I am a field epidemiologist with a focus on communicable diseases with extensive experience working in public health at the local, provincial, national and international level.
I hold a BSc in Honours Biology from the University of Ottawa, a BASc in Occupational and Public Health Safety from Toronto Metropolitan University, and an MHSc and PhD in Epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
I am a CIHR public health policy fellow, a certified public health inspector and a field epidemiologist graduate with the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program (FETP). In 2012, I was awarded with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for my service to public health in Canada and abroad.
I have had the opportunity to investigate several outbreaks both locally and abroad, such as cancer clusters and foodborne/waterborne illness outbreaks, investigations and research into adverse events following immunization, a Stop Transmission of Polio mission in Cameroon, and an emergency response for the H1N1 pandemic in Mexico and Nunavut. I was deployed as a World Health Organization epidemiologist consultant for the Ebola Emergency Response in Guinea (2014-15) and as a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders epidemiologist for post-Ebola recovery efforts in Sierra Leone (2016).
My main research interests lie broadly in the fields of communicable disease epidemiology, field epidemiology, epidemiologic methods, global health, vaccinology, food safety and environmental health.
- Communicable diseases
- Field epidemiology
- Vaccine hesitancy
- Social media and epidemiologic methods
- Global health
- Environmental health
- Food safety
- Tustin JL, Crowcroft NS, Gesink D, Johnson I, Keelan J, Lachapelle B. User-Driven Comments on a Facebook Advertisement Recruiting Canadian Parents in a Study on Immunization: Content Analysis (external link) . JMIR Public Health Surveill 2018;4(3):e10090.
- Tustin JL, Crowcroft NS, Gesink D, Johnson I, Keelan J. Internet Exposure Associated With Canadian Parents’ Perception of Risk on Childhood Immunization: Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2018;4(1):e7 2018; 4(1):e7. PMID: 29351896.
- Tustin JL, Crowcroft NS, Gesink D, Johnson I, Keelan J, Lachapelle B. Facebook recruitment of vaccine-hesitant Canadian parents: A cross-sectional study (external link) . JMIR Public Health Surveill 2017; 3(3):e47-doi:10.2196/publichealth.6870. PMID: 28739557.
- Rosella L, Wilson K, Crowcroft N, Chu A, Upshur R, Willison D, Deeks S, Schwartz S, Tustin J, Sider, D. Pandemic H1N1 in Canada and the use of evidence in developing public health policies – A policy analysis (2013). Social Science & Medicine, 83.
- Tustin J, Laberge K, Pascal M et al. Lessons learned from interventions implemented in Iceland in response to a national epidemic of campylobacteriosis (2011). Journal of Zoonoses and Public Health, 58(6).
- Colquhoun A, Maiangowi G, Jiang Z, Ashbury F, Chen Y, Drobina W, McLeod L, Panaro L, Sihota S, Tustin J, Yacoub W (2010). Cancer incidence in a First Nation community in Alberta, Canada, 1996-2006. Chronic Diseases in Canada, 30(4).
- Drobina M.W., Tustin J., Colquhoun A., Yacoub R.W., Panaro L., Sihota S., McLeod (Winter 2009). Case Report: Environmental risk assessment to investigate a suspected colon cancer cluster in a First Nation community in Alberta. Environmental Health Review, 100-109.
- JA Cordova, MD, M Hernandez, MD, PhD, Office of the Secretary of Health; H Lopez-Gatell, MD, PhD,...J Tustin, MSc, et al. (June 2009). Update Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection- Mexico, March-May, 2009. MMWR, 58 (21), 585-587.
- Outstanding Mentor, Inaugural Recipient, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 2015
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for significant contribution to public health in Canada and abroad, 2012
- CIHR Strategic Training Program in Public Health Policy Fellowship Award, 2012