Curriculum Vitae


  • MSc, Applied Mathematics, University of Victoria, (2021-present)
  • Master of Public Health, University of Waterloo (2013-2015)
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Victoria, (2005-2008)


  • Badker R, Miller K, Pardee C, Oppenheim B, Stephenson N, Ash B, Philippsen T, Ngoon C, Savage P, Lam C & Madhav N. (2021). Challenges in reported COVID-19 data: best practices and recommendations for future epidemics. BMJ Global Health, 6(5), e005542.
  • Bednarski S, Cowen LLE, Ma J, Philippsen T, van den Driessche, P & Wang M. (2022). A Network SIR Contact Tracing Model for Randomly Mixed Populations. Journal of Biological Dynamics, 16(1), 859-879.


  • Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics 6  – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (May 2023)
    • Title:”A retrospective modelling analysis of the effect of control measures in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Canada”
  • Applied Math Seminar – University of Victoria, Victoria, BC (Nov 2022)
    • Title: “A Contract Tracing SIR Model for Randomly Mixed Populations”
      • Co-presenter: Manting Wang
  • CIHR COVID-19 Task Force Showcase (Online) – Fields Institute (Apr 2022)
    • Title: A Network SIR Model for Contact Tracing in a Randomly Mixed Population”
      • Co-presenter: Manting Wang

Poster Sessions

  • Mathematics for Public Health Fest (MfPHest) – Fields Institute, Toronto, ON (Oct 2022)
    • Poster Session
      • Title: “A multi-group multi-patch SEIR model with control measures and health behaviours”
  • Queen’s University, Kingston, ON (Aug 2022)
    • Workshop on Mathematical Ecology – Poster Session
      • Title: A Network SIR Model for Contact Tracing in a Randomly Mixed Population”

Research Interests

  • One Health
  • infectious disease dynamics, specifically related to:
    • emerging and re-emerging diseases
    • vaccine-preventable diseases
    • vector-borne diseases
    • antimicrobial resistance
  • contact networks and health/disease-related behaviour
  • social determinants of health
  • epidemiology and surveillance

Resume (2 pages) – (Jul 2023) – download here

CV – (Jul 2023) – download here