Dr. Amy Greer

Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor, University of Guelph

infectious diseases, transmission of infectious diseases, epidemiology, pandemics, disease dynamics, public health, emerging diseases, intervention, COVID-19



Amy Greer is a Canada Research Chair in Population Disease Modeling and Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. Greer has previously held scientific positions in the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control at the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Greer’s research program explores the introduction, spread, dynamics, and control of infectious diseases in populations. She integrates empirical data with mathematical models to test the mechanisms leading to the epidemic spread of pathogens and identifies optimal intervention and control strategies. Greer's research aims to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of both public health and veterinary health interventions in order to make informed decisions regarding public health policy.


  • infectious diseases
  • transmission of infectious diseases
  • epidemiology
  • pandemics
  • disease dynamics
  • public health
  • emerging diseases
  • intervention
  • COVID-19