Kaitlin Young

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Specializes in knowledge synthesis and translation on infectious disease public health issues. Methods expertise includes systematic reviews, scoping reviews, meta-analysis, rapid reviews, literature surveillance, and risk profiles.

Current research and/or projects

Research focuses on the application of a variety of synthesis methods to support the evidence needs on priority public health issues in Canada (e.g., vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance). 

Research and/or project statements

Topic area expertise include

Infectious diseases: COVID-19 and Avian Influenza

Vectorborne diseases: Babesia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Other: Wastewater surveillance, Antimicrobial resistance

Education and awards

BSc Biochemistry, University of New Brunswick, 2013-2017

MPH, University of Guelph, 2017-2019


Key publications

[1] Corrin T, Rabeenthira P, Young KM, Mathiyalagan G, Baumeister A, Pussegoda K, Waddell LA. A scoping review of human pathogens detected in untreated human wastewater and sludge. J Water Health 2024; jwh2024326. https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2024.326

[2] Young KM, Isada MJ, Reist M, Uhland FC, Sherk LM, Carson CA. A scoping review of the distribution and frequency of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in shrimp and salmon. Epidemiology & Infection. Cambridge University Press; 2023;151:e1. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268822001819

[3] Corrin T, Ayache D, Baumeister A, Young KM, Pussegoda K, Ahmad R, Waddell LA. COVID-19 literature surveillance—A framework to manage the literature and support evidence-based decision-making on a rapidly evolving public health topic. Can Commun Dis Rep 2023;49(1):5–9. https://doi.org/10.14745/ccdr.v49i01a02

[4] Isada MJ, Reist M, MacKinnon MC, Uhland FC, Young KM, Gibbens K, et al. Characterisation of burden of illness measures associated with human (Fluoro)quinolone-resistant Campylobacter spp. infections – a scoping review. Epidemiology & Infection. Cambridge University Press; 2022;150:e205. https://doi.org/10.1017/S095026882200139X

[5] Loest D, Uhland FC, Young KM, Li X-Z, Mulvey MR, Reid-Smith R, et al. Carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli from shrimp and salmon available for purchase by consumers in Canada: a risk profile using the Codex framework. Epidemiology & Infection. Cambridge University Press; 2022;150:e148. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268822001030

[6] Baumeister A, Corrin T, Abid H, Young KM, Ayache D, Waddell L. The quality of systematic reviews and other synthesis in the time of COVID-19. Epidemiology & Infection. Cambridge University Press; 2021;149:e182. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268821001758

[7] Young KM, Corrin T, Wilhelm B, Uhland C, Greig J, Mascarenhas M, et al. (2019) Zoonotic Babesia: A scoping review of the global evidence. PLoS ONE; 2019;14:e0226781. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226781