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Graduate Coordinator | Associate Professor | MSc, PhD
Amy Greer is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Population Disease Modeling and Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine. Dr. Greer is also appointed as an Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. She currently serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Population Medicine.
Dr. Greer’s research program explores the introduction, spread, dynamics, and control of infectious diseases in populations. She integrates empirical data with mathematical models to test the mechanisms leading to the epidemic spread of pathogens and identify optimal intervention and control strategies. Her research aims to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of both public health and veterinary health interventions in order to make informed, evidence-based decisions regarding policy.
Current Graduate Students
Course Coordinator - POPM*6800 - Infectious Disease Modeling (next offered in Winter 2023).
Professional Experience & Honours
Dr. Greer received the Zoetis Faculty Award for Research Excellence in 2022 for her ongoing work on avian influenza.
She received an Award of Excellence from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities in 2020 for her dedication to the local community, students, and the broader post-secondary sector during the the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, she was awarded a Research Excellence Award from the University of Guelph in 2019, and was named to the Guelph Life Magazine, 40 under 40 list in 2016.
Dr. Greer has previously held scientific positions in the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control at the Public Health Agency of Canada. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.