Dr. Michael Becker

Dr. Michael Becker currently works as a research scientist at the Public Health Agency of Canada. His research program explores diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 and sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs), with a focus on deploying, evaluating, and developing rapid or point-of-care tests. This work strives to support Northern, Remote, and Isolated (NRI) communities by…

Monali Varia

Monali Varia currently serves as the Director, Public Health Intelligence at Peel Public Health. Her portfolio includes public health surveillance, population health assessment, evaluation and emergency response. As an epidemiologist with certification in infection control, Monali has had the opportunity to work in public health at various levels of government in communicable disease control and…

Dr. Steve E. Hrudey

Dr. Hrudey is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He was the 97th President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) in 2016-17. Dr. Hrudey has been engaged in environmental and public health risk research for 50 years and has published extensively (>200 refereed…

Dr. Malika Sharma

Dr. Malika Sharma is an HIV and Infectious Diseases physician and Clinician Teacher at St. Michael’s Hospital. Clinically, she focuses on caring for people and communities who are often marginalized and oppressed by our healthcare systems, including those who use substances and people living with HIV. Her teaching and scholarly interests center on anti-racist and…

Jennifer van Gennip

Jennifer van Gennip is the Executive Director of Action Hepatitis Canada, a pan-Canadian coalition of over 70 community-based organizations. AHC’s mandate is to hold the government accountable to their commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Jennifer is an experienced advocate who approaches viral hepatitis elimination through a lens of social justice and health equity.

Dr. Josh Aquin

Joshua Aquin, MD, MPH, CCFP is a resident public health physician at the University of Manitoba. He also practices family medicine in Winnipeg, MB.

Dr. Jesse Papenburg

Dr. Jesse Papenburg is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and an Associate Member of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University. He practices Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. Dr. Papenburg obtained his medical degree from McGill University and completed…

Dr. Robyn Harrison

Dr. Robyn Harrison is an Infectious Disease Specialist who works in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a Communicable Disease Consultant for the province wide Alberta Health Services Workplace Health and Safety Program (a position she has held since 2009). She has also served as consultant for the Covenant Health Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Program (2008-2014)….

Dr Jacob Lazarus

After earning his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lazarus completed residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he is currently on faculty. At MGH, in his work with the Biothreats Response Team, Dr. Lazarus has performed patient care and contributed to process improvement and research on emerging…

Dr. Erica S Shenoy

Dr. Shenoy is an infectious diseases physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where she is Medical Director of the Emerging Special Pathogens Treatment Center at MGH. She is the Associate Chief of the MGH Infection Control Unit and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shenoy is a Fellow in both the…

Diana Gibson

Diana Gibson is a MSc student from McGill University in Public Health and Infectious Disease with interests in epidemiology and disease modelling.

Dr. Ameeta Singh

Dr. Ameeta Singh is a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on sexually transmitted infections and HIV, particularly guideline development, program evaluation, prevention and rapid testing. She was the Alberta provincial consultant for sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI) from 1998 to 2008, and the…