Simon Otto, PhD, DVM, BSc

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

Pronouns: he/him/his

Contact

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
Email
sotto@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 248-1865
Address
3-57C South Academic Building
11328 - 89 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2J7

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

I lead the HEAT-AMR Research Group. Please see my research website below for more information.


About

Please visit www.heat-amr.com for more information about my research group, the Human-Environment-Animal Transdisciplinary Antimicrobial Resistance Research Group. Here you will find a current list of my research interests, projects, team members, publications, reports, and presentations.

I am a veterinary epidemiologist working on One Health approaches to develop scientific and policy mechanisms to combat antimicrobial resistance and foodborne disease in the farm-to-fork continuum. My research is conducted in a "virtual lab" where we utilize surveillance and other data, combined with quantitative epidemiological methods, to tackle research questions in the arena of antimicrobial resistance and food safety.

Degrees:

  • PhD, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 2011
  • DVM with great distinction, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 2002 
  • BSc with distinction, University of Calgary, 2000 

Key Words:

epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance and foodborne pathogens in the farm-to-fork continuum

one health - surveillance, networks, and ecosystems

animal health surveillance

Announcements

Please visit www.heat-amr.com to inquire about possible trainee opportunities.

Prospective Graduate Students: Please contact me to discuss your research interests. These should align with my current research areas in my program and consider that my program relies on a computer and data-based research. If you would like to work with me, please send an email introducing yourself, your background and your area(s) of research interest. Please attach your most current CV and a copy of your unofficial transcript.

For information on applying to the School of Public Health, please visit our please visit our Admissions page for more information: https://www.ualberta.ca/public-health/programs/admissions.

Publications

Antimicrobial Use on 36 Beef Feedlots in Western Canada: 2008-2012

Author(s): Brault SA, Hannon SJ, Gow SP, Warr BN, Withell J, Song J, Williams CM, Otto SJG, Booker CW, Morley PS
Publication: Front Vet Sci
Volume: 6
Issue: 329
External Link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00329

Calculation of Antimicrobial Use Indicators in Beef Feedlots-Effects of Choice of Metric and Standardized Values

Author(s): Brault SA, Hannon SJ, Gow SP, Otto SJG, Booker CW, Morley PS
Publication: Front Vet Sci
Volume: 6
Issue: 330
External Link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00330

Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Bacteria That Cause Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex in Alberta, Canada

Author(s): Anholt RM, Klima C, Allan N, Matheson-Bird , Schatz C, Ajitkumar P, Otto SJ, Peters D, Schmid K, Olson M, McAllister T, Ralston B
Publication: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Volume: Dec 4
Issue: 4:207
Page Numbers: 1-11
External Link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2017.00207

Building the antimicrobial stewardship leadership plan for animal health in Canada (workshop, Ottawa, October 3–4, 2017)

Author(s): Otto SJG, Szkotnicki J, McElwain C, So I, Weese JS, Prescott JF
Publication: Canadian Veterinary Journal
Volume: 59
Issue: 7
Page Numbers: 746-748
External Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6005128/

Antimicrobial resistance of bovine Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica isolates from the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Disease Investigation Program (2006-2014)

Author(s): Otto SJG, Ponich KL, Cassis R, Goertz C, Peters D, Checkley SL
Publication: Canadian Veterinary Journal
Volume: 59
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 1195-1201
External Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30410176

The effect of dicyclohexylamine and fumagillin on Nosema ceranae-infected honey bee (Apis mellifera) mortality in cage trial assays

Author(s): van den Heever JP, Thompson TS, Otto SJG, Curtis JM, Ibrahim A
Publication: Apidologie
Volume: 47
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 663-70
External Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13592-015-0411-9

Evaluation of Fumagilin-B® and other potential alternative chemotherapies against Nosema ceranae-infected honeybees (Apis mellifera) in cage trial assays

Author(s): ven den Heever JP, Thompson TS, Otto SJG, Curtis JM, Ibrahim A
Publication: Apidologie
Volume: 47
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 617-30
External Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13592-015-0409-3

Estimating the number of human cases of ceftiofur-resistant Salmonella enterica Serovar Heidelberg in Québec and Ontario, Canada

Author(s): Otto, S.J.G., Carson, C.A., Finley, R.L., Thomas, M.K., Reid-Smith, R.J., McEwen, S.A.
Publication: Clinical Infectious Diseases
Volume: 59
Issue: 9
Page Numbers: 1281-90
External Link: https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/59/9/1281/419116/Estimating-the-Number-of-Human-Cases-of-Ceftiofur

Antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg isolated from poultry in Alberta

Author(s): St Amand J.A., Otto S.J.G., Cassis R., Annett Christianson C.B.
Publication: Avian Pathology
Volume: 42
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 379-386
External Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03079457.2013.811465

Antimicrobial Resistance of Human Campylobacter Species Infections in Saskatchewan, Canada (1999-2006): A Historical Provincial Collection of All Reported Cases

Author(s): Otto SJG, Levett PN, Reid-Smith RJ, Pearl DL, Daku D, Nagle E, Horsman GB, McEwen SA
Publication: Foodborne Pathog Dis
Volume: Epub ahead of print
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1089/fpd.2019.2707