David N. Fisman

David Fisman

Dr. David N. Fisman is a physician-epidemiologist with research interests that fall at the intersection of applied epidemiology, mathematical modeling, and applied health economics. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at McGill and Brown Universities, before completing a fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, and an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health. He was also an AHRQ fellow in Health Policy (1998-2001) at Harvard Centre for Risk Analysis, and has held faculty appointments at McMaster, Princeton and Drexel Universities. He is an author of over 250 scientific articles, and is currently a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and co-leads the Pandemic Readiness Stream at the University of Toronto’s new Institute for Pandemics.¬† Dr. Fisman received a 2022 Citizenship Award from the University of Toronto Faculty Association, and the 2022 Laureate Award from the Ontario chapter of the American College of Physicians, for his efforts to protect academic and clinical colleagues during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. He was a founding member of the Cambridge Working Group, and contributed to its 2014 Consensus Statement on the Creation of Potential Pandemic Pathogens.