Shelly McNeil Bio

Shelly McNeil



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. Dr. McNeil received her MD from Dalhousie University, and completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Dalhousie University and the University of Michigan, respectively. She is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.


Dr. McNeil is an experienced Infectious Disease Physician who has treated Lyme disease in clinical practice. She also has significant experience in coordination of large multicenter networks that recruit patients for cohort studies. She is the successful Principal Investigator for the Severe Outcome Surveillance (SOS) Network in the Canadian Immunization Research Network.


Dr. McNeil is a Principal Applicant on the grant.  She will help coordinate the establishment of foundational resources (the national biobank and cohort) and oversee and coordinate patient recruitment in Nova Scotia.  She will also help to guide clinical sciences and health services research (Pillar 3).