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 14 years working on vector-borne diseases in Ontario and has an interest in both the human and tick side of Lyme disease. In 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.