Patricia O’Campo


Key Appointments

  • Director, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
  • Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health


  • PhD (epidemiology), Johns Hopkins
  • B.Sc., (conservation and resource studies, with honors), University of California, Berkeley

Areas of expertise

Social epidemiology, perinatal epidemiology, mental health, violence, neighbourhoods, urban health

Research Activities

As a social epidemiologist, Patricia has conducted a number of longitudinal and cross-sectional studies in the areas of the social determinants of adult mental health, intimate partner violence, children's well-being (such as youth violence or school readiness and perinatal health) as well as clinic and community based evaluations of programs concerning smoking cessation, prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV, prevention of infant mortality and homelessness. She has focused on methods development as part of my research, including application of multilevel modeling to understand residential and workplace contexts on women's and children's health, the application of concept mapping to increase understanding of how residential neighborhoods influence well-being and on the development of monitoring methods for rare health events in small geographic areas.

For contact and additional information, please visit: Patricia O'Campo