Position: Associate Professor (Epidemiology); Program Lead, Environmental Surveillance, Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab), Alberta Precision Laboratories
Institution: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary
Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Principal Investigator
Dr. Sylvia Checkley completed her DVM degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada. Following graduation, she worked in a busy rural community veterinary practice for eight years as an associate and then co-owner. Dr. Checkley pursued graduate studies (Epidemiology) at WCVM. She then worked for the Food Safety Division of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, where she was a key member of the development and implementation team for a major livestock surveillance initiative - the Alberta Veterinary Surveillance Network (AVSN). Sylvia joined the UCVM Faculty in September 2009, with a half time appointment to ProvLab where she leads the surveillance program in Environmental Microbiology. Dr. Checkley is interested in One Health approaches to complex issues. She currently leads several large transdisciplinary teams on projects in water quality and antimicrobial resistance.
Key Areas of Expertise: Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Drinking Water Quality, Water Quality, One Health