Alexander Doroshenko

I am interested in infectious disease epidemiology and transmission, communicable disease control and public health surveillance systems with particular emphasis on vaccine preventable diseases, immunization and tuberculosis. My focus is on applied public health research using quantitative and qualitative methods and modeling techniques. My interests include evaluation of public health interventions and evidence-base public health policies. I recognize important interface of using research methods to analyze public health surveillance data and using surveillance outputs in generating and testing research questions.

I value important links between academia and public health practice by working closely with Medical Officers of Health and other public health professionals.


FRCPC (Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada, 2011 and 2010
FFPH, Faculty of Public Health, UK, 2006
MPH, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, 1997
MD, Dnepropertovsk State Medical Academy, Ukraine, 1994


Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, IWK Health Centre, Board of Directors, Halifax, Canada, 2007-2009
Freedom Support Act/Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship, United States Information Agency, 1995-1997

Selected Publications


A Doroshenko, J Hatchette, SA Halperin, NE MacDonald, GE Graham. Challenges to immunization: experiences of homeless youth. BMC Public Health 2012;12:338

A Doroshenko, S Halperin. Trivalent MDCK cell-culture derived influenza vaccine (Optaflu). Expert Rev of Vaccines 2009; 8(6):679-688

RE Warren, G Harvey, R Carr, D Ward, A Doroshenko. Control of infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing organisms in hospitals and the community. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2008; 14 Suppl 1:124-33

A Doroshenko, J Sherrard, AJ Pollard. Syphilis in pregnancy and the neonatal period. Intl J STD & AIDS 2006; 17(4):221-8

A Doroshenko, D Cooper, G Smith, E Gerard, F Chinemana A Nicoll. Evaluation of syndromic surveillance based on NHS Direct derived data in England and Wales. In:Syndromic Surveillance: Reports from a National Conference, 2004. MMWR 2005; 54 (Suppl):117-122