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Patricia A. Conrad, DVM, PHD

UCGHI Co-Director

Patricia Conrad DVM, PhD is Associate Dean for Global Programs at the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis. Dr. Conrad is a professor of parasitology whose research is focused on the transmission of protozoal parasites between wildlife, humans and domestic animals. She received her DVM from Colorado State University and PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After doing post-doctoral research at the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya, she joined the faculty of the University of California, Davis's School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Conrad has published over 220 scientific papers and book chapters in the fields of emerging infectious diseases, parasitology, ecology of fecally-transmitted waterborne pathogens and One Health; emphasizing the value of collaborative research and education that considers the interconnectedness of humans, animals and environmental change worldwide. She is the recipient of the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, Oscar Schalm and Norman Levine Lectureships and an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship. Dr. Conrad is an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow and member of the National Academy of Medicine.