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Name Catherine Egan
School Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Bachelor of Environmental Public Health
Academic and Professional Designations
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) (CPHI(C)) 
  • Certificate of Infection Control (CIC) 
  • Curriculum Development and Instructional Design Certificate
Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • HEAL1620 Healthcare Fundamentals 
  • ENVR1035 Pathway Bridge for Environmental Public Health 
  • HEAL73000 Epidemiology and Public Health 
  • ENVR72000 Emergency Preparedness and Response
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Leadership
  • Behaviour Change
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 25 years in public health organizations in Ontario (15 as a manager or director) 

  • Local public health unit, provincial and independent organization experience 

  • Specializing in infection prevention and control

Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications


  • Using expert process to combat Clostridium difficile infections, AJIC 

  • Epidemiology of gastroenteritis outbreaks in Ontario long-term care homes, 2007-2010, CJIC

Additional Information I am interested in sharing my experiences in traditional environmental public health professional roles, as well as some of the more unusual areas I have had the privilege of working in over my career. 

I have worked with many leaders in the field of infection prevention and control and explored innovative techniques to facilitate behavior change including positive deviance and implementation science.

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