I am a Professor and 2021-2024 Faculty of Science Research Chair in Fundamental Science with the Department of Mathematics, a member of the Data Science NEXUS and a faculty member of the VADA Graduate Training Program, all at the University of Manitoba. I am also a member of the Canadian Centre for Disease Modelling, the Canadian COVID-19 Mathematical Modelling Task Force and three of the NSERC Emerging Infectious Disease consortium projects (CANMOD, MfPH and OMNI/RÉUNIS).
My research deals primarily with population movement in epidemiology and ecology, with particular interest on the spatio-temporal spread of infectious diseases. In this context, I am interested in two main aspects: the relationship between mobility modalities and the fast global spread of infectious pathogens, as well as the effect of interconnections of public health systems with a variety of health practices. I use mathematical modelling to consider the risk of importation of disease to various public health entities. I have also dabbled with other mathematical biology problems.
In the context of the international response to COVID-19, my work is mostly concerned with the spatio-temporal spread of the infection. In particular, I have focused on the risk of travel-related importation of cases.
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