Dr. Richard Mather

Public Health Physician
Health Protection

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"I am excited to be able to contribute to the important scientific and technical guidance provided by PHO to improve the health of the people of Ontario. I strive to work collaboratively with colleagues in government, local public health and community partners and contribute to the high quality public health guidance that PHO is recognized for as a leader across Canada and internationally."

Areas of Expertise

  • communicable disease control and prevention
  • infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology
  • outbreak management


Assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University

Academic Degrees and Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences), Queen’s University
  • Master of Science (Molecular Biology and Genetics), University of Guelph
  • Doctor of Medicine, Queen’s University
  • Master of Science (Control of Infectious Diseases), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
  • Fellow (Public Health and Preventive Medicine) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC)

PHO Research Interests

  • Collaborating on COVID-19 case and outbreak investigation reports in Ontario

PHO Research Activities

  • COVID-19
  • Enteric diseases
  • Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases
  • Communicable diseases

Selected Publications

  1. Mather RG, Hopkins H, Parry CM, Dittrich S. Redefining typhoid diagnosis: what would an improved test need to look like? BMJ Glob Health. 2019;4(5):e001831. 
  2. Goard CA, Mather RG, Vinepal B, Clendening JW, Martirosyan A, Boutros PC, et al. Differential interactions between statins and P-glycoprotein: implications for exploiting statins as anticancer agents. Int J Cancer. 2010;127(12):2936-48. 

View more publications by Dr. Richard Mather on PubMed.gov

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Updated 5 June 2021