The ACER team


    2017 - Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology

  • Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

    2014 - Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biological Sciences

  • Department of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph

Carlee Wright

Research Associate & Creative Lead

Carlee brings her interdisciplinary experience and diverse skillsets to the ACER team, including a passion for partnerships and creative engagement. With a keen interest in One Health and public health, Carlee aims to utilize her skills to better understand issues at the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health and wellbeing and address agri-food challenges along the farm-to-fork continuum. Importantly, beyond developing this knowledge, Carlee is interested in approaches to sharing information that are relevant and impactful for a range of different audiences.

Carlee completed an MSc in epidemiology from the University of Guelph in 2017, where she also earned her BSc in biological sciences (2014). Her Masters research used community-based approaches and quantitative statistics to examine drinking water consumption patterns and impacts of water storage on gastrointestinal illness. Carlee’s subsequent years of professional experience as a Project Coordinator at the Ontario Veterinary College, within the University of Guelph, and University of Alberta School of Public Health have provided her with a wide array of skills in research management and international multidisciplinary collaboration, which she is excited to use to support the objectives of the ACER team. 


  • Harper, S. L., Cunsolo, A., Babujee, A., Coggins, S., De Jongh, E., Rusnak, T., Wright, C. J., and Aguilar, M. D. 2021. Trends and gaps in climate change and health research in North America. Environ. Res. 199: 111205.

  • Harper, S. L., Cunsolo, A., Babujee, A., Coggins, S., Aguilar, M. D., and Wright, C. J. 2021. Climate change and health in North America: literature review protocol. Syst. Rev. 10(1): 1-13.

  • Namanya, D. B., Berrang-Ford, L., Harper, S. L., Ford, J., Bikaitwoha, E. M., Lwasa, S., Wright, C. J., and Kazaana, C. 2021. Geography, Climate Change and Health Adaptation Planning in Uganda. In Practicing Health Geography (pp. 175-190). Springer, Cham.

  • de Jongh, E. J., Harper, S. L., Yamamoto, S. S., Wright, C. J., Wilkinson, C. W., Ghosh, S., and Otto, S. J. 2020. One Health, One Hive: A scoping review of honey bees, climate change, pollutants, and antimicrobial resistance. bioRxiv.

  • Zavaleta-Cortijo, C., Ford, J. D., Arotoma-Rojas, I., Lwasa, S., Lancha-Rucoba, G., García, P. J., Miranda, J. J., Namanya, D. B., New, M., Wright, C. J., and Berrang-Ford, L., 2020. Climate change and COVID-19: reinforcing Indigenous food systems. Lancet Planet. Health 4(9): e381-e382.

  • Middleton, J., Cunsolo, A., Jones-Bitton, A., Wright, C.J., and Harper, S. L. 2020. Indigenous mental health in a changing climate: A systematic scoping review of the global literature. Environ. Res. Lett. 15(5): 053001.

  • Harper, S. L., Wright, C., Masina, S., and Coggins, S. 2020. Climate change, water, and human health research in the Arctic. Water Secur. 10: 100062.

  • Torres-Slimming, P. A., Wright, C. J., Lancha, G., Carcamo, C. P., Garcia, P. J., Ford, J. D., … and IHACC Research Team 2020. Climatic changes, water systems, and adaptation challenges in Shawi communities in the Peruvian Amazon. Sustainability 12(8): 3422.

  • Saini, M., Roche, S., Papadopoulos, A., Markwick, N., Shiwak, I., Flowers, C., Wood, M., Edge, V.L., Ford, J., Wright, C. and Harper, S. L. 2020. Promoting Inuit health through a participatory whiteboard video. Can. J. Public Health 111(1): 50-59.

  • Torres-Slimming, P. A., Wright, C., Carcamo, C. P., Garcia, P. J., and Harper, S. L. 2019. Achieving the sustainable development goals: A mixed methods study of health-related water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for Indigenous Shawi in the Peruvian Amazon. Int. J. Enviro.n Res. Public Health 16(13): 2429.

  • Wright, C. J., Sargeant, J. M., Edge, V. L., Ford, J. D., Farahbakhsh, K., Shiwak, I., … and IHACC Research Team 2018. How are perceptions associated with water consumption in Canadian Inuit? A cross-sectional survey in Rigolet, Labrador. Sci. Total Environ. 618: 369-378.

  • Wright, C. J., Sargeant, J. M., Edge, V. L., Ford, J. D., Farahbakhsh, K., Shiwak, I., … and Harper, S. L. 2018. Water quality and health in northern Canada: stored drinking water and acute gastrointestinal illness in Labrador Inuit. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 25(33): 32975-32987.

We have a passion for agriculture and agri-food and believe in studying health and disease through a one health lens.

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