is an epidemiologist and executive director of the One Health Institute
at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Global Virome Project
and served as global director of the USAID PREDICT
project for 10 years, an early-warning project aimed at finding emerging viruses before they spread to humans. Since 2009, PREDICT has empowered partners in over 30 countries to deploy a One Health approach for zoonotic disease prevention, detection, and response, including supporting 60 laboratories in the world's most risky areas for spillover to be able to do virus discovery. The project's teams have collected and tested samples from more than 164,000 animals and people and detected almost 1,200 potentially zoonotic viruses, among them 160 novel coronaviruses, including multiple SARS- and MERS-like coronaviruses. She can discuss emerging infectious disease, related conservation challenges and global health problem solving strategies.