Emily is a 2nd year MSc. (Epidemiology) student in the Department of Population Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Katie Clow. She completed a BSc. in Microbiology (Honours) from the University of Guelph in 2019.
She is enrolled in the Collaborative Specialization in One Health program, and is the Junior Lead for the One Health Student Committee Fundraising and Community Outreach team.
Emily is currently studying the spatial and temporal patterns of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, and associated pathogens, including Lyme disease, in Ontario, Canada. She is looking at her research using a One Health perspective in hopes to further shed a light on the blacklegged tick range expansion across the province. Understanding these patterns could potentially help improve methods to minimize or prevent the exposure of the blacklegged tick, which could minimize the transmission of tick-borne diseases. Additionally, she analyzing risk area classification methods using various tick surveillance techniques for active tick surveillance in Canada.