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Sharmistha Mishra

Adjunct Scientist ICES Central Populations & Public Health Research Program


Sharmistha Mishra, MD, MSc, PhD is an infectious disease physician, infectious disease epidemiologist and mathematical modeler. She holds a Tier 2 Canadian Research Chair in Mathematical Modeling and Program Science. Her team conducts observational epidemiology, causal inference, and transmission modeling studies to tease apart mechanisms that shape heterogeneity and disproportionate risks of infection, severity, and ultimately – population-level transmission of infectious diseases. Her work also examines mechanisms of biases in observational studies when drawing inference. Central to her lab’s research is disentangling transmission pathways structured by systemic inequities, and testing the potential impact of interventions tailored to disproportionate risks to inform public health and policy decisions. Topic areas of interest include COVID-19, and sexually transmitted infections including HIV and monkeypox virus.

  • PhD, Mathematical Epidemiology, Imperial College, London
  • MSc, Modern Epidemiology, Imperial College, London
  • FRCPC, Infectious Diseases
  • FRCPC, Internal Medicine
  • MD, University of Toronto
  • BSc, Chemistry, Laurentian University
  • Infectious diseases
  • HIV
  • Epidemiology
  • Health equity/social determinants of health
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Clinician Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

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