Dr Siobhan Mor
Dr Siobhan Mor is a veterinary scientist turned public health researcher who has broad interests in the epidemiology of zoonotic, tropical and emerging infectious diseases. She is particularly interested in developing systems-based approaches that inform strategies for surveillance and control of diseases that impact on human health, nutrition and livelihoods.
A veterinary graduate from the University of Sydney, Siobhan moved to the United States in 2004 to undertake a PhD at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. With funding from the National Institutes for Health, Siobhan worked with a team of physicians, nurses and microbiologists to investigate the clinical epidemiology and potential role of the respiratory tract in transmission of the parasite, Cryptosporidium, in children in Uganda. Following completion of her PhD, Siobhan was appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in 2009. While at Tufts, Siobhan served as a Global Health Advisor for a USAID-funded project called RESPOND. Part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program, RESPOND aims to improve capacity of high-risk countries to respond to outbreaks of newly emergent diseases that spread from animals to humans. In this role, Siobhan worked with the RESPOND offices in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help strengthen linkages between public health and veterinary medicine in both academic and government sectors in East and Central Africa.
In January 2012, Siobhan joined the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney as Lecturer in Food Security. She plans to continue her work on cryptosporidiosis transmission in Uganda and develop a research portfolio that explores the interface between human health and nutrition, the environment, and animal health and production.
We welcome Siobhan to the SEIB/SIBRN team.