Beate Sander, RN MBA MEcDev PhD, is Director of Population Health Economics Research (PHER) at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and Director of Health Modeling & Health Economics at the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment collaborative (THETA). She provides scientific advice to decision makers and serves on scientific working groups and advisory bodies, including Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), where she also chairs the Economics Task Group. She is a Scientific Co-Chair of the Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network. Dr. Sander is Vice President of the Society of Medical Decision Making and an editorial board member of the Medical Decision Making journal.

Dr. Sander's areas of expertise include health economics, decision analysis and simulation, infectious disease epidemiology, and population health decision-making. Her research focuses on economic evaluation, ranging from methods development to applied research on infectious diseases. She leads large multidisciplinary international teams evaluating Zika and West Nile virus mitigation strategies using data-driven simulation models, and estimating the burden of infectious diseases (C.difficile, S.pneumoniae, hepatitis, West Nile virus, Lyme disease) using linked population-based data. She has spearheaded the linkage of laboratory and reportable disease data with administrative data, enabling novel approaches to study the burden of infectious diseases.

Pediatrics. 2019 May;143(5):
Mac S, Sumner A, Duchesne-Belanger S, Stirling R, Tunis M, Sander B
Euro Surveill. 2019 Mar;24(11):
Ramsay LC, Crowcroft NS, Thomas S, Aruffo E, Teslya A, Heffernan JM, Gournis E, Hiebert J, Jaeger V, Jiaravuthisan M, Sharron J, Severini A, Deeks SL, Gubbay J, Mazzulli T, Sander B
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2019 Feb 23;:
D'Souza R, Bonasia K, Shah PS, Murphy KE, Sander B
Vaccine. 2019 Mar 07;37(11):1467-1475
Ramsay LC, Anyiwe K, Li M, Macdonald L, Coyte PC, Sander B
Zoonoses Public Health. 2019 Jan 21;:
Shing E, Wang J, Khoo E, Evans GA, Moore S, Nelder MP, Patel SN, Russell C, Sider D, Sander B
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Dec 20;:
Farhang Zangneh H, Wong WWL, Sander B, Bell CM, Mumtaz K, Kowgier M, van der Meer AJ, Cleary SP, Janssen HLA, Chan KKW, Feld JJ
PLoS One. 2018;13(8):e0201120
Lapointe-Shaw L, Georgie F, Carlone D, Cerocchi O, Chung H, Dewit Y, Feld JJ, Holder L, Kwong JC, Sander B, Flemming JA
PLoS One. 2018;13(6):e0198509
Johnson KO, Nelder MP, Russell C, Li Y, Badiani T, Sander B, Sider D, Patel SN
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2018 May 16;:
Jain P, Tomlinson G, Snead C, Sander B, Widjaja E


Associate Professor (status-only), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Primary Care and Population Health, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Adjunct Scientist, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health Ontario
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University
Canada Research Chair in Economics of Infectious Diseases (Tier 2)