Osvaldo Espin-Garcia

Dr Osvaldo Espin-Garcia

Assistant Professor


Dr. Espin-Garcia holds a PhD in Biostatistics from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto an MMath in Statistics-Biostatistics from the University of Waterloo and a BSc in Actuarial Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Prior to joining Western, he worked as Principal Biostatistician at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. His collaborations have led him to publish over 50 peer-reviewed articles involving complex traits such a cancer, Crohn’s disease and osteoarthritis. Dr. Espin-Garcia currently serves as a scientific member of the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB) and is part of the Health Data Working Group.


  • Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Department of Biostatistics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre & Schroeder Arthritis Institute, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network

Research Cluster Membership

Research Interests

  • Statistical genetics
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Integrative multi-omics studies
  • Deep phenotyping
  • Design and analysis of multi-phase studies
  • Microbiome data analysis
  • Joint models of longitudinal and time-to-event data
  • Latent class/variable models