Sharmistha Mishra

Division of Infectious Disease

Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael's Hospital

Sharmistha Mishra

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Biography

Dr. Mishra holds a TIER 2 Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modelling and Program Science. Her laboratory brings together researchers from diverse disciplines to develop novel mathematical models to enhance understanding of epidemics. Her research on the causes and consequences of HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STI) epidemics has led to policy changes in a number of countries. She also worked with the WHO during the West Africa Ebola outbreak and has recently advised the Canadian government through modeling transmission of COVID-19.