Dena L. Schanzer, M.Sc., P.Stat
Research involving the application of complex statistical methods to enhance the understanding of the epidemiology of infectious diseases
Research and/or project statements
- Geographic spread of influenza
- Estimation of disease burden attributable to pandemic influenza (H1N1/2009)
- Linking antiviral treatment to the level of influenza in the community: a look at indicators of influenza activity and clinical diagnosis in the assessment of the likelihood that a patient has influenza
Professional activities / interests
- Application of statistical methods to public health research
- Infectious disease epidemiology
- Multi-disciplinary collaboration
- Extensive experience working with administrative databases and other large health databases
Education and awards
M.Sc., Mathematics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, 1980
B. Math (Hons.) Statistics & Pure Mathematics, with a minor in Economics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 1977
P.Stat, Professional Statistician accreditation, awarded by the Statistical Society of Canada, 2009
1. Schanzer D, Zheng H, Gilmore J, Pelletier L: Statistical Estimates of Absenteeism Attributable to Influenza from the Labour Force Survey. BMC Infect Dis, in press.
2. Schanzer DL, Vachon J, Pelletier L: Age-specific Differences in Influenza A Epidemic Curves: Do Children Drive the Spread of Influenza Epidemics? Am J Epidemiol, in press.
3. Schanzer DL, Langley JM, Dummer T, Viboud C, Tam TW: A Composite Epidemic Curve for Seasonal Influenza in Canada with an International Comparison. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 2010, 4: 295-306.
4. Yang Q, Boulos D, Yan P, Zhang F, Remis R, Schanzer D, Archibald C: Estimates of HIV prevalence and incidence in Canada, 2008. Can J Public Health 2010, 101: 486-90.
5. Schanzer DL, Garner MJ, Hatchette TF, Langley JM, Aziz S, Tam TWS: Estimating Sensitivity of Laboratory Testing for Influenza in Canada through Modelling. PLoS ONE 2009, 4: e6681
6. Schanzer DL, Langley JM, Tam TWS: Co-morbidities associated with influenza-attributed mortality, 1994-2000, Canada. Vaccine 2008, 26: 4697-703.
7. Schanzer DL, Langley JM, Tam TWS: Role of influenza and other respiratory viruses in admissions of adults to Canadian hospitals. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 2008, 2: 1-8.
8. Schanzer DL, Langley JM, Tam TWS: Influenza-attributed hospitalization rates among pregnant women, 1994-2000, Canada. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2007, 29: 622-629.
9. Schanzer DL, Tam TWS, Langley JM, Winchester BT: Influenza-attributable deaths: Canada 1990-1999. Epidemiol Infect 2007, 135: 1109-16. Epub 2007 Feb 19.
10. Boulos D, Yan P, Schanzer D, Remis R, Archibald C: Estimates of HIV prevalence and incidence in Canada, 2005. Can Commun Dis Rep 2006, 32: 165-74.
11. Schanzer DL, Langley JM, Tam TWS: Hospitalization attributable to influenza and other viral respiratory illnesses in Canadian children. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2006, 25: 795-800.
12. Shaw AK, Morrison HI, Speechley KN, Maunsell E, Barrera M, Schanzer D, Pogany L, Desmeules M: The Late Effects Study: design and subject representativeness of a Canadian, multi-centre study of late effects of childhood cancer. ChronChronic Diseases in Canada 2004, 25: 119-126.
13. Schanzer D: Trends in HIV/AIDS Mortality in Canada,1987-1998. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2003, 94: 135-139.
14. Luo W, Moore R, Stobart K, Morrison H, Schanzer D, Barr R, Greenberg M: The Medical Care Cost of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer in Manitoba, 1990–1995. Chronic Dis Can 2002, 23: 83-90.
15. Nixon Speechley K, Maunsell E, Desmueles M, Schanzer D, Landgraf JM, Feeny DH, Barrera ME: Mutual concurrent validity of the child health questionnaire and the health utilities index: an exploratory analysis using survivors of childhood cancer. Int J Cancer Suppl 1999, 12: 95-105.
16. Lui S, Semenciw R, Morrison H, Schanzer D, Mao Y: Kidney Cancer in Canada: The Rapidly Increasing Incidence of Adenocarcimoma in Adults and Seniors. Canadian Journal of Public Health 1997, 88: 99-104.