Dr. Sheilah Hogg-Johnson is a senior scientist and biostatistician at the Institute for Work & Health. She is also an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
As a senior scientist at the Institute, Hogg-Johnson applies her statistical expertise to “big data” to help decision-makers in Ontario’s workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety (OHS) systems evaluate and improve a wide range of programs. She enjoys the challenge of pulling data gathered from different organizations – such as the Ministry of Labour and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – to help to answer important work and health questions.
One of the longest tenured scientists at the Institute, Hogg-Johnson also led for many years the Institute’s data management and analysis team. This team provides the statistical backbone to other Institute for Work & Health researchers, helping them design, carry out and interpret their workplace health studies.
Hogg-Johnson holds a PhD in biostatistics from the University of Toronto and a master’s of mathematics from the University of Waterloo. She is a specialist in statistical methodology and prognostic modelling.
“I’ve been told that what I bring to the table is a knack for looking at data in novel ways. I keep my eye out for measures that may not have been thought of before. My favourite part of a research project is the part where we ask ourselves, ‘So, how are we going to do this?’” — Dr. Sheilah Hogg-Johnson