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Ann Burchell

Adjunct Scientist (Full Status) ICES Central Populations & Public Health Research Program


Ann Burchell is an Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) scientist, director and co-principal investigator of the OHTN Cohort Study (OCS), a longitudinal study of over 6,100 people receiving HIV care in Ontario. She holds degrees in epidemiology from the University of Toronto (MSc) and McGill University (PhD) and has academic appointments as assistant professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; adjunct professor, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University; and adjunct scientist, ICES, Toronto. Ann has extensive experience conducting and managing research on the epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). She currently holds a New Investigator award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support her research program that aims to study the dynamics of the transmission of STIs, including modifiers of susceptibility and infectiousness, the influence of social factors, the potential benefits of screening, and the interplay between co-infections in public health syndemics.

  • PhD, Epidemiology, McGill University
  • MSc, Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • BSc, Honours Biology, University of Ottawa
  • Infectious diseases
  • Statistics and research methods
  • Screening and prevention
  • Scientist, Ontario HIV Treatment Network
  • Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Professor, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University

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