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.
After completing her DVM, she developed and coordinated the International Veterinary Group, in which she contributed to the development of different tools and project, including a remote veterinary advice service for residents of Nunavut. Her expertise is in zoonoses epidemiology, with an emphasis on the evaluation of preventive interventions, programs and policies coherent with a One Health approach. She has led the first Canadian population surveys on Lyme disease in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and her work has contributed to understand and measure factors that may influence the adoption of Lyme disease preventive behaviors by individuals in several settings in Canada and Europe.
Dr. Aenishaenslin is a Principal Applicant on the grant and will act as a Co-lead for Pillar 4, particularly activities involving knowledge translation and training such as the development and subsequent analysis of national surveys for the public and Health Care Professionals that inform gaps in Lyme knowledge, attitudes and practices.