FHS Seminar Series - Looking for love in all the wrong places

by Dr. Ann Jolly, Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

February 22, 2018

Event Type

Seminar Series


February 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Blusson Hall, Room 9920


Sexually transmitted infections are transmitted through social networks of people connected by sexual intercourse.  Sexual networks contained people infected with different pathogens differ in structure revealing the different econiches required by different pathogens.  These networks demonstrate a certain amount of homogeneity where people have sex with others like themselves; a small amount heterogeneity, where members of the network differ; and last people clustering around social venues.  We will review sexual, transmission and disease network structures between different pathogens, and the role in which geographic homogeneity, heterogeneity and clustering plays in endemicity.


Dr. Jolly is an infectious disease epidemiologist who studies the transmission  and evolution of pathogens through social networks of people. Ann worked in the Northwest Territories before obtaining a Master’s and PhD at the University of Manitoba.  She then worked with the Public Health Agency of Canada for 16 years as a research scientist, where social network methods were us in outbreak investigation.  In 2014 Ann became an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Ottawa.


* This Seminar Series is open to the SFU Research Community.  

* This seminar was recorded and can be viewed here by the FHS Research Community

*  A light lunch will be available at this seminar.  

* The FHS Research Seminar Series is an Accredited Small Group Learning by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.