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Rosella, Laura - PhD, MHSc
University of Toronto Appointment(s): Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Other Appointment(s): Scientist, Public Health Ontario | Santé publique Ontario
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
480 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
Phone: (647) 260-7416
Fax: (647) 260-7600
Diabetes Related Research Activities:
The goal of my research is to inform the prevention of type 2 diabetes in the population. My research is focused on the use of advanced epidemiologic & biostatical approaches on large population-based data to inform public health activities targeted at reducing type 2 diabetes and obesity. I specialize on the development of population risk tools and have led methodological advances in the new field of risk algorithms applied to the population setting. I recently led the development of the Diabetes Population Risk Tool (DPoRT) (Rosella et. al, JECH, 2011), which is the only existing only tool built to inform population intervention strategies for diabetes (BMJ 2011). This work is recognized as a novel way to inform to diabetes preventions strategies and is currently being used by policymakers in Canada. We are currently working on methods to estimate the future health care and cost burden associated with type 2 diabetes in Canada and developing and validating improved tools that will allow decision-makers to better target and design population interventions in several regions across Canada. In addition, I am currently leading an investigation studying various approaches to improve screening for type 2 diabetes in the population.