Dr. Alice Zwerling

Dr. Alice Zwerling
Dr. Alice Zwerling
Assistant Professor

PhD, MSc, BSc

600 Peter Morand, Room 301E
613-562-5800 ext. 8277


Dr. Zwerling is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a special interest in tuberculosis (TB) and a focus on health economics. Her main areas of expertise and interest currently involve cost-effectiveness analyses to guide thoughtful implementation of community wide screening approaches and active case finding, new tools and treatment regimens for TB. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University, and subsequently specialized in health economic evaluation during a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Dr. Zwerling worked with the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in The Hague to provide technical support to national TB programs through the USAID funded Challenge TB program. 

Dr. Zwerling currently collaborates with the government of Nunavut and others to address key questions around cost-effectiveness of novel approaches and screening to address TB elimination across the Canadian arctic region and Canadian Inuit populations.

Research interests

  • Tuberculosis research including evaluations of novel interventions including diagnostics and treatment and screening approaches
  • Health economics evaluations and infectious disease modelling
  • Evaluations of active case finding and community wide screening for Tuberculosis
  • Global Health epidemiology
  • Infectious disease epidemiology