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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Astrid Guttmann, MDCM, MSC, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Paediatrician
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Senior Associate Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

Chair Positions

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Reproductive, Child and Youth Health Services
Applied Chair

Phone: 416-813-7654, Ext. 228525
Fax: 416-813-5663
Email: astrid.guttmann@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Erin Crawford
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 228525
Alternate Email: erin.crawford@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Guttmann is a clinician scientist in the Division of Paediatric Medicine and Chief Science Officer and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). She is Professor of Paediatrics with a cross appointment in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Epidemiology Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, a second BA at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, her medical degree from McGill University and an M.Sc in Health Research Methods from McMaster University. She sits on a number of policy advisory committees including the Provincial Council for Maternal, Child Health and on the International Scientific Advisory Boards for the Research Institutes of Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England and of BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Her program of research focuses on health systems and policy evaluation related to children, youth and their families leveraging large administrative datasets at ICES. In her role as Chief Science Officer, she helps build partnerships for a multi-sector data repository at ICES which includes administrative data from a number of provincial and federal ministries. She co-leads a large provincially funded research program on mental health care for children and youth as well as CIHR funded work on Canadian refugee resettlement programs and health and mental health outcomes.  


Selected Achievements:

2016             Denis Daneman Award for Faculty Mentorship, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
2016             POWER Teacher Award, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
2016             Eugenie Stuart Faculty Award for Best Thesis Supervisor, University of Toronto, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation  
2015             University College London Farr Institute Visiting Fellowship, London UK  
2012-2017 Applied Chair in Reproductive, Child and Youth Health Services and Policy Research Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research  
2010             Nemours Award for Child Health Services Research, Academy Health
2006-2011  New Investigator Salary Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research  
2004-2006  Senior Research Fellowship Phase 2 Salary Support Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
2002-2004  Senior Research Fellowship Phase 1 Canadian Institutes of Health Research  


A listing of Dr. Guttman's publications are available on PubMed  and Google Scholar