Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, PhD

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Titles: Research Methodologist
Department: Research and Innovation


After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Masters in Mathematics and Statistics, I became a statistical programmer at the Ontario Cancer Institute developing software for survival analysis and recursive partitioning. In 1991, I completed a PhD in Biostatics at the University of Toronto and shortly afterwards, joined the Institute for Work & Health as Senior Biostatistician. I worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team studying the relationship between work and health, focusing on primary and secondary prevention of work-related musculoskeletal conditions. I led several research studies, although the majority of my work was as a co-investigator, to which I brought a methodological perspective. As part of the Scientific Secretariat of the WHO Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders, my findings were published as supplements to Spine, European Spine Journal and Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics. I was a mentor for Dr. Loisel’s Work Disabililty Prevention Training program 2003-2015. I hold appointments at University of Toronto as associate professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Clinical Epidemiology) and as full member of School of Graduate Studies. In July 2016, I joined Graduate Research and Education at CMCC as research methodologist and was recently promoted to Professor. My role is to mentor faculty and students in research, to increase research capacity and to collaborate with CMCC students and faculty. I love data and am always happy to help out or offer guidance in matters related to study design, measurement, statistical analysis, and research methodology in general.

Selected Publications

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