|Degrees:||PhD (University of Ottawa)|
I am an epidemiologist and risk scientist with expertise in global health, infectious disease epidemiology and emergency preparedness. I have a B.Sc. in Biology from Queen’s University, a M.Sc. in Global Health from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and a Ph.D. in Population Health from the University of Ottawa. My thesis research assessed the preparedness of the Canadian hospital system to accommodate surge in patient demand associated with future influenza pandemics, and involved the development and application of a mathematical model to chart flu transmission in Canada.
My primary research interests include pandemic influenza preparedness and climate change adaptation. I also work as a public health management consultant, and have a broad range of experience in various topics related to risk assessment and management, public health, and health policy. My current projects include the implementation and use of digital health record systems and the assessment of drug safety and effectiveness.
Saunders-Hastings, P., Quinn Hayes, B., Smith, R., & Krewski, D. (2017). National assessment of Canadian pandemic preparedness: employing InFluNet to identify high-risk areas for inter-wave vaccine distribution. Infectious Disease Modelling, in press.
Saunders-Hastings, P., Quinn Hayes, B., Smith, R., & Krewski, D. (2017). Modelling community-control strategies to protect hospital resources during an influenza pandemic in Ottawa, Canada. PLOS ONE, 12(6), e0179315. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0179315
Saunders-Hastings, P., Crispo, J., Sikora, L., & Krewski, D. (2017). Assessing the effectiveness of personal protective measures in reducing pandemic influenza transmission: a systematic review. Epidemics, in press.
Saunders-Hastings, P., Reisman, J., & Krewski, D. (2016). Assessing the state of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of interventions to contain pandemic influenza transmission: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. PLOS ONE, 11(12), e0168262. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168262
Saunders-Hastings, P. & Krewski, D. (2016). Reviewing the history of pandemic influenza: Understanding patterns of emergence and transmission. Pathogens, 5(4), 66. doi:10.3390/pathogens5040066