Dr. Benita Hosseini

Dr. Benita Hosseini (she/her) is a researcher working on identifying effective and affordable treatments for COVID-19 so they can be more accessible and available in community settings.

Dr. Hosseini is a scientist with MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, and an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hosseini received her PhD in Nutrition Science from the University of Newcastle in Australia and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Montreal.  Her research focuses on a comprehensive approach to managing respiratory diseases, ranging from acute infections to chronic conditions such as asthma. Dr. Hosseini is particularly interested in translating these findings into actionable strategies to enhance respiratory health, especially within vulnerable populations.