Jean-Paul R. Soucy

Jean-Paul R. Soucy

PhD Student in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


I am a Vanier Scholar pursuing a doctoral degree studying infectious disease epidemiology in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. My research focuses on COVID-19, antibiotic resistance, and antibiotic stewardship. I am advised by Dr. David Fisman in the Epidemiology Division and Dr. Kevin Brown at Public Health Ontario.

I completed my master’s degree in epidemiology in 2018 at McGill University. I studied antibiotic resistance in Québec under the supervision of Dr. David Buckeridge of McGill’s Surveillance Lab and Dr. Caroline Quach at the University of Montréal.

I am a co-founder of the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group and a founding editor and current epidemiology editor of the University of Toronto Journal of Public Health.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been a frequent guest on radio and television broadcasts including CBC Radio’s Metro Morning and CTV News. I have also been interviewed for numerous stories by outlets such as the Toronto Star and the Globe & Mail.


  • COVID-19
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Public health policy


  • PhD in Epidemiology, 2018–Present

    University of Toronto

  • MSc in Epidemiology, 2016–2018

    McGill University

  • HBSc in Biology; Minor in Mathematics, 2011–2016

    University of Ottawa

Recent Posts

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Just Some COVID Variant Data

A Canadian COVID variant tracker

What's Coming Next from the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group in 2021

New datasets, a data ecosystem and an expanded dashboard



COVID-19 in Canada

Monitoring Canada’s COVID-19 outbreak.

Science communication and outreach

How can researchers give back to the public?

Antibiotic resistance and antibiotic stewardship

How can we avoid a post-antibiotic era?

Modelling the distribution of human disease vectors

How is climate change affecting vector-borne diseases?

Recent Publications

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Establishment, contagiousness, and initial spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Canada

When did community spread of COVID-19 begin in Canada?

The mobility gap: estimating mobility levels required to control Canada's winter COVID-19 surge

How can we use human mobility data to guide the COVID-19 response?

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Epidemiological insights using the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group datasets

COVID-19 Panel Discussion: A Vaccine Recovery


COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group

Other R packages

  • getDDD: Get WHO Defined Daily Dose – Download defined daily dose (DDD) information for selected ATC codes from the website of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology (


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