After an 8-year period working in clinical practice, Dr. Guerin investigated possible career options in food safety, zoonoses, public health, and outbreak investigations, which led to her MSc in epidemiology followed by a PhD in the same area of study. Her MSc research focused on temporal links of Salmonella serotypes in human and animal populations, and her PhD research focused on Campylobacter epidemiology in broiler chickens in Iceland. Dr. Guerin's PhD work sparked an interest in poultry, which led to her current faculty position as poultry epidemiologist at the University of Guelph. Her main research interest is the management of infectious diseases in poultry, one component of which involves the public health aspects of poultry production. Currently, Michele has five PhD students and one MSc student. Dr. Guerin collaborates with various organizations, such as the Chicken Farmers of Ontario, Egg Farmers of Ontario, Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg & Chick Commission, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, the Poultry Industry Council, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Animal Health Laboratory, as well as faculty in several departments at the University of Guelph (Pathobiology, Animal & Poultry Science, Mathematics & Statistics) and at the University of Montreal.
- Genotyping of infectious bronchitis viruses identified in Canada between 2000 and 2013
- The effects of climate change on avian migratory patterns and the dispersal of commercial poultry diseases in Canada – Part I.
- Examination of a novel practical poultry management method to enhance the effect of live Eimeria vaccination for conventionally housed replacement layer pullets.
- A temporal study of Salmonella serovars from fluff samples from poultry breeder hatcheries in Ontario between 1998 and 2008.
- Risk factors associated with the colonization of Ontario layer chicken flocks with Brachyspira species.
- The effects of climate change on avian migratory patterns and the dispersal of commercial poultry diseases in Canada – Part II.
- Burden of self-reported acute gastrointestinal illness in Cuba.
- Temperature-related risk factors associated with the colonization of broiler-chicken flocks with Campylobacter spp. in Iceland, 2001 – 2004.
- House-level risk factors associated with the colonization of broiler flocks with Campylobacter spp. in Iceland, 2001 – 2004.
- Temporal clusters of Salmonella serovars in humans in Alberta, 1990-2001.
- A temporal study of Salmonella serovars in animals in Alberta between 1990 and 2001.