Emily Jenkins, PhD, DVM, BSc Hon

Assistant Professor, Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety
Department of Veterinary Microbiology
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5B4

Email: emily.jenkins@usask.ca

Research interests:

  • Detect, characterize (using morphological and molecular techniques), and understand the ecology of parasitic zoonoses (such as Echinococcus, Toxoplasma, and Giardia) with wildlife reservoirs in northwestern Canada
  • Determine effects of environmental and anthropogenic change on the distribution and transmission of zoonoses with wildlife reservoirs in northwestern Canada
  • Provide the scientific basis to assess, mitigate, and communicate risks to public and animal health associated with country food safety and parasitic zoonoses in remote, rural, and Indigenous communities in Canada

Keywords: Wildlife, disease ecology, zoonoses, climate change, indigenous health.

Recent Publications:

E.J. 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/j.pt.2015.01.002
A.J. Lymbery, E.J. Jenkins, J.M. Schurer, R.C.A. 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/j.pt.2014.11.003

S.A. Elmore, K.P. Huyvaert, L.L. Bailey, J. Milhous, R.T. Alisauskas, A.A. Gajadhar, E.J. 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.

J.M. 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

K.M. Gesy, J.M. Schurer, A. Massolo, S. Liccioli, B.T. Elkin, R. Alisauskas, E.J. 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.