Dr. Victoria Landsman is a scientist and biostatistician at the Institute for Work & Health. She also holds an appointment as assistant professor in the Division of Biostatistics in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Landsman has a PhD in statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She began focusing on biostatistics during a post-doctoral fellowship at the U.S. National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, where she applied statistical knowledge to the analysis of health data in cancer epidemiology. Following the fellowship, Landsman moved to Toronto where she worked as a research biostatistician at the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael's Hospital, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Landsman joined the Institute’s scientific staff in early 2016 and brought with her statistical expertise in causal inference, survey sampling and analysis of large-scale population-based survey and administrative linked data. Since then, she has been actively involved in statistical consulting on multiple research projects and done methodological work to improve the quality of statistical analyses of the data collected by the Institute. She is also involved in mentoring and training master’s-level students in biostatistics.
“With a bachelor degree in math, I decided to go into statistics for my graduate studies because it opened up opportunities to apply math to real-life problems. Later, during a post-doctoral fellowship at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, I realized that biostatistics was what I am truly passionate about. It's rewarding to contribute statistical knowledge to a research team that is making an important difference to people’s lives and health.” – Dr. Victoria Landsman