MCM Faculty

Interdisciplinary faculty and resources are drawn broadly from all schools at Tufts University including the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, Fletcher School, School of Medicine and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and from the Consortium for Conservation Medicine.

The MCM program's diverse faculty—which includes wildlife veterinarians, epidemiologists, ecologists, large animal veterinarians, policy experts, environmental engineers and others—has pursued research at home and around the world in infectious disease transmission, environmental toxicants, humane animal population control and environmental monitoring. The program collaborates across disciplines within the veterinary school, across the University, and with colleagues around the world, in research as well as in teaching.

Program Director

Chris Whittier, DVM, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Conservation Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Program Coordinator

Alison Robbins, MS, DVM
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Conservation Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Program Assistant

Tracey Glover
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Conservation Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Course Directors

Janetrix Hellen Amuguni, BVM, MA, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Tufts University liaison for the USAID/RESPOND West Congo Basin region
Julie C. Ellis, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Amy Gantt, MA
Director, Office of Proposal Development, Office of the Vice Provost
Tufts University
David M. Gute, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tufts University School of Engineering
Rebecca Harris, PhD
Associate, Sandford Cohen and Associates
Raymond Hyatt, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Stephen H. Levine, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tufts University School of Engineering
Michael W. McGuill, DVM, MPH
Acting Director, DVM-MPH and Public Health programs
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Elena Naumova, PhD
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Dean for Research, Tufts University School of Engineering
Felicia Nutter, DVM
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Jennifer Steele, DVM, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Contributing Faculty

Selena Ahmed, PhD
TEACRS Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology
Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
Sandy Ayres, DVM
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Infectious Diseases Section
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Perry J. Bain, DVM, PhD, DiplACVP
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Infectious Diseases Section
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Ari Bernstein, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment
Harvard School of Public Health
Charles Chester, PhD, MA, MALD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, International Environmental Policy
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Kenneth Chui, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Peter Daszak, PhD
President, EcoHealth Alliance
Arthur Donohue-Rolfe, PhD
Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Infectious Diseases Section
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Jonathan H. Epstein, DVM, MPH, Certificate in International Veterinary Medicine
Associate Vice President, EcoHealth Alliance
Executive Director, Consortium for Conservation Medicine
Richard French, DVM
Head Pathologist, New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
University of New Hampshire Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences
Parviez Hosseini, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, EcoHealth Alliance
Joseph Lau, MD
Professor, The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts University School of Medicine
Betsy Like
Library Manager, The Webster Family Library
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Joann Lindenmayer, DVM, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Public Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Randy Mickley
USDA/Wildlife Services
Jean M. Mukherjee, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Infectious Diseases Section
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Rick Ostfeld, PhD
Disease Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Mark Pokras, DVM
Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Wildlife and Conservation Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Occupational Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
J. Michael Reed, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology
Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
Allen Rutberg, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences,
Center for Animals and Public Policy
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Inga Sidor, MS, DVM
Senior Veterinary Pathologist, New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
University of New Hampshire Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences
Patrick Skelly, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Sam Telford, SD, MA
Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Florina Tseng, DVM
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health,
Director, Wildlife Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Bryan S. Windmiller, PhD
Ecological Consultant