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Dr. Cheryl Waldner Professor

Joint faculty member

Research areas

  • Analytical epidemiology
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Spatial analysis
  • Multilevel analysis
  • Infectious disease modeling
  • Water-quality and health
  • Food safety

Current research

  • Bharadwaj, L., Waldner, C., et al. 2012. Phase II funding for the Safe Water for Health Research Team, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation.         
  • Campbell, J., Waldner, C., Jelinski, M., Hendrick, S., Stookey, J., Penner, G., Janzen, E. 2012. Implementation of a longitudinal disease surveillance network for cow-calf operations in western Canada, Beef Cattle Research Council.
  • Singh, B., Gerdts, V., Gordon, J.R., Misra, V., Potter, A.A., Townsend, H.G.G., Waldner, C.L., Weingarti, H., Phillips, P., Reeder, B.A.R., CREATE for Protecting the Health of Canadians: Integrated Training Program in Infectious Disease, Food Safety, and Public Policy, NSERC CREATE (Collaborative Research Training Experience ) Program.
  • Waldner, C. Differences in microbial contamination and susceptibility profiles of retail meat associated with inspection at slaughter. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
  • Waldner, C., Hendrick, S., Garcia Guerra, A. Hill, J. Sensitivity of a pooled real time PCR assay for Trichomonosis in bovine preputial samples, Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
  • Waldner, C., Bharadwaj, L. et al. Water Regulations: Impact on First Nations Health Equity and Promotion. Operating Grant: Population Health Intervention Research (Fall 2010 Competition), Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR).
  • Hendrick, S., Waldner, C.L., 2011. Improving Diagnostic Techniques for Bovine Venereal Disease in Bulls. Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency.
  • Napper, S., Potter, A., Griebel, P., Cashman, N., Tikoo, S., Osgood, N., Bollinger, T.,  Leighton, T., Waldner, C., Woodbury, M. Development of an oral vaccine for Chronic Wasting Disease, National Centres of Excellence  - PrioNet.
  • Waldner, C., Gow, S., Epp, T. Differences in microbial contamination of retail meat associated with inspection at slaughter. Canadian Regulatory Veterinary Epidemiological network (CRVE-net).

Current courses

  • VLAC 320.2          Evidence-Based Medicine
  • VINT 400.1          Introduction to Epidemiology for Regulatory Medicine and Public Health              
  • VLAC 898.3          Advanced Veterinary Biostatistics for Clinical Researchers
  • VPAT 873.3         Wildlife diseases (disease modeling)      
  • PUBH 832.3         Infectious disease epidemiology
  • PUBH 843.3         Advanced Methods in Analytical Epidemiology  
  • PUBH 846.3         Analytical Methods in Epidemiologic Research

Recent grants and awards

Waldner, C., Uehlinger, F., Bollinger, T., A Systematic Review of Control Strategies for Chronic Wasting Disease in Wild Deer Populations, Canadian Regulatory Veterinary Epidemiology Network, $39,600, 2014-2016.

Checkley, S., Waldner, C., Gow, S. Project No. 2015E017R, 2015. Integrating Surveillance & Research to Address Emerging Threats from Antimicrobial Resistance to the Sustainability of Livestock Production and Human Health. Alberta Livestock and Meat Producers, $125,000, 2015-2017.

Waldner, C., Campbell, J., Jelinski, M., Parker, S., 2014. Project 20140189 - Optimizing calving outcomes in cow-calf herds through more effective management of micronutrient supplementation programs. Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture – Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), $199,999, 2015-2016.

Waldner, C., Jelinski, M., Parker, S., 2014. File #ANH.10.14 - Optimizing calving outcomes in cow-calf herds through more effective management of micronutrient supplementation programs. Alberta Beef Producers, $24,955, 2015-2017.

Waldner, C., Jelinski, M., Parker, S., Campbell, J., 2014. Establishing a Western node in a Canadian animal sample biobank. Canadian Regulatory Veterinary Epidemiology Network/ Canadian Food Inspection Agency, $18,900.

Hendrick, S., Waldner, C.L., 2013. Managing Vibriosis in Beef Herds. Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Funds, $90,000.

Waldner, C.L., 2013. Controlling reproductive disease in beef cattle:  Evaluating the effect of transport time and sample pooling on real time PCR assay for Bovine Genital Campylobacteriosis. Alberta Beef Producers, $20,000.

Bharadwaj, L., Waldner, C., et al. 2012. Phase II funding for the Safe Water for Health Research Team, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, $299,140, 2013-2016.

Campbell, J., Waldner, C., Jelinski, M., Hendrick, S., Stookey, J., Penner, G., Janzen, E. 2012. Implementation of a longitudinal disease surveillance network for cow-calf operations in western Canada, Beef Cattle Research Council, $919,100, 2013-2017.

Singh, B., Gerdts, V., Gordon, J.R., Misra, V., Potter, A.A., Townsend, H.G.G., Waldner, C.L., Weingarti, H., Phillips, P., Reeder, B.A.R., CREATE for Protecting the Health of Canadians: Integrated Training Program in Infectious Disease, Food Safety, and Public Policy, NSERC CREATE (Collaborative Research Training Experience ) Program, $300,000 per year, 2013-2017.

Waldner, C. Differences in microbial contamination and susceptibility profiles of retail meat associated with inspection at slaughter. Public Health Agency of Canada 

Recent publications

Trecker, M., Dillon, J., Lloyd, K., Hennick, M., Waldner, C.L.*, 2015 Demographic and behavioural characteristics predict bacterial STI reinfection and co infection among a cross-sectional sample of laboratory confirmed gonorrhea cases in a local health region from Saskatchewan, Canada.  Canadian Journal of Public Health. 106(2), e17-21, DOI: 10.17269/rcsp.106.4792. Impact factor 1.293 (2014).

Bermedo-Carrasco, S., Peña-Sánchez, J.N., Lepnurm, R., Szafron, M., Waldner, C.*, 2015. Inequities in cervical cancer screening among Colombian women: a multilevel analysis of a nationwide survey. Cancer Epidemiology,39(2), 229-236. April 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2015.01.011. Impact factor 2.558 (2013).

McLeod, L., Bharadwaj, L., Waldner, C.*, 2015. Risk Factors Associated with Perceptions of Drinking Water Quality in Rural Saskatchewan.  Canadian Water Resources Journal40(1), 36-48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07011784.2014.985513.

Trecker, M., Hogan, D.,Waldner, C.*, Dillon, J., Osgood, N. 2014. Revised simulation model does not predict rebound in gonorrhea prevalence where core groups are treated in the presence of antibiotic resistance. Sexually Transmitted Infections, Published online 15 Dec 2014. doi:10.1136/sextrans-2014-051792.

Trecker, M., Gu, W., Jolly, A.,Waldner, C.*, Dillon, J., 2014. Female partner notification is a promising prevention strategy for controlling STIs in Shanghai: Demographic and behavioral data from a Shanghai clinic. Sexually Transmitted Diseases,  41(12),702-705. December 2014, doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000208.

Trokhymchuk, A., Waldner, C.*, Chaban, B., Gow, S., Hill, J.E., 2014. Prevalence and diversity of Campylobacter species in Saskatchewan retail ground beef. Journal of Food Protection77(12), 2106-2110. December 2014, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-14-247.

Dupont, D., Waldner, C., Bharadwaj, L., Plummer, R., Carter, B., Cave, K., Zagozewski, R. 2014. Drinking Water Management: Health Risk Perceptions and Choices in First Nation and non-First Nations Communities in Canada. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,11, 5889-5903. June 2014, doi:10.3390/ijerph110605889. (Impact factor: 1.993 in 2013, Journal rank 90 of 215 in category).

Trokhymchuk, A., Waldner, C.*, Gow, S., Chaban, B., Hill, J.E., 2014. Comparison of baseline bacterial levels in retail ground beef originating from different regulatory, processing and packaging environments. Journal of Food Protection,77(3), 404–411, 2014 March doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-331.

Trecker, M.A., Waldner, C.L.*, Jolly, A., Gu, W., Dillon, J., 2014. Behavioral and socioeconomic risk factors associated with probable resistance to ceftriaxone and resistance to penicillin and tetracycline in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Shanghai, PLoS ONE9(2), e89458. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089458

McLeod, L., Bharadwaj, L., Waldner, C.*, 2014. Risk Factors Associated with the Choice to Drink Bottled Water and Tap Water in Rural Saskatchewan International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health11(2), 1626-1646; doi:10.3390/ijerph110201626.