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CECILE AENISHAENSLIN

DIRECTOR
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Cécile Aenishaenslin is a professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal and a researcher at the Public Health Research Center and the Groupe de recherche en épidémiologie des zoonoses et santé publique (GREZOSP). 

A veterinarian and epidemiologist, Dr. Aenishaenslin is also trained in public health and international studies. A research scholar of the Fond de la recherche du Québec en Santé (FRQS), she conducts transdisciplinary research aimed at better understanding the effects of global changes on animal and zoonotic diseases and at developing interventions, programs and policies consistent with a "One Health" approach. 

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JEAN-PHILIPPE ROCHELEAU

CO-DIRECTOR

With a PhD in veterinary medicine and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Montreal, Jean-Philippe Rocheleau began his career as a clinician in companion animal medicine and surgery, then as a professor and coordinator of the Department of Animal Health at the Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe. He is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine since 2019.


His work today focuses on the application of "One Health" principles to various issues at the human-animal-environment interface. He focuses on the application of epidemiological methods, spatial analysis and qualitative research to the integrated analysis of data from different species, including humans.

 

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PHD'S STUDENTS

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Sarah Mediouni

PhD Candidate

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Natasha Bowser

PhD Candidate

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Lea Delesalle

PhD Candidate

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Antoine Boudreau Leblanc

PhD Candidate

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Nikky Millar

PhD candidate

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Vìtoria Régia Lima Campêlo

Étudiante au doctorat

 

MASTER'S STUDENTS

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Laurence Daigle

MSc Student

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Liliana Potes

MSc Student

 

RESEARCH TEAM

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Charlotte Nury

Research assistant

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Sarah-Kim Bisson

Research assistant

Catherine Bouchard

Collaboratrice

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BIOGRAPHY OF THE TEAM MEMBERS

 
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Sarah Mediouni

DOCTORATE STUDENT | 2019

Sarah graduated from the National School of Veterinary Medicine of Tunisia in 2017. Having obtained an excellence scholarship for a research master's and PhD abroad, she completed the master's program in public health at the University of Montreal. In this time, she worked on human exposure to rabies (in particular through dog bites) in the Inuit communities of Nunavik (Quebec-Canada). 

Sarah is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal, under the supervision of Cécile Aenishaenslin and the co-supervision of Hélène Carabin. Her project consists of evaluating the economic and health impacts of the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS). 

Her research interests are zoonotic diseases, antibiotic resistance and the application of integrated “One Health” approaches in epidemiological surveillance. 

Sarah has been a member of the Groupe de recherche sur l’épidémiologie des zoonoses et la santé publique (GREZOSP) since 2018 and is also affiliated with the Centre de recherche en santé publique (CreSP). 

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Natasha Bowser

DOCTORATE STUDENT | 2019

Assessing the adaptation of the Canadian population to Lyme disease from a “One Health” perspective .

Natasha graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2010. She then worked for eight years in equine and companion animal clinical practice in the UK and Canada. 

After becoming interested in zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance, she undertook a part-time master's degree in “One Health”, which she completed in 2018. The subject of her thesis was the use of dogs as sentinels for human infectious diseases. 

Natasha joined the PhD program in Veterinary Sciences (epidemiology option) at the University of Montreal in 2020, under the supervision of Cécile Aenishaenslin and Catherine Bouchard. Her current research includes evaluating the adaptation of the Canadian population to Lyme disease using mixed methods. Her research interests include health behavior change and disease prevention within the framework of “One Health”. 

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Lea Delesalle

DOCTORATE STUDENT | 2019

Prioritization of risk control interventions related to dog populations in Nunavik.

Léa is a veterinarian and currently a PhD student in epidemiology. Her thesis aims to identify sustainable interventions to respond to “One Health” issues related to dogs in northern communities in Quebec, notably through a participatory approach. Her interest in health issues at the human-animal-environment interface took shape at the end of her training in veterinary medicine, leading to a thesis on the use of antibiotics in poultry farming. 

She then completed a master's degree in Integrated Tropical Animal Disease Management provided by ENVT and CIRAD (France) and produced a risk map of the transmission of pathogens from wild boar to domestic pigs. In addition, she is also passionate about the popularization of science and co-produces the “Science Infuse” podcast for GREZOSP. 

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Antoine Boudreau Leblanc

DOCTORAL STUDENT | 2018

Title: Ecosystem bioethics: health, agriculture and biodiversity - the case of antimicrobials in the context of big data, innovation systems and emerging transdisciplinary initiatives such as One Health and Ecohealth

Antoine is an ecologist by training (M.Sc.) and has been interested throughout his career in philosophy (1st and 2nd cycle certificates). Aiming to reconcile his two fields of interest, in 2018 he began a doctorate in bioethics at the University of Montreal under the supervision of Bryn Williams-Jones and Cécile Aenishaenslin. He is a grant holder of the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO) and the Global One Health Network as well as in charge of the Ethics, Health and Big Data course BIE 6501-2-3 (3 credits, 2nd / 3rd cycle) and involved in several committees. in human (CER) and animal (CPA) research ethics

His doctoral thesis is entitled Ecosystem bioethics: health, agriculture and biodiversity. By this, he is particularly interested in the process and practice of developing ethics of science and technology in health, society and environment (bio) by / for / with techno-social-ecological communities. These community ethics could potentiate the efforts of integration, research and governance by a greater fluidity of the processes of exchanges of sensitive data and of collaborations leading to innovation despite the remoteness of the fields of knowledge by the implementation of translation and mediation systems thus respecting the values and plural interests of the imperatives of health, agriculture and biodiversity. For him, ecology is more than the fundamental study of the system and “environmental” phenomena (Okios) for the purpose of planning “natural” environments. Ecology is also a model, an approach, a paradigm and an ethics establishing itself and emerging here and elsewhere, coming to integrate sciences and humanities in order to make room for the groups that "surround" us at the time of our daily reflections: our entourage in society nestled in an ecosystem of beings and innovations.

Affiliation: Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO) , Global One Health Network (Global1HN), International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital (OBVIA), Canadian Journal of Bioethics (member of the editorial team), Group of zoonoses epidemiology and public health research (GREZOSP), Public health research center (CReSP).

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Nikky Millar

DOCTORAL STUDENT | 2019

Impacts and acceptability of restricting the use of Category 1 antimicrobials in dairy production

After completing her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the Université de Montréal in May 2019, Nikky began a master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences, Epidemiology option at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Université de Montréal.  She is particularly interested in antibiotic resistance and the different surveillance systems for antibiotic use at the human-animal-environment interface.  

Her master's degree aims to 1) determine the impacts of the implementation of a new regulation aimed at restricting the use of Category I antimicrobials in dairy production on the sale of veterinary drugs in Quebec 2) study the factors associated with the reduction of Category I antimicrobials and 3) explore the main obstacles and facilitators to the implementation of this new regulation. A mixed methods approach is used to explore these elements.  

 
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Victoria Campêlo Lima

DOCTORAL STUDENT | 2020

Vitória completed her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Brasília at the end of 2019. During her studies, she had the opportunity to do internships in infectious disease control organizatio as the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA). She thus developed an interest in the control and diagnosis of infectious diseases.

 After graduation, she worked as a veterinarian, involved in the diagnosis of glanders and equine infectious anemia in a veterinary laboratory in Brazil.

 

In September 2020, she started a master's degree in epidemiology at the University of Montreal under the direction of Simon Dufour and the co-direction of Cécile Aenishaenslin and Manon Racicot.

 

Using a mixed approach (qualitative and quantitative), her research project aims to describe the biosecurity status of dairy farms in Canada and to understand the difficulties that dairy producers may face and that prevent them from implementing biosecurity measures on their farms.

 
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Laurence Daigle

MASTER'S STUDENT | 2018

Study on the occurrence of bites and their bite risk factors in northern communities in Quebec.

Laurence completed her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal in May 2020 and is currently a veterinarian in small animal practice. She is also a master's degree student in Veterinary Sciences, Epidemiology option) since May 2018, at the Université de Montréal. Since 2008, she has been a dog sled guide and has developed a passion for fresh air and the great outdoors. 

Her passions for veterinary public health, the Arctic and sled dogs led her to a project in Nunavik related to dogs. Her master's project, directed by Dr. Cécile Aenishaenslin and co-directed by Dr. André Ravel, focuses on dog bites in indigenous communities of Northern Quebec, with a "One Health" perspective. This project is part of a project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research entitled "Balancing Illness and Wellness at the Human-Dog Interface in Northern Canada", directed by Dr. André Ravel. Laurence's research interests are primarily in the areas of zoonotic diseases, international development and integrated "One Health" approaches. 

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Liliana Potes

MASTER'S STUDENT | 2019

Evaluation of a “One Health” intervention to reduce the risk of Lyme disease on the territory of the city of Bromont.

Liliana is a microbiologist, trained at the University of Montreal, with experience in the analysis, supervision and training of personnel in the environmental and pharmaceutical fields. Liliana continued her studies at the same university where she completed a master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health. She gained expertise in program evaluation through the Ministère de l’Agriculture, Pêcheries et Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ), where as part of a master's internship she participated in the evaluation of the pilot project of the Programme intégrée de santé animale du Québec (PISAQ) for the campaign to prevent and control abortions in small ruminant herds. 

Liliana is currently a master's student in epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, working on an integrated “One Health” intervention to reduce the risk of Lyme disease in the Bromont region. 

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Charlotte Nury

RESEARCH ASSISTANT | 2019

Charlotte is a doctoral undergraduate student in veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal (class of 2023). She previously completed a college diploma in Bioecological Techniques and had the chance to work in an educational context in the Yukon, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut.

 

Charlotte joined the One Health Lab in 2019 as a teaching assistant for the International Veterinary Development course. Thanks to seed funding from the Global 1 Health Network, she is now participating in a project to strengthen the integration of the One Health concept and indigenous knowledge in the governance of infectious diseases sensitive to climate change of the Canadian Arctic. More precisely, its role consists in listing the miscc surveillance systems in place by carrying out a gray literature review on the subject.

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