September 22, 2011
Dr. Jan Sargeant received her DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) and practiced as a food animal veterinarian for four years. She then obtained an M.Sc. and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Guelph. Jan has been faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University and in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University. Currently, she is the Director of the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses and a professor in the Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, and holds a CIHR chair in applied public health.
Dr. Sargeant’s research interests include zoonotic disease prevention and control, food and water safety, the role of veterinary medicine in public health and the input of research into public health decision-making.