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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"Being able to make a provincial-level impact as well as making a positive impact on the lives of Ontarians."

Andrea Boggild, Medical microbiologist


Academic degrees and accreditations

  • Doctor of medicine, University of Toronto
  • Master of science (Parasitology), Auburn University
  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Gorgas Memorial Institute and the Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”
  • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Medical Microbiology University of Toronto

Areas of expertise

  • Tropical medicine
  • Travel and migration medicine
  • Parasitology
  • Global health

PHO research interests

  • Optimization of diagnostic testing in parasitology
  • Malaria surveillance
  • Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of leishmaniasis

Current PHO research activities

  • Validation of commercial enzyme immunoassays for helminth serology.
  • Evaluation of multiplex molecular platforms for rapid detection of enteric. parasitic pathogens Optimization of molecular diagnosis of malaria.
  • Monitoring laboratory characteristics of imported malaria to Ontario (including markers of drug resistance).
  • Surveillance of illness in returned Canadian travelers via CanTravNet-Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • Development of a molecular diagnostic algorithm for detection and species identification of Leishmania.
  • Investigating the role of Leishmania RNA virus-1 in the Pathogenesis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis.
  • Discovering the spectrum of represented pathogens in febrile returned travelers.

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