Senior Statistician
Public Health Agency of Canada (retired) - University of Waterloo alumni
Health policy, Public health, Biostatistics
613-948-1210 / 613-866-1692

Senior Statistician, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch
Public Health Agency of Canada, Government of Canada 

Dena Schanzer is a senior statistician and a researcher at the Public Health Agency of Canada where she has analyzed data from routine surveillance and health administrative databases in order to better understand the disease burden associated with chronic diseases and infectious diseases. With a solid analytical background, combined with an extensive experience working in the public health area, she has led numerous multi-disciplinary teams on research projects linking research to policy and program areas. Though these projects involved complex statistical analysis or mathematical modelling, these research projects have been published in subject matter peer review journals, some of which have been picked up by the news media.

Dena Schanzer holds a Professional Statistician Designation (P.Stat) from the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC), where she is also actively involved in various activities aimed at the promotion of applied statistics. Currently she is the mentorship coordinator for the SSC as well as a committee member for the annual SSC case study competition. Other professional activities include statistical consulting, peer review for many medical/epidemiological journals and academic editor for PLOS ONE.