Dr. Amee Manges is an epidemiologist‐laboratory scientist with a research focus in infectious disease epidemiology and public health. Dr. Manges supervises a wet laboratory at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and holds an associate membership in the UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Her research portfolio includes two research themes in molecular epidemiology. The first theme concerns the investigation of foodborne transmission of antimicrobial‐resistant Escherichia coli‐causing extraintestinal infections (e.g., urinary tract and bloodstream infections) from retail meat to humans. The second research theme focuses on the microbial communities that normally live with humans and their contribution to maintaining health. Specifically, her group is studying the role of the intestinal microbiota in susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection, the major cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea, and investigating whether the developing infant intestinal microbiota is a major unrecognized contributor to child growth faltering globally.