Assistant Professor

Andy Kin On Wong

Dalla Lana School of Public Health


Toronto General Hospital - UHN
200 Elizabeth Street, 7EN-238, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2C4
Research Interests
Movement Science, Occupational Science
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I am a medical imaging scientist and epidemiologist. Using this unique combination of skills, I study bones, muscles, joints, and fat in the aging population with particular focus on osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and the interaction of these diseases.

I have trained in conducting primary and secondary epidemiological studies over the last 10 years. I am the co-director of the Canadian Multi-Centre Osteoporosis Bone Quality Study (CaMos BQS), a primary research study initiated in 2011, which examines over 800 women and how peripheral CT-derived structural features can predict incident fractures over 5 years.

I am also involved with leading study and questionnaire design for cycles 5/6 and 7/8 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey – with focus on bone and muscle themes, respectively. This Statistics Canada – Health Statistics Division-led study involves over 10,000 Canadians from coast-to-coast.

In addition, I collaborate on a number of other multi-centre studies including the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) in Women, the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS), and the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) led by colleagues at UCSF.

I am specialized in diagnostic methods and longitudinal studies – in particular, bio/imaging marker tool development, reliability assessment, and disease risk prediction. My research studies cover a broad range of statistical methods including multivariable linear modeling, competitive risk/survival analyses, conditional process modeling (moderation), causal inference (mediation), factor analyses, and structural equation modeling.

I am currently seeking new students and volunteers with interest in musculoskeletal health and analytical skills development.



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