Jennifer Gratrix

Jennifer Gratrix is the manager in the provincial STI program for Alberta Health Services. She has held various positions in the program including STI Clinic nurse, partner notification nurse, and epidemiologist providing her with the opportunity to be involved in a variety of STBBI projects from surveillance to implementation science.

Angela Draude

Angela Draude is the Director of Correctional Health with Alberta Health Services. She is an RN, with over 30 years of clinical and operational leadership in various federal and provincial correctional health service systems. Angela has led the implementation of STI programs, and in collaboration with provincial team partners, assisted with evaluation and best practice…

Dr. Rabia Ahmed

Dr. Rabia Ahmed is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. She is a specialist in infectious diseases and her clinical and academic focus is in developing novel models for health service delivery for marginalized and underserved populations, particularly in the areas of TB and STBBI.

Dr. Amy Hurford

Dr. Amy Hurford is an Associate Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in the Biology and Mathematics and Statistics departments, with a cross-appointment to the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hurford is a mathematical biologist whose research applies mathematical modelling to population dynamics, ecology, and evolutionary epidemiology. Dr. Hurford recently served as a member…

Dr. Jane Heffernan

Dr. Jane Heffernan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at York University and a York Research Chair (Tier II) in Multi-Scale Quantitative Methods for Evidence-based Health Policy. She is the director of the Centre for Disease Modelling and is on the board of directors of the Canadian Applied and Industrial…

Oscar Niragira

Dr. Oscar Niragira is a physician and Senior Epidemiologist with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). He works with the Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (CARSS) team on the development of the CARSS report. His prior experience includes work within PHAC on evidence-based clinical guidelines for sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections, and on healthcare-associated…

Jayson Shurgold

Mr. Shurgold is an acting manager in the Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force of the Public Health Agency of Canada and has been a part of the Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System since 2017. In collaboration with multiple partners, Jayson works to help develop and promote a comprehensive, integrated AMR and AMU surveillance system at the…

Dr. Donald Sheppard

Dr. Sheppard is the Executive Scientific Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force of the Public Health Agency of Canada and practices clinical infectious diseases and medical microbiology at the McGill University Health Centre. Dr. Sheppard’s research interests focus on elucidating the mechanisms by which biofilm-forming microorganisms cause human disease and resist antimicrobial therapy in…

Darlene Yellow Old Woman-Munro

Darlene Yellow Old Woman-Munro is a Siksika Elder born and raised on the Siksika Nation; she is the oldest of 10 children. Darlene has served her community through many roles as a community nurse, Treaty 7 Zone Director, Medical Services Branch and Chief.  In 2013, Darlene came out of semi-retirement to assist Siksika Nation with the flood disaster as a night…

Dr. Lilia Yumagulova

Dr. Lilia Yumagulova is a Bashkir woman with degrees in engineering and risk analysis and a PhD in resilience planning.  With over 20 years of work experience with government, NGOs, media, Indigenous communities and supranational organizations in Europe and North America, Lilia is the Program Director for the Preparing Our Home Program that empowers Indigenous youth leadership in community…

Dr. Emily Dicken

As an Indigenous scholar and practitioner in Emergency Management, Dr. Emily Dicken has over 15 years of experience and has held roles in organizations such as North Shore Emergency Management, First Nations Health Authority and Emergency Management BC. Across all areas of her work, Emily seeks to understand colonialism as an unnatural and enduring disaster impacting Indigenous…