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Laura Rosella

Senior Adjunct Scientist (Full Status) ICES UofT Site Director
Populations & Public Health Research Program


Laura Rosella holds a BSc (Hons) in statistics and life sciences, an MHSc in community health and epidemiology and a PhD in epidemiology, all from the University of Toronto. Following her doctoral work, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the CIHR Strategic Training Program in Public Health Policy.

Dr. Rosella's research is focused on population risk tools and public health intervention assessment as applied to obesity and diabetes. In addition, she is interested in the integration of scientific evidence and tools into public health decision-making. She is the principal investigator on two CIHR-funded research grants focused on quantifying future risk and burden of type 2 diabetes in Canada and guiding the adaption, implementation and evaluation of the Diabetes Population Risk Tool (DPoRT) in practice.

Dr. Rosella joined ICES as an adjunct scientist in 2012.

  • PhD, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • MPH, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • BSc, Life Sciences and Statistics, University of Toronto
  • Health and wellness promotion
  • Endocrine and metabolic disorders
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health services research
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Affiliate Scientist, Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners
  • Faculty Affiliate, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Member, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, Vulnerable Populations/Population Health

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