Kate Snedeker

Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
Surveillance Epidemiologist, Alberta Health Services


School of Public Health

Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

Surveillance Epidemiologist, Alberta Health Services
(403) 955-0567



I work as a surveillance epidemiologist with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and I hold adjunct appointments at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.

Prior to coming to Alberta, I completed a PhD examining the epidemiology of E. coli O157 outbreaks in Canada/USA/Scotland and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ontario Veterinary College where my work focused on pre-harvest food safety, evidence-based research methodologies and food-borne/zoonotic pathogens.

I worked briefly on contract for the Public Health Agency of Canada before taking up a position with AHS.

My current work at AHS involves surveillance of communicable diseases, primarily enteric and zoonotic pathogens. This includes preparation of surveillance reports, management of human FoodNet data for Alberta, analytics support for outbreaks and creation of Tableau dashboards to communicate data on enteric pathogens, outbreaks and beach water quality.

My professional and research interests include the epidemiology of enteric/zoonotic pathogens, outbreak control, systematic reviews and One Health approaches to public health.

I have taught sessions on epidemiological methods, surveillance, food-borne outbreak control and vectorborne diseases. Along with partners at other agencies and organizations in Alberta, I helped to found and get initial funding for the Alberta One Health Network.


PhD, University of Edinburgh, 2008

BA, Princeton University, 1999


Influence of School Year on Seasonality of Norovirus in Developed Countries

Author(s): Kraut R, Snedeker K, Babenko O, Honish H
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Q Fever in Alberta, Canada: 1998-2011

Author(s): Snedeker KG, Sikora C
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Zoonoses and Public Health
Volume: 61
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 124-130

Completeness of Reporting in Abstracts from Clinical Trials of Pre-harvest Interventions Against Foodborne Pathogens

Author(s): Snedeker KG, Canning P, Totton SC, Sargeant JM
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Volume: 104
Issue: 1-2
Page Numbers: 15-22