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Dr. Tasha Epp Associate Professor

Joint faculty member

Research areas

  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Public health
  • Epidemiology

Recent grants and awards

P. Petrucka (PI), P. Woods, T. Epp, E. Jenkins, J. Buza. C2OHRIS: Citizen Cnetres for One Health Research, Innovation and Surveillance, $20,000. University of Saskatchewan One Health Development Grant 2014, year 1 of 1, $20,000.

T. Epp (PI), C. Waldner. Defining Attributes of an Animal Health Outbreak Informatics Management System and Comparing Disease Investigation Methodologies, 19,800.00. Agriculture Development Fund 2013-2015, year 2 of 2, 19,800.00.

T. Epp (PI), C. Waldner, M. Woodbury, B. O’Connor. Investigating the Role of Sheep Proximity in Bison Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF), $299,500. Agriculture Development Fund 2012-2014, $246,500, extension of funding period.

T. Epp (PI), E. Jenkins, C. Card, Assessing Dog Populations and Sustainable Control Programs for First Nations Communities in Saskatchewan. Companion Animal Health Fund (CAHF) and Kaye Canine Research Fund, 2011-2012, $18,200. – extension of funding period. 

J. Gordon (PI), C. Duchaine, A. Senthilselvan, W. Pickett, J. Guernsey, M MacLeod, A. Potter, D. Morgan, J Dosman, B. Reeder, S. Kirchuck, L Bharadwaj, J Kulig, P Pahwa, D Rennie, L. Ebbesen, T. Epp, Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR): Public Health and the Agricultural Rural Ecosystem (PHARE). $1.95 million. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Training Grant, 2008 – 2014, year 6 of 6, $325,500.

T. Epp. Dog Days 2014: Further Sharing of Sustainable Animal Management Ideas for Healthy First Nations Communities. University of Saskatchewan Conference Grant, 2013-2014, $1,000.

T. Epp. Dog Days 2014: Further Sharing of Sustainable Animal Management Ideas for Healthy First Nations Communities. Saskatchewan Health research Foundation Research Connections Program, 2013-2014, $3,000.

T. Epp. Dog Days 2014: Further Sharing of Sustainable Animal Management Ideas for Healthy First Nations Communities. Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Dean’s Funding, 2013-2014, $2,000.

T. Epp (PI), C. Waldner. Defining Attributes of an Animal Health Outbreak Informatics Management System and Comparing Disease Investigation Methodologies. Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board, $1,000.

Recent publications

J.L. Davies, T. Epp, and H.J. Burgess, 2013. Prevalence and geographic distribution of canine and feline blastomycosis in the Canadian Prairies. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 54:753-760.

C. Chen*, T. Epp, E. Jenkins, C. Waldner, P. Curry, C. Soos, 2013. Modeling Monthly Variation of Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culicidae) Abundance and West Nile Virus Infection Rate in the Canadian Prairies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10: 3033-3051. Available online: doi:10.3390/ijerph10073033.

C. Chen*, E. Jenkins, T. Epp, C. Waldner, P. Curry, C. Soos, 2013. Climate Change and West Nile virus in a Highly Endemic Region of North America. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10:3052-3071. Available online: doi:10.3390/ijerph10073052.

J. Schurer, M. Ndao, S. Skinner, J Irvine, S. Elmore, T. Epp, E. Jenkins, 2013. Parasitic Zoonoses: One Health Surveillance in Northern Saskatchewan. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases D-12-01007R2; Available online: http://www.plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002141.

M.P. Dhumeaux, E.C.R. Snead, T.Y Epp, S.M. Taylor, A.P. Carr, R.M. Dickinson, M.L. Leis, 2012. Effects of a standardized anesthetic protocol on hematologic variables in healthy cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 14(10): 701-705.

C. Chen*, T. Epp, E. Jenkins, C. Waldner, P. Curry, C. Soos, 2012. Predicting Weekly Variation of West Nile Virus Infection in Mosquito Population in a Newly Endemic Region, the Canadian Prairies. Journal of Medical Entomology, 49(5):1144-1153.

T. Epp, C. Waldner, 2012. Occupational Health Hazards in Veterinary Medicine: Physical, Psychological and Chemical Hazards. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 53(2):151-157.

T. Epp, C. Waldner, 2012. Occupational Health Hazards in Veterinary Medicine: Zoonoses and Other Biological Hazards. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 53(2):144-150.

T. Epp, C. Waldner, O. Berke, 2011. Predictive Risk Mapping of West Nile virus infection in Saskatchewan horses. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 75(3):161-170.

F. Marques, T. Epp, D. Wilson, A.J. Ruiz, N. Tokatelloff, S. Manning, 2011. The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Esophageal and Nonglandular Gastric Lesions in Thoroughbred Racehorses in Saskatchewan. Equine Veterinary Education, 23(5):249-254.

T. Epp, C. Waldner, C Argue, 2010. Case-control study investigating an anthrax outbreak in Saskatchewan, Canada, Summer 2006. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 51:973-978.

T. Epp, C. Argue, C. Waldner, O. Berke, 2010. Spatial Analysis of an Anthrax Outbreak in Saskatchewan, 2006. Canadian Veterinary Journal; 51:743-748.

T. Epp, S. Waldner, J. Wright, P. Curry, H.G. Townsend, A. Potter,  2010. Characterizing the Acceptability of a Vaccine for West Nile virus by Public Health Practitioners. Vaccine; 28:3423-3427. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.02.075.