Catherine Bouchard, DMV, PhD

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Veterinary epidemiologist

Catherine Bouchard has been a veterinary epidemiologist with the Public Health Agency of Canada for over five years. Dr. Bouchard completed her doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal. Her thesis included one of the first eco-epidemiological studies on Lyme disease. She has served as a co-coordinator with the Quebec multi-party observatory on zoonoses and climate change adaptation, established through a partnership between the Institut national de santé publique du Québec and the Université de Montréal. She has coordinated and taught epidemiology courses at the Université de Montréal for the past 10 years. Dr. Bouchard works in the Public Health Risk Sciences Division of the National Microbiology Laboratory. Her work is focussed on monitoring, control, and research in connection with Lyme disease and other emerging tick-borne diseases linked to climate change. Dr. Bouchard is especially interested in the social-behavioral/ecological factors that influence the risk of tick-borne diseases.