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Infectious disease

Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are investigating promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of infectious diseases. Our work spans the full spectrum of research from basic science to clinical research to implementation.

Research News


Immunization tracking brought into the digital age
November 30, 2018 - Building on successful public health reporting pilot projects in Ottawa and Kingston, Ontarians will soon be able to use CANImmunize to immediately see and download their own, and their families’ official immunization records held by the province. CA
Experimental contraceptive could give women the power to prevent pregnancy and STIs
November 30, 2018 - While condoms are the gold standard for preventing pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), there is a need around the world for solutions that can be used independently by women. New research led by Dr. Nongnuj Tanphaichitr brings a pot
Standardizing digital vaccination records in Canada: team behind CANImmunize launches Canadian Vaccine Catalogue
July 12, 2018 - As provinces and territories across Canada work to digitize vaccination records, a team of Canadian physicians, researchers and policy-makers has released the first version of the Canadian Vaccine Catalogue (CVC). This comprehensive, standards-based
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Alvarez, Gonzalo
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Lung disease, Population health, Tuberculosis Clinical research
Angel, Jonathan
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
HIV, Infectious disease Basic research, Clinical research, Translational research
Cameron, Bill
MD, FRCPC, FACP
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
HIV, Infectious disease Basic research, Clinical research
Cooper, Curtis
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Hepatitis C, HIV, Infectious disease, Influenza Clinical research, Immunization
Cowan, Juthaporn
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Autoimmune disease, Infectious disease Immunization, Immunotherapy
Diallo, Jean-Simon
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infectious disease Basic research, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research, Viral therapy
MacPherson, Paul
MD/PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Depression, Gay men's health, HIV, Infectious disease, Men's health, Sexually transmitted diseases Behaviour, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health promotion, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Prevention, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Surveys
Manuel, Douglas
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Cancer, Dementia, Diabetes, Frailty, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Immigrant and refugee health, Infectious disease, Obesity, Parkinson's, Population health, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Big data, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Prevention, Public health
Santos, Marlise
MD (FRCPC), MSc, MPH
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Ataxia, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Depression, Global health, Head and neck cancer, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Behaviour, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Translational research
Schreiber, Yoko
MD, FRCPC, MSc (Epi)
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Infectious disease Epidemiology
Tanphaichitr, Nongnuj
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
HIV, Infectious disease, Infertility, Men's health, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health Basic research, Contraceptive development, Drug development, Imaging, Lipidomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Glaucoma, Global health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Immigrant and refugee health, Infectious disease, Population health, Septic shock, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Vision Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Pharmacy, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Wilson, Kumanan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Global health, Infectious disease, Newborn and child health, Population health Big data, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Public health, Transfusions, Translational research