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Bryna Warshawsky

Dr. Bryna Warshawsky

Bryna Warshawsky is the Medical Director of the Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response Department at Public Health Ontario. Prior to joining Public Health Ontario in 2014, she was the Associate Medical Officer of Health for the Middlesex-London Health Unit. She did her Medical School at McGill University and her family medicine and public health degrees at the University of Toronto. She is currently cross-appointed in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University.

Bryna was a member of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) from 2004 to 2014, serving as its Chair from 2011 to 2014. She also was a liaison member of the United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) from 2011 to 2014. She has been a member of the Ontario Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee-Immunization (PIDAC-I) and its predecessor, the Provincial Subcommittee on Immunization (PSI) from 2005 to 2014, and since 2017, she has served as the Scientific Lead for PIDAC-I. Currently she also serves as a member of NACI’s Influenza Working Group; as well, she is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) Working Group on Influenza for the World Health Organization.

In her current role at Public Health Ontario, Bryna works with multidisciplinary teams to support the provincial response to communicable diseases, including vaccine preventable diseases. She works most closely on influenza and rabies vaccines.