Joanna Merckx McGill University
Joanna Merckx is an epidemiologist, pediatrician and infectious diseases subspecialist and is an affiliate member and course lecturer at McGill University’s Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. She holds a Master in Epidemiology from McGill University as well as a Doctorate in medicine with a specialty in pediatrics from the University of Louvain, Belgium. Joanna completed her fellowship training in the subspecialty of pediatric infectious diseases at the McGill University Health Centre and holds a certificate in Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. She is a PhD in Epidemiology candidate at the University of Amsterdam. Read more
Joanna’s expertise and research focus lay in diagnostics and diagnostic epidemiology in the field of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. She has research experience in clinical epidemiology, vaccinology and meta-analysis work and is involved in pediatric and perinatal epidemiology, including multiple studies investigating SARS-CoV-2 infection, transmission, and dynamics in children. In addition, she has published on social inequalities and the application of social (racial) constructs in medicine.