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Contact Information

Kumanan Wilson, MD, MSc, FRCPC
613-798-5555 ex 17921

Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Box 684
Administrative Services Building
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9

Research Activities

The overall vision of Dr. Wilson’s research programs is to bring data to patients, clinicians and the public. Realizing this vision will improve the health system and the experiences of those in it.

As founder of the Ottawa Hospital mHealth Research Team, Dr. Wilson leads a dynamic, talented group of young and experienced developers, researchers and creative minds who are invested in working with leading scientists and clinicians to improve health care. 

Their work has led to the creation of mobile Canada’s national immunization app - CANImmunize. Other mobile health initiatives include a stroke recovery app, a tablet-based phosphate management tool, and an app for emergency room physicians.

To complement his team's efforts in digital health technology, Dr. Wilson brings expertise in developing Big Data research programs for transfusion medicine, vaccine safety and metabolomics as well as experience in health ethics, law and policy. Dr. Wilson has most recently received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop alternative methods of determining early child health outcomes through analysis of newborn heel prick blood samples. This work will provide information that could guide the care of newborns in low resource settings.