Meet The Team

Welcome to our evolving list of CLyDRN members! We are currently posting member profiles for those who have provided consent. Please note that some network members would like to protect their privacy and have requested to not be included on this page.

Directors

Kieran Moore

MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, MPH,  M.Sc (DM), DTM&H, FRCP(C)

Dr. Kieran Moore is the Medical Officer of Health for the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health unit, an agency with over 200 staff and 100 volunteers that delivers public health programs and services to nearly 200,000 people. Read more…

Samir Patel

BSc, MSc, PhD, FCCM

Dr. Samir Patel is a Clinical Microbiologist at Public Health Ontario (PHO) and an Assistant Professor in Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He has a MSc and PhD in Tropical Disease/Infectious Disease both from the University of Toronto. He also completed his fellowship in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Toronto. Read more…

Beate Sander

RN, MBA, MEcDev, PhD

Dr. Beate Sander is a Scientist and Director of Health Modeling & Health Economics and Population Health Economics Research at THETA (Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative), University Health Network. She is an Associate Professor and Faculty Lead, Health Technology Assessment program, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Read more…

Network Members

Dr. Adam-Poupart is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Environmental Health & Occupational Health in the School of Public Health, Université de Montréal. She is apart of the Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Public Health Research Unit (GREZOSP). Read more…

Dr. Cécile Aenishaenslin is an Assistant Professor at the Université de Montréal where she is apart of the Research Group in Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Public Health (GREZOSP). She received her DVM and PhD in Epidemiology (Veterinarian Sciences) from the Université de Montréal. She recently completed a post-doctoral position in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational health at McGill University. Read more…

Dr. John Aucott is the Director of the John Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at John Hopkins University. Dr. Aucott received his medical degree from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and is fellowship-trained in Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine. Read more…

Adrian Baranchuk

MD, FACC, FRPC

Dr. Adrian Baranchuk is a Clinician-scientist at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Research Institute, and a Professor at Queen’s University in the School of Medicines Division of Cardiology with cross appointment in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. He received his MD from the University of Buenos Aires. After qualifying in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, he completed a Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Read more…

Dr. Alan Barbour is a Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics in the School of Medicine and Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California Irvine. He received his MD from Tufts School of Medicine in Boston and was an internal medicine resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover. He subsequently completed training in Internal Medicine and the subspeciality of Infectious Disease at the University of Utah. Read more…

Geneviève Baron

MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dr. Geneviève Baron is a Medical Consultant in the Health Protection Department of the Estrie Health and Social Services Agency in the field of Infectious Diseases. She is responsible for immunization dossiers and infection prevention and control. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke. Read more…

Lisa Barrett

BSc, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Dr. Lisa Barrett is a Clinician Investigator and Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Department of Pathology at Dalhousie University. She received her MD and PhD from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Dalhousie University and an Adult Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Toronto. Read more…

Dr. Catherine Bouchard is a Veterinary Epidemiologist for the Public Health Agency of Canada and Adjunct Professor in the Department of pathology and microbiology at the Université de Montréal. Read more…

Laura Bowler

BSc, PhD

Dr. Holloway is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow, in the Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Prior to her current fellowship, she was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She earned her PhD in Sociology from York University, and a MSc in the Department of Public Health Sciences in collaboration with Women’s Studies from the University of Toronto. Read more…

Sandie Briand

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. Sandie Briand is a Scientific Advisor at the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ) and is a member of the Research Group in Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Public Health (GREZOSP). In their role as a Scientific Advisor, Sandie has expertise in monitoring and prevention of infectious diseases, Haemovigilance, Immunization and respiratory diseases, and coordinates a group of experts on tick-borne diseases. Read more…

Jeroen De Buck

MSc, PhD

Dr. De Buck is a Professor of Bacteriology in the Department of Production Animal Health at the University of Calgary. He received his MSc in Bioengineering Sciences, majoring in cell and gene technologies, his MSc in Laboratory Animal Sciences and his PhD in Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University in Belgium. His area of expertise is veterinary microbiology. Read more…

Timothy Caulfield

BSc, LLA, LLM

Timothy Caulfield is a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. He has an Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the University of Alberta and a Master’s of Law (LL.M) from Dalhousie University. Read more…

Dongmei Chen

BA, MSc, PhD

Dr. Dongmei Chen is a Professor in the Department of Geography & Planning at Queen’s University with cross-appointment to the Department of Environmental Studies. She has over 20 years of experience in GIS and remote sensing application and software development programming and is a consultant and research collaborator for the the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Public Health Agency of Canada, among other academic and public health institutions. Read more…

George Chaconas

BA, PhD

Dr. George Chaconas is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary. He completed his PhD in Medical Biochemistry at the University of Calgary and completed post-doctoral studies in Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory. He held the position of Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biology of Lyme Borreliosis from 2003-2017. Read more…

Robert Colautti

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. Robert Colautti is an Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolution in the Department of Biology at Queen’s University. He is also the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Rapid Evolution. Dr. Colautti has a BSc and MSc in Biology both from the University of Windsor. He earned his PhD in Botany at the University of Toronto. His completed NSERC funded Post-doctoral Fellowship at Duke University (North Carolina), the University of British Columbia, and the University of Tuebingen in Germany. Read more…

Katie Clow

DVM, PhD

Dr. Katie Clow is an Assistant Professor in One Health in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph. Her research focuses on the ecology and epidemiology of vectors and vector-borne zoonoses, with a specific emphasis on the blacklegged tick and Lyme disease. Read more…

Troy Day

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. Troy Day is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the Department of Biology at Queen’s University. He has a BSc in Biology, MSc in Zoology and a PhD in Mathematics. He is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the AAAS, and is the recipient of a Killam Research Fellowship, a Steacie Fellowship, the CAIMS Research Prize, and the Steacie Prize.  Read more…

Dr. Maria Diuk-Wasser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology at Columbia University. She earned a PhD in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her post-doctoral training in Epidemiology & Public Health at Yale University. Read more…

Rylan Egan

BBA, MEd, PhD

Dr. Rylan Egan is an Assistant Professor of Healthcare Quality and Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing & Department of Biomedical Science at Queen’s University. He is also the Director of Education Science, Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship at Queen’s University. Read more…

Gerald Evans

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Gerald Evans is the Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, and Pathology & Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University. He is also an Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at the Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC). Read more…

John Frampton

BSc, PhD

Dr. John Frampton is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University. He is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Cellular, Biomaterial and Matrix Interaction. Dr. Frampton earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences in the School of Public Health at The State University of New York -Albany before completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Read more…

Erin Fraser

BSc, DVM, MSc

Dr. Erin Fraser is Public Health Veterinarian in the Communicable Disease and Immunization Service at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). She has 20 years of experience as an Epidemiologist, Public Health Veterinarian and Researcher. Read more…

Dr. Katrina Gee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University. She has a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Ottawa and completed post-doctoral training at the University of Ottawa. Read more…

Dr. Maria Gomes-Solecki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She received her DVM from the University of Lisbon, completed a fellowship at the National Institute of Technology in Lisbon, and Post-doctoral training at the State University of New York-Stony Brook. Read more…

Daniel Gregson

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Daniel Gregson is a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Consultant, for Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone and an Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Medicine at the University of Calgary. He is a former President of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases(AMMI) Canada. Read more…

Billie-Jo Hardy

BSc, Msc, PhD

Dr. Billie-Jo Hardy is a Research Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital. She has a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto. She has expertise in research ethics, stakeholder analysis and community engagement and has experience in both global and Indigenous health research. Read more…

Todd Hatchette

BSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Todd Hatchette is a Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Authority. As an Infectious Disease Physicians and Medical Microbiologist he is also the Director of the STI clinic, Chief of the Division of Microbiology and Director of Immunology and Virology at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center. Read more…

Kelly Holloway

BA, MSc, PhD

Dr. Holloway is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow, in the Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Prior to her current fellowship, she was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Read more…

Walid Houry

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. Walid Houry is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. He has a MSc and PhD in Chemistry from Cornell University. He is the recipient of a number of Awards including the Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund (2009-2010) and the CIHR New Investigator award (2001-2006). Read more…

Claire Jardine

BSc, MSc, DVM, PhD

Dr. Claire Jardine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. She is also the Regional Director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative for Ontario and Nunavut. Dr. Jardine completed a MSc in Ecology at the University of British Columbia. Read more…

John Jenkins

MD, CCFP

Dr. John Jenkins is a Family Physician at the Lunenburg Health Collaborative Clinic, the Nova Scotia Health Authority Site Head at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital as well as the Head of Emergency Services. He earned his MD from Dalhousie University. Read more…

Ana Johnson

BA, MA, PhD

Dr. Ana Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at Queen’s University. She is the site director of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Queen’s Health Services and a Principal Investigator in the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Cancer Research Institute at Queen’s. Read more…

Clara Juandó-Prats

BScN, MSc, PhD

Dr. Juandó-Prats is a Clinical Research Specialist at the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a Master’s of Health Care Management at the University of Barcelona and a Master’s of Nursing at the University of Edinburgh. Read more…

Mirabelle Kelly

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Mirabelle Kelly is a Microbiologist and Infectious Disease Specialist at the Hopital de Granby. She received her MD from the Université de Sherbrooke. Read more…

Manisha Kulkarni

BSc, PhD

Dr. Manisha Kulkarni is an Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She holds a PhD in Entomology and brings over ten years experience in characterizing vector-borne disease risk in global settings. Read more…

Brian Leydet

BSc, MPH, PhD

Dr. Brian Leydet is a Vector-borne Disease Biologist and Assistant Professor in Disease Ecology/Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology and the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He has a Master’s of Public Health from the University of North Florida and a PhD in Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences for Louisiana State University. Read more…

Kirk Leifso

BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC, FAAP

Dr. Kirk Leifso is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Queen’s University. He is also a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. He has a BSc and MSc both in Biology from the University of Victoria. Read more…

Patrick Leighton

BSc, PhD

Dr. Patrick Leighton is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Université de Montréal. He is an active member of the Research Group on Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Public Health (GREZOSP), his research focuses on the ecology and epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, with an emphasis on vector-borne diseases (West Nile Virus, Lyme disease). Read more…

Ian Lewis

BSc, PhD

Dr. Ian Lewis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. He is the Alberta Innovates- Health Solutions (AIHS) Chair in Translational Health-Metabolomics, Biochemistry. Dr. Lewis completed his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his post-doctoral training at Princeton University. Read more…

Robbin Lindsay

MSc, PhD

Robbin Lindsay received his PhD from the University of Guelph on the factors that limit the distribution of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, the main vector of Lyme disease, in Canada in 1995. Shortly thereafter he was hired as a research scientist with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens section of the National Microbiology Laboratory. Read more…

Anna Majury

DVM, MSc, PhD, FCCM

Dr. Anna Majury is a Clinical Microbiologist for Public Health Ontario overseeing the eastern Ontario region. She is also an Assistant Professor in the department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University. Dr. Majury received her DVM and MSc in Veterinary Immunology and Infectious Diseases from the University of Guelph. Read more…

Sunny Mak

BA, MSc

Sunny Mak is the Medical Geographer in Public Health Analytics at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). He uses geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and spatial analysis to support disease surveillance, outbreak investigations and research. His research expertise includes the development of spatial risk models for vector-borne (e.g. Lyme disease and West Nile virus) and environmental diseases. Read more…

Tony Mazzulli

MD, FRCPC, FACP

Dr. Tony Mazzulli is the Microbiologist in Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital/University Health Network Department of Microbiology and a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He received his MD from the University of Toronto and completed his training in Internal Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Read more…

Shelly McNeil

BSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Shelly McNeil is a Professor of Medicine and Deputy Head/Chief in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Authority, the Deputy Director at the Canadian Center for Vaccinology, and a Consultant on Adult Infectious Diseases at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. Read more…

Francois Milord

MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dr. Francois Milord is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke and a Medical Consultant at the Montérégie Public Health Department. After receiving his MD from the Université de Sherbrooke, he completed a MSc in Community Health and a specialization in the same field at the Université de Montréal. Read more…

Tara Moriarty

BA, BSc, PhD

Dr. Tara Moriarty is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Dentistry with cross appointment to the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Moriarty received her PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University and completed her Post-doctoral training in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary. Read more….

Muhammad Morshed

BSc, MSc, PhD, SCCM

Dr. Muhammad Morshed is a Clinical Microbiologist and Program Head of Zoonotic Diseases and Emerging Pathogens at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). He is also a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Read more…

Mark Nelder

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. Mark Nelder is an Entomologist and Senior Program Specialist with the Enteric, Zoonotic, and Vector-Borne Diseases team at Public Health Ontario (PHO). He has a MSc in Entomology and Ecology from the University of South Alabama and a PhD in Entomology from Clemenson University. Read more…

Cecilia Newton

MD, CCFP

Dr. Cecilia Newton is a Family Physician with the Lunenburg Family Health Collaborative Clinic in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She received her MD and completed a residency in Family Medicine from the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. She is certified as a Family Physician by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Read more…

Nick Ogden

BVSc, DPhil

Dr. Nick Ogden is a UK-trained veterinarian (University of Liverpool, 1983). After 10 years of mixed clinical practice, he then completed a doctorate in Lyme disease ecology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. During the six years he spent as a professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, he continued his research into the ecology and epidemiology of tick-borne diseases of public health importance in Europe and those of importance to livestock production in Africa. Read more…

Janet Parsons

BA, BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. Janet Parsons is a Research Scientist at the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. Additionally, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto. Read more…

David Patrick

MD, FRCPC, MHSc

Dr. David Patrick is a Medical Epidemiologist and Infectious Diseases Specialist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Professor in the School of Population & Public Health at the University of British Columbia. He received his MD from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Health Science from the University of British Columbia. Read more…

Richard Paul

BA, MSc, PhD

Dr. Richard Paul is a Staff Scientist and Group Leader of the Functional Genetics of Infectious Diseases: Infectious Reservoir of Vector-Borne Diseases Group at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. He has a BA in Zoology from Oxford University, a MSc in Integrated Pest Management from the University of London and a PhD from Oxford University. Read more…

Ravi Prakash

BTech, MSc, PhD, PEng

Dr. Ravi Prakash is an Assistant Professor in the Electronics Department at Carleton University. He received his B.Sc. degree (2008) in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, and his M.Sc. (2010) and Ph.D. (2013) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. Read more…

Eleanor Pullenayegum

BA, CA SM, PhD

Dr. Eleanor Pullenayegum is a Senior Scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is recipient of the CIHR New Investigator Award (2012-2017). Read more…

Dr. Jean-Philippe Rocheleau is a Professor and Researcher at the Department of Animal Health at Cegep de Saint-Hyacinthe. He also teaches Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Université de Montréal and is a member of the Research Group on Zoonoses Epidemiology and Public Health (GREZOSP). Read more…

Richard Rusk

BVSc, MD, CCFP, MPH

Dr. Richard Rusk is Manitoba’s Medical Officer of Health for Communicable Diseases. He received his MD and Masters of Public Health (MPH) both from the University of Manitoba. He has a Diploma in Community Health and Preventive Medicine from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Read more…

Curtis Russell

BSc, PhD

Dr. Curtis Russell is a Senior Program Specialist with the Enteric, Zoonotic, and Vector-Borne Diseases team at Public Health Ontario. Dr. Russell has spent the last 11 years working on vector-borne diseases in Ontario and has an interest in both the human and tick side of Lyme disease. Read more…

Dr. Anavaj Sakuntabhai is a researcher specializing in human genetics of infectious diseases. He received his MD from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand and completed post-doctoral training in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. Read more…

Jade Savage

BSc, PhD

Dr. Jade Savage is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Université de Bishop’s. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba and an emeritus curator at the Lyman Museum of McGill University. She completed her BSc in Biology and PhD in Entomology both at McGill University. Read more…

Lois Shepherd

MDCM, FRCP(C)

Dr. Lois Shepherd is the Operational Director of the Tumour Tissue Data Repository (TTDR) and Senior Investigator at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) at Queen’s University. She is also a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine at Queen’s. Read more…

Prameet Sheth

MSc, PhD, D(ABMM), F(CCM)

Dr. Prameet Sheth is a Clinical Microbiologist at the Kingston General Hospital. In his role at KGH, he oversees all the microbiological testing for patients that present to KGH and surrounding hospitals. He is also a Researcher and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University. Read more…

Mr. Steuart is currently the President of the Saskatchewan Lyme Disease Association. In his voluntary role, Mr. Steuart has demonstrated leadership and passion for helping individuals with Lyme disease in the province. Read more…

Pierre Sullivan

PhD, PEng, FCSME

Dr. Pierre Sullivan is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. He earned his Bachelor“s and Masters in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical Engineering) at Clarkson University in New York. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University. Read more…

Jason Tetro or the “The Germ Guy”, is an Author and renown media personality in science communication and marketing. For nearly a decade, he has been working to increase public awareness of microbes and health. Most of his efforts are in the form of columns and blogs. He has a weekly blog column with Huffington Post Canada, and is featured on various radio and television stations in Canada and worldwide, notably the CBC Radio One and Sirius XM. Read more…

George Tomlinson

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. George Tomlinson is a Biostatistician and Senior Scientist at the University Health Network and Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. He is also an Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Tomlinson has a MSc of Physiology and a PhD in Biostatistics both from the University of Toronto. Read more…

Karine Thivierge

MSc, PhD

Dr. Karine Thivierge is a Clinical Specialist in Medical Biology responsible for parasitology and tick-borne diseases at the Québec Public Health Laboratory (LSPQ). She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Parasitology at McGill University. She has a MSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and PhD in Virology both from McGill University. Read more…

Dr. Stephen Thomas is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. He received his MD from Albany Medical College in New York and completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Capital Consortium, respectfully. Read more…

Dave Verkh

BMSc, MD (Candidate)

Dave Verkh is a fourth-year medical student at the International American University – College of Medicine. He attended the University of Western Ontario, majoring in microbiology and immunology; particularly interested in the inflammatory response, certain interleukins, and vascular adhesion molecules. Read more…

Anne Vibien

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Anne Vibien is an Infectious Diseases Specialist and Medical Microbiologist in St-Hyacinthe, Québec. She is the Chief of Infectious Diseases at CISSS-ME (Integrated Health and Social Services Center-de la Montérégie-Est). Montérégie is highly prevalent for locally acquired Lyme disease, and as such, Dr. Vibien has been treating and following patients for a number of years. Read more…

Scott Weese

DVM, DVSc; Dipl ACVIM

Dr. Scott Weese is a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), the University of Guelph and a Zoonotic Disease/Public Health Microbiologist at the University of Guelph’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses. Read more…

Evan Wilson

BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Evan Wilson is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University. He completed his BSc in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University and a MSc in Immunology at the University of Alberta. Read more…

Dr. Jianhong Wu is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York University. He holds the life-long title of Distinguished Research Professor (2011), the Canada Research Chair in Industrial and Applied Mathematics since 2001, the NSERC/Sanofi Industrial Research Chair in Vaccine Mathematics, Modelling and Manufacturing, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Infectious Disease Modelling. Read more…

Kate Zinszer

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. Kate Zinszer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive & Social Medicine in the School of Public Health at the Université de Montréal and a researcher with the Institute de Recherche en Santé Publique. She has a MSc of Epidemiology from Dalhousie University and a PhD of Epidmeiology from McGill University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Read more…