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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


Grateful COVID-19 patient gives back by participating in research
April 13, 2021 - Sharon Charlebois doesn’t remember much about the 25 days she spent at The Ottawa Hospital fighting a severe case of COVID-19 in January 2021. Now that she’s recovering at home with her husband, some memories come back to her in flashes.
Giving every COVID-19 patient the chance to participate in research
March 17, 2021 - Most patients admitted to The Ottawa Hospital with COVID-19 have probably met Irene Watpool or Rebecca Porteous, even if they don’t remember it. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Irene and Rebecca have been on the front lines explaining all the av
Research study to improve patient care during pandemic
March 17, 2021 - Meagan Gordon spent much of her high-risk twin pregnancy confined to a room at our hospital to keep her and her babies safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, she's helping our researchers improve care.
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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, Patient engagement
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, COVID-19, Infectious disease Immunization, Immunotherapy, Patient engagement
Diallo, Jean-Simon
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, COVID-19, Infectious disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Cancer biotherapeutics, Cancer immunotherapy, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Oncolytic viruses, Translational research, Viral therapy
MacPherson, Paul
PhD, MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Depression, Gay men's health, HIV, Infectious disease, Men's health, Sexually transmitted infections 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, COVID-19, 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 Artificial intelligence and data science, 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, 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, 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
Tanphaichitr, Nongnuj
PhD
Emeritus Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
HIV, Infectious disease, Infertility, Men's health, Sexually transmitted infections, Women's health Basic research, Contraceptive development, Drug development, Imaging, Lipidomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics
Wilson, Kumanan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
COVID-19, Global health, Infectious disease, Newborn and child health, Population health Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Public health, Transfusions, Translational research
Yadav, Krishan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Infectious disease, Pneumonia, Skin disorders Clinical research, Emergency medicine