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Hélène Carabin

No, she is not a soccer player for the UdeM team.

Dr. Hélène Carabin is Full Professor in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal. Her research program focuses on the use of advanced epidemiological and biostatistical methods to better understand the risk factors and burden of infectious diseases and to evaluate control programs, with an emphasis on diseases of the poorest populations and those affecting both animals and humans.

After a post-doctoral fellowship in health economics in England, she was Professor of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for nearly 17 years, where she developed a major research program on the diagnosis, epidemiology and control of Asian schistosomiasis and cysticercosis. She also coordinated the implementation and evaluation of a hepatitis C elimination program among the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. 

Returning to Canada in September 2018 with a Canada Research Chair, her research group is focusing on evaluating the value of the One Health approach to not only control zoonotic diseases, but also to improve human and animal health.


Dr. Carabin has published more than 125 articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Nature, The Lancet, The Lancet Global Health, JAMA Network, etc.), and has given more than 150 presentations at conferences, seminars, workshops and others. She has often been called upon to participate as a consultant for the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Her team helped add cysticercosis and echinococcosis to the list of diseases included in the Global Burden of Disease Initiative, thus raising awareness among decision-makers of the importance of these zoonoses for human health. She is Director of the Groupe de Recherche en Épidémiologie des Zoonoses et Santé Publique (GREZOSP), responsible for the One Health in the World axis for the Centre de Recherche en Santé Publique (CReSP), co-director of the One Health global network on infectious disease governance and antibiotic resistance, and commissioner on the Lancet One Health Commission. 

She holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (1992) and a Master's degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences (1994) from the Université de Montréal and a PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University (1998).  




Postdoctoral fellow

I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Montreal, School of Public Health working with Drs. Helene Carabin, Erin Rees, and Simon de Montigny. I have a Ph.D. and M.S in Computer Science from Emory University and a B.S in Engineering Science from University of Tehran. I worked in Practical Data Mining & Exploration Lab and Assured Information Management and Sharing Lab at Emory University, Department of Computer Science, under the supervision of Dr. Joyce Ho and Dr. Li Xiong . My research interests include Infectious disease modelling, Machine Learning, Healthcare Informatics, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Noisy Labelling, Crowdsourcing and many other stuff health related! Outside academia, I enjoy running, music, boardgames, and learning about Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience.



PhD Student


Impact of different types of bias on the validity of causal inference of different risk factors and the transmission of Taenia solium.

She did her DVM in the United States and is passionate about epidemiology and public health research. Her PhD project aims to evaluate the causal relationships between different factors involved in the transmission of the zoonotic parasite Taenia solium between humans, pigs and the environment.


When she is not working, she loves to read and explore Quebec!


PhD Student

Mr Jalal has completed his DVM and MSc from CVASU, Bangladesh. He is passionate about one health research; and has experience of doing epidemiological studies on zoonotic pathogens. Now, he is working on global burden of neurocysticercosis in humans and animals. Before joining in Dr. Carabin’s research team, he worked in two renowned poultry disease diagnostic laboratories of Bangladesh, and later he joined in Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health, CVASU, as a member of “Fleming Fund Country Grant for Bangladesh” team aiming to establish an integrated AMR surveillance system in Bangladesh through one health approach.


Apart from being into research, he likes to write Bangla poem, to travel and to do photography.

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PhD Student

Katrina graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology. She has always had a passion for the environment and animals, so while deciding on her next career steps, she worked in a veterinary clinic as an assistant technician, where she saw parasites on and in cats and dogs, which convinced her to pursue research in parasitology. She then obtained her Masters in Parasitology from McGill University to study an ectoparasite of guppies.

Katrina's doctoral research will estimate the prevalence of 5 zoonotic parasites in humans in Canada. In the province of Quebec, she will determine if there is an association in the prevalence of zoonotic parasites between humans and animals and will also identify high-risk areas that can inform public health agencies and allow for One Health interventions.


PhD Student

My name is Marine, I am a young and dynamic Belgian woman, passionate about travelling and especially about trekking in the mountains! I did my bachelor and master in biomedical sciences at the University of Liège, Belgium, followed by a master in tropical medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Antwerp. This master's degree allowed me to develop skills and a great interest in zoonoses and the understanding of the dynamic transmission of these diseases. Given my passion for travelling, I wanted to find a project abroad to pursue my professional career. I was thus led to start a PhD in the fabulous country of Canada, at the University of Montreal, under the supervision of Dr Hélène Carabin, where I started a PhD aimed at understanding the key factors influencing the transmission dynamics of rodent-borne zoonoses with the objective of modelling these diseases.

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PhD Student

Use of social media to detect spatio-temporal trends in opioid-related overdoses

My name is Serge, I have a bachelor's degree in Public Health (from the School of Public Health of the University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo) and a Master's degree in the same field (from the International School of Public Health of the University of Mohammed VI of Health Sciences in Morocco); I worked at the Ministry of Health of the DR Congo, then in a consultancy firm working on health, development and governance where I was a Senior Consultant in health under the supervision of Mr. Ted (Director of the firm).
Faced with the recurrence of epidemic episodes in my country (DR Congo), I turned my interests towards epidemiological research where I am currently working with Dr. Hélène Carabin on a project called "Use of social media to detect spatio-temporal trends in opioid-related overdoses" as part of my PhD in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health of the University of Montreal, The goal was to see how social media and other online data can be used to predict short-term trends in opioid-related harm


MSc studen

Orane is a veterinarian graduated from Liège University in early 2021. She worked for two years in different fields of veterinary medicine and then she decided to enforce her knowledge through a master in epidemiology. She is from France and as she is fond of traveling, she has always dreamed to visit Canada. That’s why she entered Montreal university this autumn and joined Hélène Carabin’s team. Since she has a strong interest in zoonosis and vector-borne diseases, she is now working on the distribution of symptoms among people diagnosed with neurocysticercosis in co-supervision with Kate Zinszer. Besides, she loves the outdoors and doing all kind of sports (hiking, horse riding, diving and more…). She has also just began to take Ukulélé and photography courses.

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PhD student in co-supervision wirh Dre Cécile Aenishaenslin

Evaluation of the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance in the One Health Approach.


Sarah graduated from the National School of Veterinary Medicine of Tunisia in 2017. She completed the Master's program in Public Health at UdeM, during which she worked on human exposure to rabies in the Inuit communities of Nunavik (Quebec-Canada), particularly through dog bites. Sarah is currently a PhD student in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at UdeM. Her project consists of evaluating the health and economic impacts of the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (PICRA).



PhD under direction

Juell Homco. Assistant Professor and Director of Research and community analytics. University of Oklahoma at Tulsa. US

Kaitlin McGrew. Epidemiologist at Oklahoma State Department of Health. US

Ida Sahlu . Epidemiologist at MITRE. US

Arthur Owora. Assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington. US  

Mushfiqur Tarafder. Associate professor at Gesinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. US.

MSc en direction

Patrick Ndimubanzi. Minister of State in Charge of Primary Health Care. Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda. 


Carl Grafe. Data analyst. Brigham Young University, Idaho. US

Rachel Clinton. Acute Disease Service Communicable Disease Division Administrative Program Manager. Oklahoma State Health Department. US

Meghan Majorowski. Senior Market Access Advisor at USAID. US. 

PhD under co-direction

Helena Ngowi. Professor and Head of Department. Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. 


Rachana Bhattarai. Senior Epidemiologist, Healthcare associated infections at Arizona Department of Health Services. US. 


Mary Dickey  

MSc en co-direction

Ruanne Barnabas. Associate Professor, Global health, University of Washington. US


Elizabeth Adams. Managing director and founder of Aquarius Population Health. UK.

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