Consortium for Conservation Medicine

The Consortium for Conservation Medicine “is a unique collaborative institution that strives to understand the link between anthropogenic environmental change, the health of all species, and the conservation of biodiversity.” Peter Daszak, Executive Director


Established in March of 1997, the Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine (Tufts CCM) is housed in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH) and is a founding member of the Consortium for Conservation Medicine. The Center for Conservation Medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University was the first university-based center devoted to the study of conservation medicine.

With an interdisciplinary team approach, conservation medicine works to solve complex global health problems such as controlling disease in wildlife populations to help protect human and animal health, and preserve species biodiversity.

The Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine provides opportunities for students to participate in global initiatives concerning animal, human and ecosystem health in conjunction with our International Veterinary Medicine and Wildlife and Conservation Medicine signature opportunities. The center has established programs in regional and international conservation medicine research, and has developed novel curricula in conservation medicine to meet the needs of both veterinary and post-graduate students. 1)

University of Pennsylvania - Veterinary

Profile -Gary Tabor, VMD, MES

Gary is the President of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation in Bozeman, Montana. His notable conservation achievements include- Founding the Consortium for Conservation Medicine with EcoHealth Alliance

Gary is currently Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas' Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group. Gary has academic affiliations with the University of Wisconsin - Global Health Initiative, Colorado State University's Salazar Center for North American Conservation, and the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland Australia.2)

Executive Committee

Accessed December 2008 3)

  • Don Burke (US) - Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
  • Leslie Dierauf - Director, U.S. Geological Society National Wildlife Health Center, Wisconsin
  • Debbie Kochevar - Dean, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA
  • Jonathan Patz - Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Transdisciplinary Studies of Health and Society Working Group and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin
  • Mary Pearl - Executive Director, Wildlife Trust, and Associate Director, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, Columbia University
  • Ellen K. Silbergeld - Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Associates
  • Accessed December 2008-
  • Rita Colwell - Professor, University of Maryland, Maryland 4)
  • Andrew Cunningham - Head of Wildlife Epidemiology, Institute of Zoology, United Kingdom
  • André A. Dhondt - Morgens Professor of Ornithology, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, New York
  • Andrew P. Dobson - Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, New Jersey
  • Hume Field - Principal Veterinary Epidemiologist (Emerging Diseases), Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland, Australia
  • Peter J. Hudson - The Willaman Chair in Biology , Elberly College of Science, Mueller Lab, Penn State University, Pennsylvania
  • Alex D. Hyatt - Project Leader, Electron Microscopy Group, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, CSIRO, Australia
  • Kate E. Jones - Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology at the Zoological Society of London.
  • Laura D. Kramer - Professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health at Albany; Director, Arbovirus Laboratories, Division of Infectious Diseases, Wadsworth Center; New York State Department of Health, New York
  • W. Ian Lipkin - Professor of Neurology; Anatomy & Neurobiology, Director, Center for Immunopathogenesis and Infectious Diseases and Center for Developmental Neuroscience, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York
  • Georgina M. Mace - Director of Science, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
  • John MacKenzie - Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, and conjoint Professor of Tropical Infectious Diseases , Australia
  • Ross D.E. MacPhee - Curator, Division of Vertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, New York
  • Robert G. McLean - Program director of wildlife disease research, U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service APHIS
  • Stephen Morse - Director, Center for Public Health Preparedness, The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York
  • Scott Newman - International Wildlife Coordinator for Avian Influenza, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Wildlife Conservation Socity, Italy
  • Leslie A. Real - Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Biology, PBEE, University, Atlanta , Georgia
  • Rick S. Ostfeld - Scientist, Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Milbrook, New York
  • Peter Rabinowitz - Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut
  • Gary Tabor - Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Nathan Wolfe - Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland
  • Shuyi Zhang - PI, Professor, School of Life Science, East China Normal University, China

Full bio details and profile pics5)

Staff 2010 6)


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