December 19, 2007
Allison J. McGeer is Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto, and the Director of Infection Control at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Dr. McGeer holds an undergraduate and master’s degree in biochemistry as well as a medical degree from the University of Toronto and has trained in hospital epidemiology at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her research interests include infection prevention in hospitals and nursing homes, and the epidemiology of serious bacterial and viral diseases.
Dr. McGeer currently serves on Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization and on the infection control subcommittee of the Ontario Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee, and is a member of several local, provincial, and national pandemic influenza committees. She is an expert reviewer for many research funding agencies including the Canadian Institute of Health Research and U.S. National Institutes of Health, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.