Dr. Carla Osiowy

Image Carla Osiowy
Chief, Viral Hepatitis and Bloodborne Pathogens

Research Scientist and program lead for viral hepatitis reference diagnostics; hepatitis A, B and D research

Key publications

  1. Osiowy, C., Swidinsky, K., Haylock-Jacobs, S., Sadler, M.D., Fung, S., Wong, D., Minuk, G.Y., Doucette, K.E., Wong, P., Tam, E., Cooper, C., Ramji, A., Ma, M., Nudo, C., Tsoi, K., Coffin, C.S. (2022) Molecular epidemiology and clinical association of hepatitis D virus infection in Canada. JHEP Reports in press, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhepr.2022.100461
  2. Shenge, J.A., Osiowy, C. (2022) Rapid Diagnostics for Hepatitis B and C Viruses in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Frontiers in Virology in press, 2022.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fviro.2021.742722
  3. Vachon, A., Osiowy, C. (2021) Novel Biomarkers of Hepatitis B Virus and Their Use in Chronic Hepatitis B Patient Management. Viruses 13:951. doi: 10.3390/v13060951.
  4. de Bernardi Schneider, Osiowy, C., A., Hostager, R., Krarup, H., Børresen, M., Tanaka, Y., Morriseau, T., Wertheim, J.O. (2021) Analysis of hepatitis B virus genotype D in Greenland suggests presence of a novel subgenotype. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:602296. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.602296.
  5. Jepkemei, K.B., Ochwoto, M., Swidinsky, K., Day, J., Gebrebrhan, H., McKinnon, L.R., Andonov, A., Oyugi, J., Kimani, J., Gachara, G., Songok, E.M., Osiowy, C. (2020) Characterization of occult hepatitis B in high-risk populations in Kenya. PLoS ONE 15:e0233727. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233727.
  6. Kanji, J.N., Penner, R.E.D., Giles, E., Goodison, K., Martin, S.R., Marinier, E., Osiowy, C. (2019) Horizontal transmission of hepatitis B virus from mother to child due to immune escape despite immunoprophylaxis. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 68(5):e81-e84. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002318.
  7. Osiowy, C. (2018) From Infancy and Beyond… Ensuring a lifetime of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine-induced immunity. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics 11:1-5. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2018.1462428.
  8. Bouckaert, R., Simons, B.C., Krarup, H., Friesen, T.M., and Osiowy, C. (2017) Tracing hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype B5 (formerly B6) evolutionary history in the circumpolar Arctic through phylogeographic modelling. PeerJ 5:e3757. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3757.
  9. Huynh, C., Minuk, G.Y., Uhanova, J., Baikie, M., Wong, T., Osiowy, C. (2017) Serological and molecular epidemiological outcomes after two decades of universal infant hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination in Nunavut, Canada. Vaccine 35:4515-4522doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.07.040.
  10. Osiowy, C., Andonov, A., Fonseca, K., Swidinsky, K., Giles, E., Mason, A., Coffin, C.S. (2017) Transmission of hepatitis D virus between spouses: a longitudinal study of the first reported Canadian case. IDCases 8:37-41doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2017.03.001.
  11. Osiowy, C., Coffin, C., and Andonov, A. (2016) Review of laboratory tests used in monitoring hepatitis B response to pegylated interferon and nucleos(t)ide analog therapy. Current Treatment Options in Infectious Disease 8:177-193. doi: 10.1007/s40506-016-0080-x

Research facility

1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3M4


Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba

Adjunct Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Hepatology, University of Manitoba