Zhengxia Dou, PhD
Professor of Agricultural Systems at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Dou's research aims to integrate scientific understanding with management decision-making in livestock production systems for the development of systems-based best management practices that reduce the environmental footprint of farming related to the health of the agroecosystems and beyond. Her research topics include agricultural nutrients and non-point source pollution; manure-borne pathogens, antimicrobial drug residues, and AMR genes and their post-shedding environmental fate; and the feasibility, safety, and sustainability implications of livestock animals as bio-processes for recycling and reuse of human food wastes. Dr. Dou also maintains extensive collaboration internationally, particularly with Chinese scientists on sustainable and productive farming technologies for empowering smallholder farmers. Dr. Dou completed her undergraduate education at Yan'an University and earned a master degree at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Soil Science Institute. She obtained her PhD degree at Penn State University. She was a post doctoral researcher prior to joining Penn Vet faculty.
Nancy E. Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Independence Chair in Nursing Education and Professor, School of Nursing, John Hopkins University; Associate Dean for Research, John Hopkins University; Associate Director, John Hopkins Center for Global Health, John Hopkins University
Dr. Nancy E. Glass conducts clinical and community-based intervention research with diverse populations across multiple settings both domestically and globally. Since 2002, she has served as Principal Investigator of nine federally funded multidisciplinary research projects (NICHD, NIMHD, CDC, NIMH, NINR, OWH) to improve safety, health, and economic security and address gender inequity in diverse community and clinic settings.
Dr. Glass has collaborated with global experts and donors including UNICEF, the World Bank Group, and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. She has implemented and evaluated prevention programs that challenge social norms that sustain violence against women in both Somalia and South Sudan. Dr. Glass has also helped examine the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) in the South Central, Puntland, and Somaliland regions of Somalia to inform GBV programs and service. She works to improve health care systems' response to displaced and refugee populations through a partnership that examines the feasibility and acceptability of ASIST-GBV, a screening tool for responding to GBV among women in humanitarian settings. Dr. Glass recently co-founded Pigs for Peace and Rabbits for Resilience, two animal microfinance initiatives aimed at improving the economic and well-being outcomes of rural women, adolescents and their families in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Dr. Glass’s research collaborations have used mHealth technologies to deliver programs and to collect confidential and secure data, reach diverse populations, and provide tools and resources to health and social service providers. She is committed to collaborating with and mentoring colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students globally, as well as partnering with community experts and organizations to improve health, safety, and economic stability for women, families, and communities.
Joan C. Hendricks, VMD, PhD
The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Joan C. Hendricks became the 12th dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She was one of the first women to become dean of a veterinary school in the United States. Dr. Hendricks has served on the faculty of the School for more than 30 years. In 2001, she became the first woman to hold an endowed professorship at Penn Vet, when she was named the Henry and Corinne R. Bower Professor of Small Animal Medicine. She is founding director of the Veterinary Clinical Investigation Center (VCIC) and holds a secondary appointment as professor in the Department of Medicine at Penn’s School of Medicine.
Dr. Hendricks' work on veterinary critical care and on the biology of sleep has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Nature Neuroscience. She is frequently invited to lecture at major conferences around the world. She earned her VMD and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and has a BS in biology and psychology from Yale University.
Bonnie Jenkins, PhD, LLM, JD
Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Visiting Fellow at the Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania
Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins is a Visiting Fellow at The Brookings Institution and the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. She is also the Founder and President of the Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security organization. Previously, she was the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. She was also the U.S. representative to the G7 Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction and chaired the Global Partnership in 2012. She was the Department of State lead to the Nuclear Security Summit, and she coordinated the Department of State’s activities related to the effort to secure all vulnerable nuclear material. She was a leading US official in the launch and implementation of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and also led engagement efforts with the nongovernmental sector in the GHSA. She served on the DOS Diversity Governance Council and is the founder of the GHSA Next Generation Network. Prior to joining government, she was the Program Officer for US Foreign Policy at the Ford Foundation. She is also a retired Naval Reserve Officer. Jenkins was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Virginia; an LL.M. in international and comparative law from the Georgetown University Law Center; an M.P.A. from the State University of New York at Albany; a J.D. from Albany Law School and a B.A. from Amherst College.
Yalacé Yamba KABORET, DMV
Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires (EISMV)
Yalacé Yamba KABORET is a senior lecturer and researcher for more than 25 years at Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires (EISMV) of Dakar (Sénégal). A full Professor in Pathology and Livestock Pathology, he is a graduate of special study in Pathology and in Animal and Comparative Immunology.
Born June 13th, 1957 in Tiébissou (Republic of Ivory Coast), he has been Professor of Pathology and Livestock Pathology at EISMV in Dakar for 13 years. He held a variety of responsibilities within this Institution, before being the General Director since the end of 2015.
He taught at several Veterinary Colleges and Faculties in Africa and at the University of Liège in Belgium. His whole career has been dedicated about teaching and research in animal pathology, animal health at the Human/companion-production animals/wildlife interface. He has published alone or in collaboration several scientific articles.
He has received the honors of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Lion du Sénégal and Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Burkina Faso.
Olivier Lepage, DMV, MS, Privat Dozent, DECVS
Qualified veterinarian, University of Liège (Belgium); Head of the Equine Health Centre at VetAgro Sup, veterinary campus of Lyon (France)
Dr. Lepage obtained a Master of Science from the University of Montreal (Canada) and became Privat Dozent from the University of Bern (Switzerland). Post-graduate degrees were on studies about noninvasive assessment of bone and the effect of bisphosphonate on this tissue. More recently he developed various equine models to assess regenerative medicine. Clinical research is focused on wound healing and guttural pouch mycosis.
His clinical career started as a private practitioner and after an internship followed by a residency in large animal surgery (Montréal), he became ECVS Diplomate in 1994. The following four years he had the challenge of managing the equine surgery team at the University of Bern. A Full Professor in equine surgery since 1998, he is Head of the Equine Health Centre at VetAgro Sup, veterinary campus of Lyon (France). He is a sought-after invited speaker with more than 130 peer-reviewed publications.By participating since 2000, in clinical projects in North, West and South Africa, he had the chance to get involved on a more practical education field with local populations and their working equids, opening his mind to Global Health and to the importance of the action that a veterinarian can play.
He served ESVOT as President and as Board Member of ECVS. He is presently Director for Partnerships and International Relations at VetAgro Sup, in charge of setting up an international Global Health strategy. This include building veterinary educational and services capacity in partnership with the Inter-State School of Veterinary Medicine of Dakar (Sénégal).
Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD
Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from The Ohio State University in 1981 and 1985, respectively. Dr. Maccabe began his professional career in Jefferson, Ohio where he worked in a mixed animal practice with primary emphasis on dairy herd health.
In 1988, he was commissioned as a Public Health Officer in the U.S. Air Force where he managed the preventive medicine activities of several Air Force installations and directed programs in occupational health, communicable disease control, and health promotion.
Dr. Maccabe completed his Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University in 1995. That same year he became Chief of the Health Risk Assessment Branch of the U.S. Air Force where he directed the health risk assessment program for environmental restoration activities throughout the Air Force.
Dr. Maccabe completed his Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, at the University of Arizona in 2002. He subsequently became the Associate Executive Director at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges where he led programs to advance veterinary medical education. In 2007, he was appointed as CDC’s Liaison to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where he coordinated policies and programs between the two agencies before returning to AAVMC in 2012 as the CEO.
Noelle Noyes, PhD
DVM/PhD dual-degree post-doctoral researcher, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University
Dr. Noelle Noyes received her BA in European Studies from Amherst College; her MA in Ethnology from Osnabrueck University on an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship; and her PhD in Epidemiology from Colorado State University. She also completed a USDA NIFA post-doctoral fellowship. She is now in her last year of veterinary training, with a focus on large animal and livestock production medicine and will join the faculty at University of Minnesota in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department in Spring, 2018.
Dr. Noyes’ current research focuses on the foodborne and environmental components of livestock production, with the ultimate goal of optimizing both public health and food safety and security. She uses a combination of epidemiological and molecular methods to track pathogens and antibiotic resistance throughout the food production system in an effort to identify specific production practices that improve food safety and environmental health. To this end, she and her colleagues sample livestock and their waste products in live-animal operations, slaughterhouses and surrounding environments. Culture- and sequence-based assays, and advanced bioinformatic and statistical analytics are used to elucidate the ecology, epidemiology and environmental dissemination of pathogens and genes with public health importance.
Dr. Noyes will discuss environmental and food safety considerations of modern production agriculture, with a focus on the use of advanced techniques and best practices to safeguard public health at the livestock-human interface.
Guy Palmer, DVM, PhD
Regents Professor of Pathology & Infectious Diseases, Jan and Jack Creighton Endowed Chair of Global Health, and Senior Director of Global Health, Washington State University
Guy Palmer DVM, PhD is the founding director of WSU’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, he currently leads university-wide efforts as Senior Director of Global Health.
A board-certified pathologist, Dr. Palmer leads global health programs in Africa and Central America as well as directing the Robert R. Fast Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory. He heads the NIH Training Program in Infectious Diseases and holds a NIH MERIT award for research on pathogen emergence. He holds a joint appointment at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology and directs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported Integrated PhD Program between WSU and the Mandela Institution.
Dr. Palmer was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2006 and is an AAAS Medical Sciences Fellow. Following six years on the National Academies’ Board on Global Health, he currently serves the US Global Leadership Coalition and the Washington Global Health Alliance. He chairs NIH Advisory Groups for COBRE/INBRE Programs and the Biosecurity Research Institute.
Dr. Palmer has been recognized with Cornell’s Poppensiek Professorship, the IBM Professorship at Colby, the Schalm Lecturership at the University of California, the Distinguished Scientist Lectureship at NIH, the Science in Medicine Lectureship at the University of Washington, and the Merck Award for Creativity. Dr. Palmer holds honorary doctorates from the University of Bern (Dr.Med.Vet, 2011) and Kansas State University (PhD, 2016).
Woutrina A. Smith, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis
Dr. Smith also leads the Center of Expertise on Planetary Health, a consortium within the UC Global Health Institute that brings together faculty and students from all ten campuses to address coupled health-environment challenges. She has had led One Health research projects in the US as well as in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with funding coming from diverse sources including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the US Agency for International Development, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In Tanzania and Ethiopia, she has active USAID grants to study the epidemiology of livestock health and disease in order to inform on management practices that can promote the health of the animals as well as the people who interact with them. In the teaching arena, in person and online she leads courses in the professional DVM, graduate, and undergraduate programs at UC Davis, where her research programs provide real-life examples to bring the teaching concepts to life for students. Additionally, as Capacity Team lead for the global Predict Program based at UC Davis, she works with scientists and stakeholders in 30 developing countries to strengthen local capabilities to conduct health surveillance in animal and human populations at key interfaces where new diseases are likely to emerge.
Judith N. Wasserheit, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Global Health, Professor of Global Health, Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Judith N. Wasserheit, MD, MPH has worked extensively at the interface of STI and HIV clinical-epidemiological research, programs and policy in the U.S. and globally. Currently Professor and Chair, of Global Health at the University of Washington, as well as Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, she was the Founding Chief of the U.S. NIH’s STD Research Branch; Director of the U.S. CDC’s STD/HIV Prevention Program, and Director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. She has worked in Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Thailand and Zambia. Her development of the concept of epidemiological synergy between HIV infection and other STDs has had a major influence on HIV prevention policy and programs worldwide.
Dr. Wasserheit has broad experience working with agencies, governments, and colleagues on STD and HIV research, policy and programmatic issues. She is a member of National Academy of Medicine, the American Epidemiological Society, the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, was a London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s Heath Clark Endowed Lecturer. Dr. Wasserheit earned her MD from Harvard University, her MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and her BA from Princeton University.