Our team

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Current staff

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Dr. Andrew Pinto is the founder and director of the Upstream Lab. He is a Public Health and Preventive Medicine specialist and family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a Scientist in the Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, and Associate Director for Clinical Research at UTOPIAN.

Andrew’s publications on Google Scholar.

Amy Craig-Neil is a Research Coordinator in The Upstream Lab. She completed her Bachelor of Science Honours degree at Queen’s University in Life Sciences in 2009 and  her Master’s degree in Global Health at McMaster University in 2014.

Anne Rucchetto is a Research Coordinator in The Upstream Lab. She previously worked at the IMAGINE clinic, Toronto Public Health, the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank (TCT2), and the Transition Emerging Study. Her research interests include the social determinants of health, harm reduction, gender, law, community development, arts-based health promotion, and environmental health.

Rose Wang is a Research Coordinator in The Upstream Lab.  She holds an MPH with a specialization in Epidemiology, and was previously involved in research at CAMH investigating the effects of alcohol on decision-making in HIV+/- men who have sex with men, as well as a systematic review evaluating the longitudinal effects of cannabis on depression. She is passionate about upstream research focused on improving the health and well-being of marginalized individuals, communities, and populations.

Graduate Students

Tara Upshaw – MHSc Translational Research Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (2018-2020)

Amir Allana – MSc, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (2019-2020)

Nada Dali – MSc, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (2019-2020)

Rebecca Johnson – MSc, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (2019-2020)

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