Wendy Pons

NameWendy Pons
SchoolHealth and Life Sciences
ProgramBachelor of Environmental Public Health
Academic and Professional Designations (including credentials and professional associations)

PhD in Epidemiology, University of Guelph

Masters of Environmental Applied Science and Management, Ryerson University 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health, Ryerson University 

Certified Public Health Inspector (Canada)

Courses Taught
  • ENVR 73000 - Epidemiology of Public Health
  • ENVR 73040 - Risk Assessment and Analysis
  • ENVR 73070 - Occupational Health and Safety
  • HEAL 74000 - Health Promotion and Education
  • HIM 73060 - Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Epidemiology, specifically related to drinking water, vector borne & zoonotic disease
  • Risk assessment & communication
  • Evidence informed decision making
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 10 years experience in local public health and private industry
  • Chair of the Healthy Environments Working Group- CIPHI Ontario
  • Associate editor for the Environmental Health Review
  • Advisory board member with the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH)
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

A systematic review of waterborne disease outbreaks associated with small non-community drinking water systems in Canada and the United States PLOSOne; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141646

Exploring the relationships between small non-community drinking water system characteristics and water system performance in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Water and Health; DOI: 10.2166/wh.2016.007

The impact of weather and storm water management ponds on the transmission of West Nile virus. Royal Society Open Science; DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170017

Email Address wpons@conestogac.on.ca