Isha Berry is a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health and an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Security. She is also a founder of the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group, leading digital surveillance of COVID-19 in Canada. Her research focuses on identifying drivers of infectious disease emergence at the human-animal interface in South Asia. In collaboration with the FAO, WHO, and national government agencies, she leads population-based surveys and develops mathematical models examining avian influenza transmission dynamics and control strategies in urban Bangladesh. Isha has been awarded funding from IDRC and the National Geographic Society, and is a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. She holds an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has held positions leading infectious disease projects in North India, Sierra Leone, and Senegal.

Emerging Leader,
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
Infectious Diseases