Kaylee Byers

Dr. Kaylee Byers is a university research associate with the Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society at Simon Fraser University, where she explores ways to improve health communications and knowledge mobilization. She is also the deputy director of the British Columbia node of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative where she leads One Health initiatives that seeks to improve the health of people, animals, and the environment. Her work is centered around community-engaged approaches to solving complex issues. Kaylee completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Population and Public Health as well as a PhD in interdisciplinary studies at the University of British Columbia. Kaylee has over a decade of experience in science communication. Her research has been featured in film, podcasts, books, and numerous media channels and publications including The Conversation. She hosts Genome British Columbia’s podcast Nice Genes, which explores how genomics is being applied to novel and exciting questions. She is also the co-founder of Nerd Nite Vancouver, a monthly science seminar series.