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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"I am a true “One Health” practitioner and PHO has provided me with an incredible opportunity to draw upon all of my education and experiences to embrace the entire human–animal–environmental public health continuum, which is a strong focus of our organization. Moreover, PHO fosters a culture of extraordinary thinking. Innovation, teaching, education, research, and exemplary clinical standards are nurtured, encouraged, and strongly and positively supported by PHO. PHO is a world-class organization, with world-class leadership, and I am both proud and privileged to be a part of it."

Anna Majury, Clinical microbiologist


Academic degrees and accreditations

  • Doctor of philosophy (Microbiology and Immunology), Queen’s University
  • Doctor of veterinary medicine (Veterinary Medicine and Surgery), University of Guelph
  • Master of science (Veterinary Immunology and Infectious Diseases), University of Guelph
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Clinician Scientist Fellowship, Queen’s University
  • Fellowship (Clinical Microbiology), University of Toronto

Areas of expertise

  • One Health
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Pandemic influenza
  • Infectious diseases epidemiology
  • Zoonotic diseases 
  • Food and waterborne pathogens
  • Veterinary infectious diseases

PHO research interests

  • Water in marginalized and indigenous context 
  • Zoonoses 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Health policy
  • Food and waterborne pathogens

Current PHO research activities

  • Investigating the linkage between laboratory and epidemiologic surveillance as an early alert for influenza activity using self-testing results from callers to Telehealth.
  • Investigating the implications of both testing and consumption related to metagenomics of drinking well water in Ontario.
  • Examining drinking well water quality in Ontario via a geospatial, clinical and statistical analysis of contamination.
  • Using social hydrology and basic science to examine water related vulnerabilities across the one health paradigm

Top publications

  1. McGolrick D, Belanger P, Richardson H, Moore K, Maier A, Majury A. Evaluation of self-swabbing coupled with a telephone health helpline as an adjunct tool for surveillance of influenza viruses in Ontario. BMC Public Health. 2016;16(1):1017.

  2. Krolik J, Maier A, Thompson S, Majury A. Microbial source tracking of private well water samples across at-risk regions in southern Ontario and analysis of traditional fecal indicator bacteria assays including culture and qPCR. J Water Health. 2016;14(6):1047-58.

  3. Sanderson H, Fricker C, Brown S, Majury A, Liss SN. Antibiotic resistance genes as an emerging environmental contaminant. Environ Rev. 2016;24(2):205-18.

  4. Willmore J, Ellis E, Etches V, Labrecque L, Osiowy C, Andonov A, Achonu C, McDermaid C, Maher M, Majury A, MacLean B, Levy I. Public health response to a large-scale endoscopy infection control breach in a nonhospital clinic. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015; 26(2):77-84.

  5. Krolik J, Evans G, Belanger P, Maier A, Hall G, Joyce A, Guimont S, Pelot A, Majury A. Microbial source tracking and spatial analysis of E. coli contaminated private well waters in southeastern Ontario. J Water Health. 2014;12(2):348-57.

  6. Krolik J, Maier A, Hall G, Evans G, Belanger P, Hall G, Joyce A, Majury A. A spatial analysis of private well water Escherichia coli contamination in southern Ontario. Geospat Health. 2013;8(1):65-75.


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