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Junaid Bhatti
Junaid Bhatti, PhD

Cross-appointed scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., G1 54
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4055, ext. 3310
Fax: 416-480-6049

Administrative Assistant: Tilley Creary
Phone: 416-480-4055, ext. 7834


  • MBBS, 2003, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
  • M.Sc., 2007, epidemiology and biostatistics, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • PhD, 2010, public health and epidemiology, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, 2011–2014, McGill University, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Injury prevention and control
  • Road safety
  • Knowledge translation

Research Summary:

The focus of Dr. Bhatti’s research is injuries, the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in youth. His research expertise includes injury epidemiology, research methodology and evaluation of interventions. His recent projects aim to assess the effects of human factors on driving performance and crash risks. He is a member of various provincial committees involved in translating the current best evidence into practice.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Ma T, Byrne PA, Bhatti JA, Elzohairy Y. Program design for incentivizing ignition interlock installation for alcohol-impaired drivers: The Ontario approach. Accid Anal Prev. 2016 Oct;95(Pt A):27–32.
  2. Bhatti JA, Nathens AB, Redelmeier DA. Traffic crash risks in morbidly obese drivers before and after weight loss surgery. Obes Surg. 2016 Aug;26(8):1985–8.
  3. Bhatti JA, Nathens AB, Thiruchelvam D, Grantcharov T, Goldstein BI, Redelmeier DA. Self-harm emergencies after bariatric surgery: a population-based cohort study. JAMA Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):226–32.
  4. Bhatti JA, Nathens AB, Redelmeier DA. Crash risk factors in obese drivers in United States. Traffic Inj Prev. 2015;16(Suppl 2):S252–3.
  5. Bhatti J, Stevens K, Mir M, Hyder AA, Razzak J. Emergency care of traumatic brain injuries in Pakistan: a multicenter study. BMC Emerg Med. 2015;15 Suppl 2:S12.

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