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Dr. David Fisman

Dr. David Fisman

Dr. Fisman is a professor of epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a practicing internist with a focus on infectious diseases at Michael Garron Hospital.

Dr. David Fisman is a physician epidemiologist with research interests that fall at the intersection of applied epidemiology, mathematical modelling, and applied health economics. He is interested in developing and applying novel methodological tools that allow physicians and public health experts to make the best possible decisions around communicable disease control, using the best available data.  

Dr. Fisman completed a residency in internal medicine at both McGill and Brown Universities, before completing a fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, and a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Fisman was also an AHRQ fellow in health policy at the Harvard Centre for Risk Analysis from 1998 to 2001.  

Speaking topics

Disorders and diseases

Areas of care/specialties


Infectious diseases, public health, epidemiology




Languages spoken


Presentation titles

Emerging Infectious Diseases: What You Need to Know.
Infectious Diseases and Climate Change: What's the Connection?
Epidemiology, Modeling and Forecasting of COVID-19: The Nuts and Bolts
Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases--An Introduction for Mathophiles and Mathophobes Alike

Dr. David Fisman