One Health in Action: Confessions of a Veterinary Epidemiologist Working in the Field
Dr. Jan Sargeant
Dr. Jan M. Sargeant received her DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) and practiced as a food animal veterinarian for 4 years. She then obtained an MSc and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Guelph. Previously, Jan has been on faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University. She has been on faculty at the University of Guelph since 2007; she a professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College and also is the founding Director of the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ). CPHAZ is a virtual centre with over 60 faculty and approximately 100 student members from the University of Guelph who share an interest in animal-related aspects of public health and in One Health. She was recently induced as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Jan’s current research interests are the epidemiology of zoonotic pathogens (including foodborne pathogens and antibiotic-resistance), linking research across disciplines and among animal health and human health communities, and evidence-informed decision-making in agri-food public health. She is a co-lead and co-author of the REFLECT and STROBE-Vet reporting guidelines for clinical trials and observational studies in animal populations.