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. Wiens, K, Nisenbaum, R, Sucha, E, Aubry, T, Farrell, S, Palepu, A et al.. Does Housing Improve Health Care Utilization and Costs? A Longitudinal Analysis of Health Administrative Data Linked to a Cohort of Individuals With a History of Homelessness. Med Care. 2021;59 (Suppl 2):S110-S116. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001379. PubMed PMID:33710082 .
  2. Reid, N, Mason, J, Kurdyak, P, Nisenbaum, R, de Oliveira, C, Hwang, S et al.. Evaluating the Impact of a Critical Time Intervention Adaptation on Health Care Utilization among Homeless Adults with Mental Health Needs in a Large Urban Center: Évaluer l'effet d'une Adaptation De l'intervention En Temps Critique Sur l'utilisation des Soins De Santé Chez Des Adultes Itinérants Ayant Des Besoins De Santé Mentale Dans Un Grand Centre Urbain. Can J Psychiatry. 2021; :706743721996114. doi: 10.1177/0706743721996114. PubMed PMID:33611924 .
  3. Wang, A, Pridham, KF, Nisenbaum, R, Pedersen, C, Brown, R, Hwang, SW et al.. Factors Associated with Readmission Among General Internal Medicine Patients Experiencing Homelessness. J Gen Intern Med. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06483-w. PubMed PMID:33515192 .
  4. Hu, SY, Reel, E, Nisenbaum, R, Scheer, AS. Challenges in Cross-Cultural Communication in Breast Cancer Surgery: Is there a Gender Gap?. J Cancer Educ. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s13187-020-01939-3. PubMed PMID:33506410 .
  5. Saposnik, G, Grueschow, M, Oh, J, Terzaghi, MA, Kostyrko, P, Vaidyanathan, S et al.. Effect of an Educational Intervention on Therapeutic Inertia in Neurologists With Expertise in Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3 (12):e2022227. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22227. PubMed PMID:33326024 PubMed Central PMC7745101.
  6. Mejia-Lancheros, C, Lachaud, J, Stergiopoulos, V, Matheson, FI, Nisenbaum, R, O'Campo, P et al.. Effect of Housing First on violence-related traumatic brain injury in adults with experiences of homelessness and mental illness: findings from the At Home/Chez Soi randomised trial, Toronto site. BMJ Open. 2020;10 (12):e038443. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038443. PubMed PMID:33277277 PubMed Central PMC7722391.
  7. Arora, A, Kaur, Y, Dossa, F, Nisenbaum, R, Little, D, Baxter, NN et al.. Proportion of Female Speakers at Academic Medical Conferences Across Multiple Specialties and Regions. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3 (9):e2018127. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.18127. PubMed PMID:32986107 PubMed Central PMC7522699.
  8. Chum, A, Wang, R, Nisenbaum, R, O'Campo, P, Stergiopoulos, V, Hwang, S et al.. Effect of a Housing Intervention on Selected Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Homeless Adults With Mental Illness: 24-Month Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020;9 (19):e016896. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.016896. PubMed PMID:32975159 PubMed Central PMC7792403.
  9. Goldberg, N, Nisenbaum, R, Song, H, Lillicrap, D, Teitel, J, James, P et al.. Desmopressin responsiveness by age in type 1 von Willebrand disease. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2020;4 (6):1046-1052. doi: 10.1002/rth2.12354. PubMed PMID:32864555 PubMed Central PMC7443436.
  10. 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;26 (12):1638-1643. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2020.07.048. PubMed PMID:32771646 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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