Wilson K, Knoll G, Shehata N, van Walraven C, Forster AJ, Ramsay T, McIntyre LA, Fergusson DA. Association of blood donor age and sex with recipient survival after red blood cell transfusion. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2016;176(9):1307-14. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3324
Fell D, Buckeridge D, Platt R, Kaufman J, Basso O, Wilson K. Circulating influenza virus and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a time-series study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2016;184(3):163-75. doi: 10.1093/aje/kww044
Diseases, conditions and populations of interest
Global health; Immigrant and refugee health; Indigenous peoples health; Infectious disease; Newborn and child health; Population health
Research and clinical approaches
Biomarkers; Clinical research; Epidemiology; Health services research; Health technology; Immunization; Public health; Transfusions; Translational research