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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Nooshin Khobzi Rotondi

Associate Teaching Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Shawenjigewining Hall - Room SHA 427
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 3543

Research topics

  • epidemiology
  • health service access
  • health equity research
  • community-based research
  • sampling of hard-to-reach populations
  • survey methods
  • program evaluation

Research and Expertise

  • Background and Interests

    Nooshin Rotondi received her PhD in Epidemiology in 2011 from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

    Research Interests and Areas of Specialty:  

    • Health of marginalized communities and issues of health equity
    • Health service access
    • Substance use and mental health
    • Community-based research
    • Research methods and statistics, including sampling of hard-to-reach populations, analysis of large population-based datasets, and modelling of complex survey data

    Dr. Rotondi is particularly interested in the identifying and mitigating health care inequities experienced by vulnerable populations.

  • Education
    • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Western Ontario, 2011
    • BSc (Honours), University of Toronto, 2006
  • Courses taught
    • HLSC 2700U – Mathematical Reasoning in Health Sciences
    • HLSC 3800U – Introduction to Statistics in Health Sciences
    • HLSC 3805U – Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Publications

    For a comprehensive list of publications, visit  Google Scholar

    • Rotondi NK, Beaton DE, Sujic R, Sale JEM, Ansari H, Elliot-Gibson V, et al. Identifying and addressing barriers to osteoporosis treatment was associated with improved outcomes: An observational cohort study. The Journal of Rheumatology. 2018;45(11):1549-1601.
    • Urbanoski K, Kenaszchuk C, Inglis D, Rotondi NK, Rush B. A system-level study of initiation, engagement, and equity in outpatient substance use treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2018;90:19-28.
    • Abtan R, Rotondi NK, Macpherson A, Rotondi MA. The effect of informal caregiver support on utilization of acute health services among home care clients: A prospective observational study. BMC Health Services Research. 2018;18(73).
    • Ansari H, Beaton D, Sujic R, Rotondi NK, Cullen JD, Slater M, et al. Equal treatment: no evidence of gender inequity in osteoporosis management in a coordinator-based fragility fracture screening program. Osteoporosis International. 2017;28(12):3401-3406.
    • Beaton DE, Vidmar M, Pitzul KB, Sujic R, Rotondi NK, Bogoch ER, et al. Addition of a fracture risk assessment to a coordinator’s role improved treatment rates within 6 months of screening in a fragility fracture screening program. Osteoporosis International. 2017;28(3):863- 869.
    • Rotondi NK, Beaton DE, Ilieff M*, Adhihetty C, Linton D, Bogoch ER, et al. The impact of fragility fractures on work and characteristics associated with time to return to work. Osteoporosis International. 2016;28(1):349-358.
    • Rotondi NK, Beaton DE, Elliot-Gibson V, Sujic R, Josse RG, Sale JEM, et al. Comparison of CAROC and FRAX in fragility fracture patients: Agreement, clinical utility and implications for clinical practice. The Journal of Rheumatology. 2016;43(8):1593-1599.
    • Rush B, Chau N, Rotondi NK, Tan F, Detfurth E. Recovery monitoring for substance use treatment in Ontario: Outcome results from a feasibility assessment. Canadian Journal of Addiction. 2016;7(3):5-14.
    • Strike C, Rotondi NK, Watson TM, Kolla G, Bayoumi AM. Public opinions about supervised smoking facilities for crack cocaine and other stimulants. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 2016;11(8), doi: 10.1186/s13011-016-0052-7.
    • Hart TA, Rotondi NK, Souleymanov R, Brennan DJ. Psychometric properties of the Social Appearance Anxiety Scale among Canadian gay and bisexual men of color. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 2015;2(4):470-481.
  • Research Collaborators
    • St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Grants
    • Beaton DE (PI), Jain R, Bogoch E, Da Costa D, Fortin P, Gignac M, Jaglal S, Josse R, Kennedy C, Mamdani M, Rotondi NK, Sale J, Sujic R, Thorpe K. “Make this break your last”: Pilot testing an educational intervention to improve fragility fracture patients’ awareness of their risk of refracture. $210,196 funded by CIHR. Apr-01-2015 – Mar-31- 2017.
    • Urbanoski K (PI), Rush BR, Rotondi NK, Callaghan RC. Quality care for all: A system-level evaluation of performance and equity in addiction treatment. $149,110 funded by CIHR (MOP 126057). Apr-01-2013 – Mar-31-2015.
    • Bauer GR (PI), Travers R (PI), Rotondi NK, Hammond R, Hancock-Boyce M, Pyne J, Thind A. Social exclusion, erasure and the health of transgender people: Trans PULSE. $167,014 funded by CIHR (MOP 167492). Apr-01-2010 – Mar-31-2013.