Theresa Gyorkos, PhD, has been a researcher in global health for over 30 years, conducting population-based primary epidemiological field research focused on maternal and child health both in Canada and in LMICs. Research topics have focused on: deworming control programs in high risk population subgroups; interdisciplinary approaches to the prevention and control of parasitic diseases; and, infection and (mal)nutrition in child populations and pregnant women. She has worked with WHO, PAHO and national governments in developing global guidelines for the prevention and control of various neglected tropical diseases and in promoting health policy focusing on reducing the burden of disease attributed to worm infections. Theresa is a Full Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University, a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Parasitic Diseases, and the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control.

Community Health,
Sexual & Reproductive Health