My research is in the emerging field of communicable disease genomic epidemiology – using whole-genome sequencing of bacterial and viral pathogens to understand outbreak and epidemic dynamics. Much of my work focuses on tuberculosis, and I have a particular interest in using genomics as a tool for improving TB service delivery in BC.

I completed a BSc at UBC (2000) and a PhD at SFU (2006), and joined BCCDC as a Senior Scientist in 2009, and when not sequencing TB genomes, I am involved with science documentary television – you can catch me on CBC’s The Nature of Things once or twice a season – and other science communication initiatives.

An up-to-date list of my publications can be found here.

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BC Centre for Disease Control
655 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5N0B3
MICB 405 Bioinformatics
SPPH 581S Risk & Communication in Public Health