Jennifer Steele, DVM, PhD

I am a veterinarian with training in infectious disease research and a research assistant professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. My primary research interests are zoonotic diseases and international health.

I enjoy working on research projects that take a holistic, integrated approach to problems in health and infectious disease emergence. The area of infectious diseases is a very important topic in global health right now, especially with events like the Ebola outbreak, and ongoing issues such as avian influenza. I’m excited to be part of a program training students to address these significant problems.

Tufts University sustains an international focus with many collaborations around the world, allowing me to work with colleagues globally. The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health has a wide range of faculty with a focus on various aspects of international health. Its master’s program highlights both this range of experience and global focus.

I bring to this program my own extensive experience working internationally on infectious disease problems in Southeast Asia and Africa and my experience working in a laboratory research setting with animal models focusing on pathogenesis of infectious disease.

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