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Astrid Guttmann

Senior Core Scientist (Full Status) ICES Central Chief Science Officer
Life Stage Research Program


Dr. Guttmann joined ICES in 2001 as a research fellow, became a scientist in August 2004, a senior scientist in 2010 and the chief science officer in 2014. She is a staff physician in the Division of Paediatric Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children and a professor of paediatrics with a cross-appointment in the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Her research aims to improve child health through population-based studies that inform or evaluate health system programs and policies with a focus on vulnerable families. Current grant funded work includes a large scale evaluation of Canadian refugee re-settlement models assessing long-term refugee health and social outcomes, and multiple projects related to prenatal opioid use. She has held three salary awards including a research chair from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Astrid is a council member of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health and sits on a number of research advisory bodies.

Her key research interests are:

  • System integration for children with chronic medical and mental health conditions
  • Immigrant and refugee health
  • Prenatal opioid use
  • Policy solutions to address social determinants of health
  • MSc, Epidemiology, McMaster University
  • MDCM, Medicine, McGill University
  • MSc, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Oxford University
  • BA, Philosophy and Theology, Oxford University
  • BA, European History and Literature, Harvard University
  • Pediatric health
  • Health policy/reform
  • Healthcare quality
  • Staff Paediatrician, Division of Paediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Professor, Paediatrics, cross appointment Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Senior Scientist, SickKids Research Institute
  • Co-Director, Leong Centre for Healthy Children

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