Assistant Professor
York University
Clinical research
Viral hepatitis, HIV, emerging viruses, diagnostics, antiviral development and testing, models of care, public health policy, translational and implementation science, nursing leadership

Mia Biondi, PhD, NP-PHC, received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University, with postdoctoral fellowships at Toronto General Research Institute and the National Microbiology Laboratory. During her postdoctoral fellowships Mia completed her clinical training at Western University to become a Registered Nurse and then Nurse Practitioner. 

Clinically, Mia is a practicing Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner; and oversees focused practices in urban street outreach and rural and remote communities, in HIV prevention, hepatitis B & C, and mental health across the province of Ontario, Canada. In her free time, she volunteers as a primary care NP to support persons who are at-risk of or are being trafficked.

Mia is an Assistant Professor at York University, Toronto, and oversees and teaches in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program. Although her research started in biochemical and molecular virology, since her PhD, Mia’s research has touched most aspects of clinical care including prevention, assay development, host genetic characterization through next generation sequencing, small and large animal models, treatments and drug resistance, and clinical models of care. At present her research focuses on increasing hepatitis B, C, and HIV screening and treatment through alternative diagnostic and systems approaches. She is especially interested in increasing screening uptake and linkage to care among prenatal, pediatric, gay and bisexual men, and women engaged in sex work or who use drugs.