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Lynn JohnstonMD, MSc, FRCPC


Division of Infectious Diseases , Department of Medicine

Email: lynn.johnston@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-473-5553
Fax: 902-473-7394
Mailing Address: 
Division of Infectious Diseases
QEII - Dickson Building
Suite 5-014 Dickson Building
5820 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9


Dr. Johnston is a professor of medicine, infectious diseases, at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority. She chairs Health Canada’s Steering Committee on Infection Control Guidelines and is a founding member of the Canadian Hospital Epidemiology Committee that, with Health Canada, operates the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program. She is also chair of the Specialty Committee in Infectious Diseases, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Research interests

Dr. Johnston’s research interests include the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections, including those due to antimicrobial resistant bacteria. She is co-investigator on a number of clinical trials involving HIV and/or HCV infected patients. Other projects have included the incidence and outcome of C. difficile-associated diarrhea, hemodialysis-related bloodstream infections, and incidence of severe respiratory illness admitted to acute care beds.

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