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Matthew German

Matthew German has a master of science in experimental medicine from McGill University and a bachelor of science from Dalhousie University. He has a diverse background in molecular and epidemiological infectious disease research, with on-the-ground experience in the Canadian Arctic and abroad.

Since starting his work at BlueDot, a Toronto-based startup, Matthew’s work on major epidemics, such as the Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks, has directly influenced global policy decisions at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other national and international organizations. He is currently leading an ambitious mobile project, integrating clinical expertise, infectious disease epidemiology and geospatial technologies to arm travellers with the information necessary to manage infectious disease risks while abroad.

Matthew grew up in the heart of Toronto. After studying, living and working away for close to a decade, he has returned home to pursue his career at the interface between health and technology.