Director, Centre for Coastal Health

I operate a NGO called the Centre for Coastal Health located in Nanaimo. The CCH serves as a population health practices focussed on promoting healthy relations between people, animals and our shared environment

My primary appointment is in the Department of ecosystem and Public Health at the University of Calgary where I teach a course called Animals, Health and Society as well as graduate courses in introduction to epidemiology. I also participate in multi-univ

1859 Delanice Way
Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9B3

Dhakal S, Stephen C, Ale A, Joshi DD. (in press). Knowledge and Practices of Pig Farmers Regarding Japanese Encephalitis in Kathmandu, Nepal. Zoonoses and Public Health

Chapinal N, Elkin B Joly D Schumaker B, Stephen C. (in press). Agreement between the caudal fold test and serological tests for the detection of Mycobacterium bovis infection in bison. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

Valiex S, Lokugalappati LGS, Abeynayake P, Prasad T, Chandrasiri ADN, Daniel SLA, Stephen C, Leighton T. 2012. A feasibility study for the establishment of a national wildlife health centre in Sri Lanka. Rev sci tech Off int Epiz. 30(3): 740-753.

Anholt RM, Stephen C, Copes R. (2012 in press). Strategies for collaboration for the interdisciplinary field of emerging zoonotic diseases. Zoonoses and Public Health

Dissanayake R, Stephen C, Daniel S, Abeynayake P. 2012. (In press) Gap assessment of animal health legislation in Sri Lanka for emerging infectious diseases preparedness . Outlook on Agriculture

Munasinghe N, Stephen C, Roberston C, Abeynayake P. (2012 )Seeking farm level and geographic predictors of antibiotic use in Sri Lankan shrimp farms. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 24(1):22-29

Pollock S, Stephen C, Skuridina N, Kosatsky T. (2011) Raising Chickens in City Backyards: The Public Health Role. J community health Nov 15 (Epub ahead of print)

Sawford K, Robertson C, Gunawardena S, Stephen C (2011) Development and Application of a Framework for Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence in Lower Resource Settings. J Bioterr Biodef S4:001. doi:10.4172/2157-2526.S4-001

Galanis E, Parmley J, De With N, and the British Columbia Integrated Surveillance of Foodborne Pathogens Working Group. 2011. Integrated surveillance of Salmonella along the food chain using existing data and resources in British Columbia, Canada. Food Research International, doi:10.1016/j.foodres.201104.015

Burns T, Guerin M, Kelton D, Ribble C, Stephen C. 2011. On-farm study of human contact networks to document potential pathways of avian influenza transmission between commercial poultry farms in Ontario, Canada. Transboundary and Emerging Disease. 58(510-518)

Robertson, C., K. Sawford, S Gunawardena, T. A. Nelson, F Nathoo, C Stephen.2011. A hidden markov model for analysis of frontline veterinary data for emerging zoonotic disease surveillance. PLoS ONE. 6(9): e24833. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024833

Robertson C, Nelson T, Stephen C. (2011) Spatial epidemiology of suspected clinical leptospirosis in Sri Lanka, Epidemiology and Infection. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268811001014 Published online: 07 June 2011

Duncan C, Bartlett K, Lester S, Bobsien B, Campbell J, Stephen C, Raverty R. 2011. Surveillance of Cryptococcus gatti in horses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Medical Mycology. Early OnLine 1-5.

Burns T, Ribble C, Stephen C, Kelton D. (2011). Preliminary investigation of bird and human movement and disease management practices in non-commercial poultry flocks in southwest British Columbia. Avian Diseases. Published Online: May 18, 2011

Ribble C, Stitt T, Iwasawa S, Toews L, Stephen C. 2010. A review of alternative practices to antimicrobial use for disease control in the commercial feedlot-executive summary .Canadian Journal of Infectious Disease and Medical Microbiology. 21(3): 128-129 (with link to full report).

Munasinghe N, Stephen C, Abeynayake P, Abeygunwardena I. 2010. Shrimp farming practices in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka: Implications for disease control, industry sustainability and rural development. Veterinary Medicine International . Article ID 679130, 7 pages doi: 10.4061/2010/679130

Robertson, C, K Sawford, SLA Daniel, TA Nelson, C Stephen. 2010. Mobile phone-based infectious disease surveillance in in Sri Lanka. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 16(10): [serial on the Internet].

Stephen C, Daibes, I. 2010. Defining features of the practice of global health research: an examination of 14 global health research teams. Global Health Action 3: 5188.

Stephen C, Ninghui L, Zhang L, Yeh. F. 2010. Animal health policy principles for highly pathogenic avian influenza: Shared experience from China and Canada. Zoonoses and Public Health DOI: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2010.01351.x

Vrbova L, Stephen C, Kasman N, Boehnke R, Doyle-Waters M, ChablittpClark A, Gibson B, Brauer M, Patrick D. 2010. Systematic Review of Surveillance Systems for Emerging Zoonoses. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 57(3): 154-161

1. Environmental health and emerging environmental risk
2. The positive and negative relations between human, animal and environmental health
3. Veterinary public health