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Populations & Public Health Research Program

Program Lead: Jeff Kwong
Program Coordinator: popadmin@ices.on.ca

The Populations and Public Health Research Program consists of scientists with diverse research interests in Indigenous health, the environment/housing, injuries/trauma, infectious disease/immunization and population health. Program scientists actively pursue the integration and use of novel data sets (e.g., immigration data, transportation data, air and noise pollution data, laboratory testing data) and methods (e.g., risk prediction algorithms, machine learning, causal inference, economic analyses) to conduct research on how best to promote health and prevent disease for all segments of the population.


Announcements & Events

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Recent Publications

Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 covid-19 vaccines against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe covid-19 outcomes in Ontario, Canada: test negative design study

Chung H, He S, Nasreen S, Sundaram ME, Buchan SA, Wilson SE, Chen B, Calzavara A, Fell DB, Austin PC, Wilson K, Schwartz KL, Brown KA, Gubbay JB, Basta NE, Mahmud SM, Righolt CH, Svenson LW, MacDonald SE, Janjua NZ, Tadrous M, Kwong JC; on behalf of the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Provincial Collaborative Network (PCN) Investigators. BMJ. 2021; 374:n1943. Epub 2021 Aug 20. DOI: doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1943 

Recent ICES Grants


collaborations and partnerships

Public Health Ontario (PHO)

Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)

Health Canada

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

The Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence


Recent Awards & Recognition


ICES Scientists


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