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Jonna Mazet      

Vice Provost at Grand Challenges, University of California, Davis

Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is the Vice Provost of Grand Challenges and the Chancellor’s Leadership Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology at the University of California, Davis, where she founded the One Health Institute. Dr. Mazet focuses on global health problem-solving, developing innovative and collaborative approaches, especially for emerging infectious disease and conservation challenges.

Mazet is active in international research programs, most notably in relation to disease transmission among wildlife, domestic animals, and people and the ecological drivers of disease emergence. One Health is the collaborative effort across multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for animals, people, and the environment.

Over the past decade, Dr. Mazet was the Global Director of the viral emergence early warning project, PREDICT, developed with the US Agency for International Development’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. An elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine, she also serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats, One Health Action Collaborative, and Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats.

Mazet earned her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine, her Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine in Wildlife and Infectious Disease and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California. She also completed a PhD in epidemiology, expanding her training across human and animal species divides.

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