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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Daniel Roth, MD MSc PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation

Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 328807
Fax: 416-813-7654 ext. 308763
Email: daniel.roth@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Nadine Francis
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 309265
Alternate Email: nadine.francis@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Daniel Roth received his MD in 2002 from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia). He completed a paediatric residency (2002-06) and MSc (2006) at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta). In 2011, he earned a PhD in global public health and human nutrition at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore, Maryland). Dr. Roth is a clinician-scientist and assistant professor in the Division of Paediatric Medicine, Department of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto.  His research focuses on maternal and child health in low income settings.

Academic Background

2002    MD University of British Columbia

2003    MSc, Medical Science (Paediatrics), University of Alberta

2011    PhD, Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research Interests

  • Global maternal-child health and nutrition.
  • Nutrition-infection relationships.
  • Vitamin D status during pregnancy and early infancy, with a particular focus on its determinants and consequences in South Asia.
  • Application of pulse oximetry to the first-level management of sick young infants in developing countries.
  • Calcium supplementation during pregnancy for the prevention of hypertensive diseases of pregnancy, preterm birth and neonatal mortality in resource-poor settings where dietary calcium intakes are low.
  • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neonatal sepsis and infant lower respiratory tract infections in resource-limited settings.

His current major research focus is to test the hypothesis that improvements in vitamin D status during pregnancy reduce the risk of adverse maternal-infant health outcomes in resource-poor settings. Current clinical studies are ongoing in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  


A complete listing of Dr. Daniel Roth's publications can be found on PubMed