Astrid Guttmann

Faculty Member

Accepting Students

Astrid Guttmann is a general paediatrician and Senior Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, co-Director of the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist and Chief Science Officer at ICES, Canada’s largest health services and policy research institute. She is appointed in both IHPME and the Epidemiology Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and supervises graduate students across both departments. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Child Health Policy and Services. Her research aims to improve child and family health through population-based studies that inform or evaluate health system and social programs and policies with a focus on health equity. She has expertise in the use of large administrative datasets for research and evaluation. Current areas of research include the interplay of unique Canadian refugee re-settlement models and long-term health and social outcomes of refugee children and families, the impact of COVID-19 on immigrant and refugee communities in Ontario, and COVID-19 restrictions and children’s physical and mental health. Astrid also is working with First Nations communities in Ontario on the impact of prenatal opioid use, and co-leads a large government funded data and research initiative at ICES which has built capacity to report on and evaluate the Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Strategy and related programs. She serves on a number of scientific and policy advisory committees including the international working group which developed RECORD, the reporting guideline for research using routinely collected health data

Emily Hamovitch

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis: An equity-based examination of access to follow-up care before and after the introduction of Ontario’s new billing policies for virtual care

Adequacy of Prenatal Care among Privately Sponsored and Government Assisted Refugees in Ontario, Canada

Published: 2022

Andrea Evans

MSc Graduate Student
HSR Emphasis — Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation

Supervisors: Astrid Guttmann