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Dr. Kustra completed his Master training at University of Toronto and during his doctoral studies moved to Stanford University in California where he completed his doctoral dissertation and post-doctoral training.
In 2001 he became Assistant Professor in Biostatistics at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health (then Department of Public Sciences at Faculty of Medicine), where he has been working ever since.
Dr. Kustra currently teaches mathematical basis for Biostatistical Methods, and application of AI and Machine Learning methods in Health Research. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on statistical methodology and applications to Brain Imaging, Cancer Research, Statistical Genomics, Ophthalmology, and in other fields. In 2007 he was commended by Premier of Ontario for his contribution to “finding the first genetic predictor for colorectal cancer”.
Dr. Kustra lives in Etobicoke with his wife and two children.
Appeal to the Polish community in Canada to help prevent the spread of the pandemic, written by him and two other Canadian experts of Polish published in Gazeta on March 23, which had thousands of readers.
Its authors were:
Dr. Rafal Kustra, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Dr. Lukasz M. Boba, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario
Arek Aniolowski, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Labour, Government of Ontario.