Rosane Nisenbaum


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Rosane Nisenbaum is a Biostatistician with expertise in designing and analyzing population studies to identify neighbourhood effects on mental health, and intervention studies to improve health and housing outcomes for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability. She has special interest in the application of multilevel models, longitudinal and categorical data analysis, and multiple imputation. She also provides biostatistical and epidemiological assistance to investigators, residents, fellows and students from diverse departments at St. Michael’s Hospital including Medical Imaging, Oncology, General Surgery, Critical Care, Ophthalmology, Hematology and Respirology. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, co-teaching the course ‘Laboratory in Statistical Design & Analysis’ and serving as a Practicum supervisor. She is a member of St. Michael’s Hospital Research Ethics Board.

Recent Publications

  1. Langford, BJ, Nisenbaum, R, Brown, KA, Chan, A, Downing, M. Antibiotics: Easier to start than to stop? Predictors of antimicrobial stewardship Recommendation acceptance. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2020.07.048. PubMed PMID:32771646 .
  2. Lachaud, J, Mejia-Lancheros, C, Wang, R, Wiens, K, Nisenbaum, R, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Mental and substance use disorders and food insecurity among homeless adults participating in the At Home/Chez Soi study. PLoS ONE. 2020;15 (4):e0232001. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232001. PubMed PMID:32324795 PubMed Central PMC7179857.
  3. Hashemi, L, Nisenbaum, R. A Case-Based Review of Iron Overload With an Emphasis on Porphyria Cutanea Tarda, Hepatitis C, C282Y Heterozygosity, and Coronary Artery Disease. Fed Pract. 2020;37 (2):95-100. . PubMed PMID:32269472 PubMed Central PMC7138343.
  4. Mejia-Lancheros, C, Lachaud, J, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, A, Stergiopoulos, V, Hwang, SW et al.. Dental problems and chronic diseases in mentally ill homeless adults: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2020;20 (1):419. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-08499-7. PubMed PMID:32228526 PubMed Central PMC7106680.
  5. Maghsoudi, N, McDonald, K, Stefan, C, Beriault, DR, Mason, K, Barnaby, L et al.. Evaluating networked drug checking services in Toronto, Ontario: study protocol and rationale. Harm Reduct J. 2020;17 (1):9. doi: 10.1186/s12954-019-0336-0. PubMed PMID:32204713 PubMed Central PMC7092475.
  6. Liu, M, Mejia-Lancheros, C, Lachaud, J, Nisenbaum, R, Stergiopoulos, V, Hwang, SW et al.. Resilience and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Associations With Poor Mental Health Among Homeless Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2020;58 (6):807-816. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.12.017. PubMed PMID:32147372 .
  7. Mejia-Lancheros, C, Lachaud, J, O'Campo, P, Wiens, K, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, R et al.. Trajectories and mental health-related predictors of perceived discrimination and stigma among homeless adults with mental illness. PLoS ONE. 2020;15 (2):e0229385. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229385. PubMed PMID:32106225 PubMed Central PMC7046214.
  8. Gadermann, AM, Karim, ME, Norena, M, Emerson, SD, Hubley, AM, Russell, LB et al.. The Association of Residential Instability and Hospitalizations among Homeless and Vulnerably Housed Individuals: Results from a Prospective Cohort Study. J Urban Health. 2020;97 (2):239-249. doi: 10.1007/s11524-019-00406-9. PubMed PMID:32078728 PubMed Central PMC7101457.
  9. Pinto, AD, Shenfeld, E, Lattanzio, R, Aratangy, T, Wang, R, Nisenbaum, R et al.. Routine identification of patients with disabilities in primary care: A mixed-methods study. Disabil Health J. 2020;13 (2):100872. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.100872. PubMed PMID:31941610 .
  10. Hansen, AR, Ala-Leppilampi, K, McKillop, C, Siu, LL, Bedard, PL, Abdul Razak, AR et al.. Development of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Immune Checkpoint Modulator (FACT-ICM): A toxicity subscale to measure quality of life in patients with cancer who are treated with ICMs. Cancer. 2020;126 (7):1550-1558. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32692. PubMed PMID:31914209 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto