Catherine Egan

Name Catherine Egan
SchoolSchool of Health & Life Sciences
Bachelor of Environmental Public Health (Honours)
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
Courses Taught
  • HEAL1620 - Healthcare Fundamentals
  • ENVR1035 - Pathway Bridge for Environmental Public Health
  • HEAL73000 - Epidemiology and Public Health
  • ENVR72000 - Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • ENVR72035 - Community Health and the Built Environment
  • ENVR73030 - Infection Prevention and Control
  • ENVR74000 - Professional Practice
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • 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
  • Household hygiene advice for patients with Clostridium difficile: Summary of hospital practice in Ontario, Canada, CJIC Summer 2019
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 behaviour change including positive deviance and implementation science.