Iris Gutmanis PhD

Adjunct Professor

Masters: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Western Ontario
Doctorate: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Western Ontario
More: Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, ON
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Iris Gutmanis is an epidemiologist who has worked in both the public health and the hospital sectors. She was the Director of the South West Region Health Information Partnership as well as the Director, Research and Evaluation, Specialized Geriatric Services, St. Joseph's Health Care, London. Current areas of research include geriatrics, infectious diseases and mental health.


  1. Coleman BL, Gutmanis I, McGovern I, Haag M. Effectiveness of Cell-Based Quadrivalent Seasonal Influenza Vaccine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Vaccines (Basel). 2023 Oct 17;11(10):1607. doi: 10.3390/vaccines11101607. PMID: 37897009; PMCID: PMC10610589.

  2. Gilsenan R, Schwartz R, Gutmanis IA, Day AMB, Ryan DP, Brander RRA, Milne K, Molnar F. Collaborative Development of an Older Adult Experience Survey for Specialized Geriatric Services. Can Geriatr J. 2021 Jun 1;24(2):96-110. doi: 10.5770/cgj.24.487. PMID: 34079603; PMCID: PMC8137462

  3. Peel A, Gutmanis I, Bon T. Disparities in health outcomes among seniors without a family physician in the North West Local Health Integration Network: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2019 Feb 18;7(1):E94-E100. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180004. PMID: 30782772; PMCID: PMC6380899.

  4. Peel, A., Gutmanis, I., Bon, T. (2019). Disparities in Health Outcomes Among Seniors Without a Family Physician in the North West Local Health Integration Network: A Retrospective Cohort Study. CMAJ Open, Feb 18;7(1):E94-E100. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180004. .

  5. Gutmanis, I., DeForge, R., Devereaux, N., Joworski, L., Marlatt, N., & Burhan, A. (2018). Optimizing the Care of Older Adults living with Cognitive Impairment and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms: A Preliminary Assessment of Therapeutic Recreation in the Emergency Department. Research Insights, 15(1):21-35.

  6. Coahran, M., Hillier, L.M., Van Bussel, L., Black, E., Churchyard, R., Gutmanis, I., Ioannou, Y., Michael, K., Ross, T., Mihailidis, A. (2018). Automated Fall Detection Technology in Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry: Nurses' Perceptions and Lessons Learned. Canadian Journal of Aging, 37(3):245-260. doi: 10.1017/S0714980818000181.

  7. Davies. J., Whitlock, J., Gutmanis, I., & Kane, S.L. (2018). Inter-Rater Reliability of the Retrospectively Assigned Clinical Frailty Scale Score in a Geriatric Outreach Population. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 21(1):1-5. doi: 10.5770/cgj.21.263.

  8. Bergstra, T.G., Gutmanis, I., Byrne, J., Faulds, C., Whitfield, P., McCallum, S., & Shadd, J. (2018). Urinary Retention and Medication Utilization on a Palliative Care Unit: A Retrospective Observational Study. Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, 31(3-4):212-217. doi: 10.1080/15360288.2017.1417951.

  9. Gutmanis, I., Speziale, J., Hillier, L.M., Van Bussel, E., Girard, J., & Simpson, K. (2017). Health System Redesign Using Collective Impact: Implementation of the Behavioural Supports Ontario Initiative in Southwest Ontario. Neurodegenerative Disease Management,7(4): 261-270. doi: 10.2217/nmt-2017-0015.