Sabrina Plitt

Epidemiologist, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health


School of Public Health

Epidemiologist, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada
(780) 407-7301

Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health


Area of Study / Keywords

epidemiology infectious diseases HIV STI hepatitis prenatal screening


I am an epidemiologist working for the Centre of Communicable Diseases and Infection Control within the Public Health Agency of Canada. I am based out of the Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health and Alberta Health.

My areas of interest are the surveillance and epidemiology of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and bloodborne pathogens in Alberta and Canada. As such, I participate in several provincial and national surveillance programs for HIV and STBBI.

My specific research interests include:

  • prenatal infectious disease screening programs and practice;
  • the epidemiology of HIV/STI/BBP among vulnerable populations; and,
  • mathematical modeling of disease transmission.


PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2004

MSc, University of Alberta, 1998

BSc, University of Alberta, 1994


Trichomonas vaginalis prevalence and correlates in women and men attending STI clinics in Western Canada

Author(s): Gratrix J, Plitt S, Turnbull L, Smyczek P, Brandley J, Scarrott R, Naidu P, Parker P, Blore B, Bull B, Shokoples S, Bertholet L, Chernesky M, Read R, Singh A
Publication Date: 10/1/2017
Publication: Sex Transm Dis
Volume: 44
Issue: 10
Page Numbers: 627-629

The Economic Impact of Prenatal Varicella Immunity among Pregnant Women in Alberta

Author(s): Passi A, Plitt SS, Lai F, Simmonds K, Charlton C
Publication Date: 1/23/2017
Publication: Vaccine
Volume: 35
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 570-576

Benefit of adjunct universal rectal screening for Chlamydia genital infections in women attending Canadian sexually transmitted infection clinics

Author(s): Thanh NX, Akpinar I, Gratrix J, Plitt SS, Smyczek P, Read R, Jacobs P, Wong T, Singh AE
Publication Date: 1/2/2017
Publication: Int J STD AIDS
Volume: 28
Issue: 13
Page Numbers: 1311-1324

Examination of a Prenatal Syphilis Screening Program, Alberta, Canada

Author(s): Plitt SS, Osman M, Sahni V, Lee BE, Charlton C, Simmonds K.
Publication Date: 10/20/2016
Publication: Can J Public Health
Volume: 107
Issue: 20
Page Numbers: e285-290