Welcome to the Foodborne Disease Epidemiology Group

Salmonella serotype Typhi bacteria, credit CDC James Archer.

The Foodborne Disease Epidemiology Group investigates how foodborne diseases and other similar issues impact populations, and evaluates preventive responses particularly within the realm of public health. Ultimately, our work seeks both to create and to translate the evidence needed to prevent disease outcomes, in Canada and globally. 

Learn more about our research projects.

Learn more about our current and former members.

Shannon Majowicz

Associate Professor

My research aims to prevent foodborne and related diseases in Canadian and international contexts, and to enhance public health practice both broadly and within environmental health.

To this end, I investigate the burden and risks for these illnesses, and identify and evaluate interventions (including those currently in use, like food handler training). My research applies a systems lens to food-related health outcomes: food and its consumption is a confluence of risks and benefits which impact infectious diseases, chronic conditions, and nutrition, and I explore food safety strategies that account for the multiple health outcomes associated with the production and consumption of food.