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Catherine Bouchard :  Epidemiology : Best Researcher Award

Associate professor at the University of Montreal – Canada

👨‍🏫 Catherine Bouchard stands as a distinguished academic and researcher in the domain of Epidemiology . Holding a Ph.d in  University of Montreal his professional journey exemplifies dedication and expertise. 📚

🌐 Professional Profiles:

Education 📚

Ph.D. in Epidemiology (2014): University of Montreal, St-Hyacinthe, Canada. Eco-epidemiology of Lyme disease in southwestern Quebec – study of environmental factors associated with its establishment. 🌿🦠D.M.V. Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (2007):University of Montreal, St-Hyacinthe, Canada, Graduate of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners 2007 🐾🎓

Research Interests 🧬🌍

Eco-epidemiology, Zoonoses, Vector-borne diseases, Veterinary public health, Human-Animal-Environment Interface, Spatial and geomatic epidemiology, Risk analysis, Decision support, Population survey, Adaptation to climate change, One Health,Interventional research.

Professional Experiences 🌐🔬

Veterinarian Epidemiologist, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada (2014 – present): Optimizing surveillance of emerging tick-borne diseases (TTDs) in the context of climate change. Identifying socio-behavioral and ecological risk factors related to TTDs. Measuring changes in knowledge, behavior, and perceptions towards TTDs. Developing, implementing, and evaluating integrated interventions against TTDs. Modeling the future expansion of TTDs. Strengthening public health practices. Publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals.Research Agent (Coordination), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Montreal University: Co-coordination of the Quebec multi-party observatory on zoonoses and adaptation to climate change. Coordinating training and knowledge transfer activities. Participating in prioritizing and identifying surveillance, prevention, and control strategies for zoonotic risks. Writing in government reports, scientific monitoring bulletins, and peer-reviewed scientific journals. Participating in writing funding requests.

Key Skills and Characteristics 🔍📊

Management of Scientific Research Projects, Overseeing Field and Laboratory Studies: Includes budget management, equipment supervision, and leading teams of students and interns, Coordination of Research, Training, and Knowledge Transfer Activities: Organizing conferences, workshops, and thematic days in public health, along with university-level teaching for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Scientific Writing and Reviewing: Proficiency in composing and revising scientific articles, Effective Communication Skills: Listening attentively, along with strong analytical capabilities and a friendly, team-oriented leadership approach, Results-Oriented Mindset: Focused on achieving solutions and delivering results.

Chapters or online books📚

📘 Chapter: Infectious Diseases: Published in: “Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action”. Year: 2022 Publisher: Government of Canada 📙 Chapter: Tick-borne diseases: Published in: “Earth Observation, Public Health and One Health, Activities, Challenges and Opportunities”. Year: May 2022 Publisher: Cabi Digital Library


🔬 Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN): Role: Co-director of Pillar 2, Responsibilities: Co-coordination of the “Risk reduction innovation” working group, Organizer for scientific committee/annual conference and tick symposium🕷️ Tick Expert Committee: Organization: National Institute of Public Health of Quebec, 🌐 Scientific Committee – Quebec multi-party observatory on zoonoses and adaptation to climate change, 🦠 Evaluation Committee: Organization: Research group in epidemiology of zoonoses and public health🏥 One Health Laboratory, 🐾 Director and/or Member of the Scientific Committee – Veterinary Public Health Conference 📊 Scientific Committee – Annual Public Health Day


Top Noted Publications by Dr.Catherine Bouchard 📚🔍:

Self-reported tick exposure as an indicator of Lyme disease risk in an endemic region of Quebec, Canada  Paper Published in 2024

Variation among strains of Borrelia burgdorferi in host tissue abundance and lifetime transmission determine the population strain structure in nature  Paper Published in 2023

The added value of One Health surveillance: data from questing ticks can provide an early signal for anaplasmosis outbreaks in animals and humans  Paper Published in 2023

Integrated human behavior and tick risk maps to prioritize Lyme disease interventions using a ‘One Health’ approach Paper Published in 2023

Behavioral risk factors associated with reported tick exposure in a Lyme disease high incidence region in Canada Paper Published in 2022

Criteria for selecting sentinel unit locations in a surveillance system for vector-borne disease: A decision tool  Paper Published in 2022

Fluralaner Baits Reduce the Infestation of Peromyscus spp. Mice (Rodentia: Cricetidae) by Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Larvae and Nymphs in a Natural Environment  Paper Published in 2022

An ecological approach to predict areas with established populations of Ixodes scapularis in Quebec, Canada  Paper Published in 2022

Sentinel Surveillance Contributes to Tracking Lyme Disease Spatiotemporal Risk Trends in Southern Quebec, Canada  Paper Published in  2022















Catherine Bouchard | Epidemiology | Best Researcher Award

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