Dr. Richard Mather
Public Health Physician
"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
- Enteric diseases
- Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases
- Communicable diseases
- 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.
- 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.