Dr. Rosane Nisenbaum is a Biostatistician at MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions and Applied Health Research Centre with expertise in designing and analyzing intervention studies to improve health and housing outcomes for adults and youth experiencing homelessness, and population studies to identify individual and neighbourhood effects on health outcomes. She has special interest in the application of multilevel models, longitudinal and categorical data analysis, multiple imputation, and matching and weighting methods. She is also a co-investigator and collaborator in interdisciplinary projects initiated by other Unity Health Toronto scientists, residents, fellows and graduate students, and co-authored publications in the areas of Hematology, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, and Pediatrics. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, where she co-teaches the course ‘Laboratory in Statistical Design & Analysis’, serves as a practicum supervisor and thesis committee member.

Recent Publications

  1. Luong, L, Beder, M, Nisenbaum, R, Orkin, A, Wong, J, Damba, C et al.. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among people experiencing homelessness in Toronto during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Can J Public Health. 2021; :. doi: 10.17269/s41997-021-00591-8. PubMed PMID:34919211 PubMed Central PMC8678973.
  2. Durbin, A, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, R, Hwang, SW, Kozloff, N, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Recovery Education for Adults Transitioning From Homelessness: A Longitudinal Outcome Evaluation. Front Psychiatry. 2021;12 :763396. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.763396. PubMed PMID:34880792 PubMed Central PMC8645597.
  3. Grewal, R, Deeks, SL, Hart, TA, Cox, J, De Pokomandy, A, Grennan, T et al.. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination across a cascade of knowledge, willingness, and uptake among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Canada's three largest cities. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021; :1-13. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1979379. PubMed PMID:34856869 .
  4. Sok, P, Seeman, MV, Nisenbaum, R, Watson, J, Rourke, SB, On Behalf Of The Pshp Team, et al.. Four-Year Trajectories of Health-Related Quality of Life in People Living with HIV: Impact of Unmet Basic Needs across Age Groups in Positive Spaces, Healthy Places. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18 (22):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182212256. PubMed PMID:34832010 PubMed Central PMC8622128.
  5. Pinto, AD, Shenfeld, E, Aratangy, T, Wang, R, Nisenbaum, R, Lofters, A et al.. Routinely asking patients about income in primary care: a mixed-methods study. BJGP Open. 2022; :. doi: 10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0090. PubMed PMID:34666982 .
  6. Teichman, J, Nisenbaum, R, Lausman, A, Sholzberg, M. Suboptimal iron deficiency screening in pregnancy and the impact of socioeconomic status in a high-resource setting. Blood Adv. 2021;5 (22):4666-4673. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2021004352. PubMed PMID:34459878 PubMed Central PMC8759118.
  7. Reid, N, Nisenbaum, R, Hwang, SW, Durbin, A, Kozloff, N, Wang, R et al.. The Impact of Financial Incentives on Service Engagement Among Adults Experiencing Homelessness and Mental Illness: A Pragmatic Trial Protocol. Front Psychiatry. 2021;12 :722485. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.722485. PubMed PMID:34413804 PubMed Central PMC8369574.
  8. Mejia-Lancheros, C, Lachaud, J, To, MJ, Lee, P, Nisenbaum, R, O'Campo, P et al.. The Long-Term Effects of a Housing First Intervention on Primary Care and Non-Primary Care Physician Visits Among Homeless Adults with Mental Illness: A 7-Year RCT Follow-Up. J Prim Care Community Health. ;12 :21501327211027102. doi: 10.1177/21501327211027102. PubMed PMID:34238042 PubMed Central PMC8274120.
  9. Lachaud, J, Mejia-Lancheros, C, Durbin, A, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, R, O'Campo, P et al.. The Effect of a Housing First Intervention on Acute Health Care Utilization among Homeless Adults with Mental Illness: Long-term Outcomes of the At Home/Chez-Soi Randomized Pragmatic Trial. J Urban Health. 2021;98 (4):505-515. doi: 10.1007/s11524-021-00550-1. PubMed PMID:34181180 PubMed Central PMC8382791.
  10. Grewal, R, Deeks, SL, Hart, TA, Cox, J, De Pokomandy, A, Grennan, T et al.. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake among a community-recruited sample of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the three largest cities in Canada from 2017 to 2019. Vaccine. 2021;39 (28):3756-3766. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.05.031. PubMed PMID:34074547 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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