I am a Vanier Scholar pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Toronto, Canada. My research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, health policy, and open data, with a focus on COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance. I am advised by Dr. Kevin Brown at Public Health Ontario and Dr. David Fisman in the Epidemiology Division.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was frequently interviewed as an expert for TV, radio, and print journalism. My research has been published in journals including The Lancet Microbe, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the American Journal of Epidemiology, and Clinical Infectious Diseases. I have also written for the popular press on subjects ranging from public health policy, health data, and artificial intelligence. I also blog at Data Gripes.
I am a co-founder of the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group and a founding editor of the University of Toronto Journal of Public Health.
PhD in Epidemiology, 2018–Present
University of Toronto
MSc in Epidemiology, 2016–2018
HBSc in Biology; Minor in Mathematics, 2011–2016
University of Ottawa
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As a proponent of reproducible research, many of my research papers are accompanied by data and code on GitHub.
COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group
I built a series of R packages to automatically update the COIVD-19 Canada Open Data Working Group dataset ( new dataset / old dataset) using GitHub Actions.
I also built a Python package to automatically archive COVID-19 datasets, webpages, and documents, which is publicly available as the Canadian COVID-19 Data Archive.
Other R packages
This blog has moved to data.gripe.
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