Curtis Russell Bio

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.┬áIn his role, he provides expert advice and consultative services to Ontario’s public health units on vector-borne diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. He received his PhD in Biology from Brock University.


Dr. Russell is a Co-Applicant on the grant. He will assist with blacklegged tick surveillance and contribute to various Network databases.