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Emily Jenkins Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Research Area(s)

  • Parasitology, zoonotic diseases

Academic Credentials

  • PhD, Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan
  • DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • BSc Hon, Zoology, University of Alberta
  • Associate Professor, Veterinary Public Health & Food Safety
  • Joint Member, School of Public Health

Current affiliations:

  • Joint member, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan
  • Associate member, Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre, Western/Northern region

Research Interests

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  • Detection, characterization, and epidemiological investigation of zoonotic diseases (especially parasitoses).
  • Impact of climate change on ecology of diseases at the interface of public and animal health.
  • Current and emerging risks to food security and safety, especially country food security and safety in Canada's North.


Recent Publications:

J. Schurer, M. Pawlik, A. Huber, B. Elkin, D. Cluff, J. Pongracz, K. Gesy, B. Wagner, B. Dixon, H. Merks, M. Bal, E. Jenkins. 2016. Intestinal parasites of wolves (Canis lupus) in northern and western Canada.  Canadian Journal of Zoology, Published online June 15. Doi: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0017 http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjz-2016-0017#.V4PtFVcwdEc

S.A. Elmore, K.P. Huyvaert,  L.L. Bailey, A. Iqbal, C. Su, B.R. Dixon, R.T. Alisauskas, A.A. Gajadhar, and E.J.Jenkins. Multi-scale occupancy approach to estimate Toxoplasma gondii prevalence and detection probability in tissues: an application and guide for field sampling. International Journal for Parasitology, available online May 4, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.04.003 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020751916300480

J.M. Schurer, E. Rafferty, M. Schwandt, W. Zeng, M.Farag, and E.J. Jenkins.  Toxoplasmosis and toxocariasis: an assessment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus co-morbidity and health-care costs in Canada.  American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published online May 2, 2016 , doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0729

EJ Jenkins, A Simon, N Bachand, C Stephen. 2015. Wildlife parasites in a One Health world. Trends in parasitology 31(5): 174-180. doi:10.1016/http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1471492215000033 015.01.002

AJ Lymbery, EJ Jenkins, JM Schurer, RCA Thompson.  2015. Echinococcus canadensis, E. borealis, and E. intermedius. What's in a name? Trends in parasitology, 2015 31(1):23-29.  doi:10.1016/http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S147149221400186X 2014.11.003

JM Schurer, K Phipps, C Okemow, H Beatch, E Jenkins. 2014. Stabilizing dog populations and improving animal and public health through a participatory approach in indigenous communities.  Zoonoses and Public Health doi:10.1111/zph.12173 

KM Gesy, JM Schurer, A Massolo, S Liccioli, BT Elkin, R Alisauskas, EJ Jenkins. 2014. Unexpected diversity of the cestode Echinococcus multilocularis in wildlife in Canada, International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 3(2): 81-87; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2014.03.002.

SA Elmore, KP Huyvaert, LL Bailey, J Milhous, RT Alisauskas, AA Gajadhar, EJ Jenkins. 2014. Toxoplasma gondii exposure in arctic-nesting geese: A multi-state occupancy framework and comparison of serological assays. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 3(2): 147-153; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2014.05.005.

EJ Jenkins, L Castrodale, S de Rosemond, B Dixon, S ElmoreK Gesy, E Hoberg, L Polley, J Schurer, M Simard, and RCA Thompson.  2013. Tradition and transition: Parasitic zoonoses of people and animals in Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland.  Advances in Parasitology 82: 33-204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-407706-5.00002-2