Dr. Erin Fraser is a Public Health Veterinarian at BCCDC. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC.
Her current work at the BCCDC includes surveillance, prevention, and control of zoonotic diseases, foodborne pathogens, antimicrobial resistance in companion animals, and climate change and tick-borne diseases. Her current research includes SARS-CoV-2 in animals (mink and cats), tick-borne diseases and climate change, and one health impacts of peptide applications to control bacterial infections in poultry medicine.
Dr. Fraser obtained a BSc in Biology, MSc in Epidemiology, and her Doctor Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph. She has more than twenty years of experience as an epidemiologist, public health veterinarian, and researcher. Her professional interests range from animal and public health, zoonotic and vector-borne disease detection, prevention and control, antimicrobial use and resistance surveillance, and climate change and health. She co-founded Veterinarians without Borders - Canada and was the organization's first executive director. She has worked across Canada and internationally with interdisciplinary, multicultural teams to develop programs and projects that address locally relevant one health issues from zoonoses and communicable disease surveillance, prevention, detection, and control, to wildlife health, food security, nutrition and factors that affect livelihoods.