Rachael Milwid is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University (2018-present). She obtained her PhD (2015-2018) at the University of Guelph in epidemiology, her MSc (2013-2015) at York University in Applied Mathematics and her BSc (2009-2013) at York University in Applied Mathematics and Biology (double major).
Rachael’s main interest lies in understanding the underlying processes in disease transmission, as well as the effect of various prevention and control processes through mathematical modelling. She has worked on various hosts including human and animal (horses) populations and has accomplished this through various types of models including deterministic, network, and agent-based models. A full description of these projects can be found in respective blog posts.
Through her training, Rachael has learned how to integrate epidemiological methods, including study planning and data collection, with the aforementioned mathematical modelling techniques. This has allowed her to fine tune and expand her skills into a multi-disciplinary field.
In her free time, Rachael enjoys photography (mainly nature), working out, and being outdoors. She loves hiking, especially with her dog Mischief!