Dr. James A.G. Crispo MSc, PhD

Principal Health Scientist, Partner

Dr. James A.G. Crispo is a founding partner and the Principal Health Scientist at TruEffect. He has more than 10 years of experience working in the areas of public and population health, epidemiology and health outcomes research, and “big data” analysis. James is passionate about helping clients achieve their project goals using novel methods, risk-based decision making, and effective communication strategies.

Prior to founding TruEffect with Drs. Farhat and Ansell, James completed an Honours BSc Biochemistry and a MSc Chemical Sciences at Laurentian University, a PhD in Population Health at the University of Ottawa, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

James is Cochrane-trained in the completion of high-quality systematic reviews and is a Certified SAS Programming Professional. He previously worked at Health Canada in the areas of chemical emergency preparedness and response, and environmental health risk assessment.

Today, James is an Assistant Professor in the Human Sciences Division at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and holds various academic and professional positions. These include appointment as: a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia, an ICES Adjunct Scientist at ICES North, and Director of JAG Properties Inc., an Ontario-based property management company. James is active in his local community and has previously served as a provincially appointed member of Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ Board of Health, where he was also elected to the Board’s Executive Committee.

James is well-versed in project oversight, supervising personnel, and managing large budgets. Examples of this include his contributions to implementing health surveillance projects at Health Canada (including the 2010 Winter Olympics and G8/G20 Summits), developing a secure health analytics environment at the University of Ottawa, teaching and mentoring students in academic settings, and coordinating national and international pharmacovigilance workshops. These experiences have afforded him the opportunity to strengthen his communication skills and become an effective, compassionate, results-driven leader.

James is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award, a prestigious Fulbright Canada Student Award to the United States, Ontario Graduate Scholarship funding, and research grants from the Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association. Receipt of these accolades are a testament to James’ ability to effectively make the business case for necessary health research.

Collectively, James brings invaluable experience and knowledge in the areas of project management, public and population health, epidemiology, and risk assessment to TruEffect.

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