Dr. Burchell is the Research Director at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, a Canada Research Chair in Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and a Scientist with the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.
She holds degrees in epidemiology from the University of Toronto (MSc) and McGill University (PhD) and is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She is also appointed as an adjunct professor in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology at McGill University and holds the position of Co-Lead of the Co-Infections and Related Conditions Core for the Canadian HIV Trials Network. She is currently an adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Medicine in Toronto.
Dr. Burchell is a Canada Research Chair in Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention. Dr. Burchell’s research program focuses on the epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Her Enhanced Syphilis Screening among HIV+ Men (ESSAHM; CTN 275) trial with the CTN assess the feasibility, usefulness, and cost-effectiveness of improving syphilis screening among HIV-positive men by introducing syphilis screening as a part of regular HIV testing. This trial is the first of its kind in Canada and knowledge gained during the study may be applicable to other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in men living with HIV like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and viral hepatitis.