Dr. Ann Jolly* PhD


Dr. Ann Jolly* PhD
Associate Professor

Room: 600 Peter Morand, Room 301F
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8778
Work E-mail: ajolly@uottawa.ca

Dr. Ann Jolly


Dr. Ann Jolly is an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health. Her first degree was in Anthropology and after working in public health in the Northwest Territories, she completed her MSc. and PhD at the University of Manitoba in Community Health Sciences, specialising in infectious disease epidemiology.  She then worked at the Public Health Agency of Canada for 16 years, as a research scientist, conducting applied research on the transmission of pathogens through marginalised people. She has investigated many outbreaks of different infections across Canada, and the challenges encountered there inform her current research in the individual, social network, community and structural determinants of infection.  She is very experienced in the use of social network analysis to map infection spread; together with molecular epidemiology of the pathogens; geographic cluster analysis, epidemiologic methods, and linking records from large databases. She has taught an introductory course in infectious disease epidemiology since 2000, which features hands on workshops using real data to create surveillance systems and detect outbreaks. Recently Dr. Jolly has been investigating the role of social network support in mitigating the harm of addictions and reducing infectious disease spread. 

Fields of Interest

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Social networks
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