Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Jessica Hopkins

MHSc (Toronto), MD (Western)

Assistant Professor (Part-time), Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact




Academic Interests

Dr. Hopkins contributes to the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program.  Her research interests are in applied public health practice.

Selected Publications

  1. Hopkins J, Hague H, Hudgin G, Ross L, Moore D. An outbreak of Cryptosporidium at a recreational waterpark in Niagara Region, Canada. J Env Health. 2013 May (forthcoming).
  2. Hopkins J, Hicks A, Biscaro A. Research ethics and conflicts of interest at a local public health department.  Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Population and Public Health. 2012 fall (forthcoming). Population and Public Health Ethics: Cases from Research, Policy, and Practice, ON: Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
  3. Cheung WY, Zhai R, Bradbury P, Hopkins J, Kulke MH, Heist RS, Asomaning K, Ma C, Xu W, Wang Z, Hooshmand S, Su L, Christiani DC, Liu G. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the matrix metalloproteinase gene family and the frequency and duration of gastroesophageal reflux disease influence the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Int J Cancer. 2012;131:2478-86. [epub ahead of print 2012 Apr 24.]
  4. Hsu J, Santesso N, Mustafa R, Brozek J, Chen YL, Hopkins JP, Cheung A, Hovhannisyan G, Ivanova L, Flottorp SA, Saeterdal I, Wong AD, Tian J, Uyekl TM, Akl EA, Alonso-Coello P, Smaill F, Schünemann H. Antivirals for treatment of influenza – a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Ann Int Med. 2012;156:512-24.
  5. Hopkins J, Agarwal G, Dolovich L. Quality indicators for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in primary care. Can Family Phys. 2010 Jul;56(7):e255-62.
  6. Bradbury PA, Zhai R, Ma C, Xu W, Hopkins J, Kulke MJ, Asomaning K, Wang Z, Su L, Heist RS, Lynch TJ, Wain JC, Christiani D, Liu G. Vascular endothelial growth factor polymorphisms and esophageal cancer prognosis. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Jul 15;15(14):4680-5. Epub 2009 Jul 7.
  7. Bradbury PA, Zhai R, Hopkins J, Kulke MH, Heist RS, Singh S et al. Matrix metalloproteinase 1,3, and 12 polymorphisms and esophageal adenocarcinoma risk and prognosis. Carcinogenesis. 2009;30:793-8.
  8. Cescon DW, Bradbury PA, Asomaning K, Hopkins J, Zhai R, Zhou W et al. p53 Arg72Pro and MDM2 T309G polymorphisms, histology, and esophageal cancer prognosis,  Clin Cancer Res. 2009;15(9):3103-9.
  9. Hopkins J, Cescon DW, Tse D, Bradbury P, Xu W, Ma C et al. Genetic polymorphisms and head and neck cancer outcomes: a review. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008;17(3):490-9.

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