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Gabriel Shapiro



  • Gabriel Shapiro

    2015 - PhD Public Health, University of Montreal

    2007 - Master of Public Health, Boston University

    1998 - BA Computer Science, Brown University


    Academic Background

    Dr Shapiro is an epidemiologist and data analyst with extensive experience in study design, manuscript preparation, editing, and grant writing. While completing his Master’s degree in public health in the Epidemiology Department of Boston University School of Public Health, he began working in the Department of Health Policy and Management, and he has continued as an adjunct research associate and data analyst at Boston University and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Dr Shapiro’s work in Boston includes research in the fields of epilepsy, burn care, and psychosocial reintegration of burn survivors. Among other scientific roles, he is responsible for the design and maintenance of networked database systems linking self-reported patient data with clinical data extracted from medical charts. Dr Shapiro completed his PhD in public health with a concentration in epidemiology at the University of Montreal, where his doctoral work was focused on perinatal mental health and drew on diverse disciplines including obstetrics, psychology, and epidemiology. He is currently a post-doctoral associate in the epidemiology department of McGill University in Canada, where his work is focused on perinatal health of Indigenous Canadians, as well as the role of paternal factors in perinatal outcomes. He has served as a peer reviewer for numerous highly rated journals.

    Publishing History

    Dr Shapiro has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed papers, 10 as first author, published in journals including the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Annals of Epidemiology, the Journal of Perinatal Medicine, and the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

    Editing and Reviewing Experience

    Dr Shapiro has worked as a freelance editor since 2016. His editing work has touched on a broad range of topics including environmental chemical exposures, epidemiology, clinical practice, and architectural history. He joined Edanz Group as an editor in 2019.