Dr. Renzo Calderon is a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Pandemics at the University of Toronto under the co-supervision of Drs. Geoff Anderson at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Shauna Brail at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and Simone Vigod at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. He completed his Ph.D. in Epidemiology at McGill University and achieved an MD and MSc in Biomedical Informatics in Global Health from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru.
During his doctoral journey, Dr. Calderon centered his research on the application of quasi-experimental methodologies for policy assessment. His primary focus encompassed policies addressing gender-based violence and the ramifications of measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also participated in interdisciplinary global health programs, emphasizing social and clinical epidemiology, alongside the amalgamation of various data sources for policy evaluation purposes.
His current research interests are concentrated on the evaluation of public policies, both in the midst of and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. This involves delving into areas such as mental health, societal and gender disparities in healthcare, chronic diseases, and the integration of communication technologies within the realm of public health. Dr. Calderon’s research strives to produce timely health-related data beneficial to research associates and stakeholders. This is achieved by merging diverse data streams and constructing tools that render outcomes pertinent to decision-makers while concurrently enhancing methods for policy evaluation and causal inference.