Dr. Jessalyn Holodinsky, PhD
Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences
Cumming School of Medicine, Centre for Health Informatics
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Child Health & Wellness Researcher
Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
miniMBA Certificate, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 2019
Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary, 2018
PhD Epidemiology, University of Calgary,
MSc Health Services Research, University of Calgary,
Dr. Jessalyn Holodinsky is an Assistant Professor (Data Science) in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Community Health Sciences. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Calgary and also holds a Master’s of Science in Health Services Research. Jessalyn has trained in Calgary, Toronto (Sunnybrook Research Institute), Melbourne (Melbourne Brain Centre - University of Melbourne), and Dublin (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) lending an international perspective to her work. She has also previously performed research in the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Critical Care Medicine.
Jessalyn’s work focuses on complex problems at the health system level - like overcrowding in the ED - resulting in the optimization of healthcare services and patient outcomes. She is highly skilled in administrative and big data use, complex modelling techniques including machine learning, and health system level research. Jessalyn is an advocate for using data to make change in the healthcare system and profoundly believes that Data Saves Lives.
Areas of Research
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|MDSC 407||Statistics and Research Design in Health Sciences||Winter 2018-19, 2021-24|
|MDCH 611||Biostatistics II: Models for Health Outcomes||Winter 2022-23|
|MDCH 610||Biostatistics I: Essentials of Biostatistics||Fall 2020-22|
|DATA 621||Advanced Statistical Modelling||Winter 2022|
- Postdoctoral Trainee of the Year, Hotchkiss Brain Institute. 2022
- Leadership Excellence Award, Graduate Science Education. 2019
- Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Students Association. 2019
- International Stroke Conference Junior Investigator Award, American Stroke Association. 2018
In the News
- 1 Stroke Happens Every 5 Minutes in Canada Heart and Stroke Study Shows. CTV News Calgary. (2022)
- Canadian study shows flu vaccine can help prevent stroke. Global News. (2022)
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