Lisa Strug

Ontario Power Building, 700 University Avenue, 9th floor, Suite 9153, Toronto, ON M5G 1X6



Professor, Department of Computer Science
Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Biostatistics
  • Data Sciences
  • Genome Science
  • Pediatric Genetic Disease
  • Data Integration


Dr. Strug is Professor in the Departments of Statistical Sciences, Computer Science and cross-appointed in Biostatistics at the University of Toronto and is a Senior Scientist in the Program in Genetics and Genome Biology at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Strug is the inaugural Director of the Data Sciences Institute (DSI), a tri-campus, multi-divisional, multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary hub for data science activity at the University of Toronto and affiliated Research Institutes. Dr. Strug holds several other leadership positions at the University of Toronto including the Director of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Ontario Region (CANSSI Ontario), and at the Hospital for Sick Children as Associate Director of the Centre for Applied Genomics and the Lead of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Gene Modifier Consortium and the Biology of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy International Consortium. She is a statistical geneticist and her research focuses on the development of novel statistical approaches to analyze and integrate multi-omics data to identify genetic contributors to complex human disease. She has received several honours including the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Genome Data Science.

Administrative Service

Director, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), Ontario Region
Director, Data Sciences Institute, U of T