Chris Whittier

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  • Alexandra Lombard, MCM’18
    Next we have Alexandra Lombard, MCM’18, “I have lived in Columbus, Ohio my entire life and graduated from the Ohio State University with a BS in Zoology. Working with wildlife, especially in a medical sense, has been my passion for quite some time now. I have worked in a small animal vet hospital and a […]
  • Brianna Laing, MCM’18
    Today’s MCM’18 student profile is on Brianna Laing, “My name is Brianna Laing and I graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology.  My concentration at Harvard has encouraged me to have a holistic approach to how biological systems are analyzed and is one of the reasons I was interested in the […]
  • Emily Haines, MCM’18
    Emily Haines, MCM’18, “I graduated from Colgate University with a BA in Classical Studies. I took full advantage of the liberal arts education, however, and also took the pre-requisite courses for veterinary school, as I hope to pursue a DVM after completing the MCM program. I’ve loved animals for my entire life, but I became […]
  • MCM Program Informational Webinar – Monday, January 22 at 3pm (EST)
    Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program! MS in Conservation Medicine Program Informational Webinar Monday, January 22, 2018 3:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time |  1 hr Join WebEx meeting Meeting number (access code): Monday, January 22, 2018 Meeting password: mcm2018   Instructions: 1. Click the link to Join WebEx Meeting. […]
  • MCM Program Informational Webinar – Monday, December 11 at 1pm (EST)
    Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program! MS in Conservation Medicine Program Informational Webinar Monday, December 11, 2017 1:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time |  1 hr Join WebEx meeting Meeting number (access code): 730 055 266 Meeting password: mcm2018   Instructions: 1. Click the link to Join WebEx Meeting. 2. […]

Chris Whittier

V97, PhD Population Medicine

Chris Whittier V97
Chris Whittier, V97, PhD Population Medicine

Chris Whittier, V97, uses his vast experience and knowledge in the fields of population medicine, veterinary medicine and One Health, to direct the MS in Conservation Medicine program (MCM). In addition to teaching courses, mentoring students, and directing the MCM program, Chris is actively involved in global research and conservation efforts.

While studying abroad in Tanzania during his junior year of college, Dr. Whittier had his first exposure to wild mountain gorillas. Inspired by the efforts of conservationists in the field, he went on to veterinary school with a focus on international medicine. His interest in great apes continued, and he returned to Tanzania as a veterinary student to work with renown primatologist and conservationist, Jane Goodall.

Dr. Whittier went on to earn his DVM and PhD in population medicine, with a focus on the diagnosis and epidemiology of infectious disease in wild gorillas. He has since put his expertise to work as a regional field veterinarian with the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project) in Africa, as a contributor to the USAID PREDICT Project, and as director of the MCM program at Cummings School.

Whether he’s teaching courses, mentoring students, conducting research, or flying to the aid of mountain gorillas at a moment’s notice, Dr. Whittier’s work is marked by passion and enthusiasm.

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