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  • MCM Program Informational Webinar – Monday, March 25 at 12pm (EST)
    Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program! MS in Conservation Medicine Program Informational Webinar Monday, March 25, 2019 12:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time  |  1 hr Join WebEx meeting Meeting number (access code): 736 409 553 Meeting password: mcm2019   Instructions: 1. Click the link to Join WebEx Meeting. 2. […]
  • MCM Program Informational Webinar – Wednesday, February 27 at 12pm (EST)
    Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program! MS in Conservation Medicine Program Informational Webinar Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time  |  1 hr Join WebEx meeting Meeting number (access code): 731 101 649 Meeting password: mcm2019   Instructions: 1. Click the link to Join WebEx Meeting. 2. […]
  • Five Things You Didn’t Know about Groundhogs
    Chris Whittier, V97, research assistant professor of conservation medicine at Cummings School, shares the dirt on these important enormous, whistling, burrowing squirrels While many Americans would recognize famed Punxsutawney Phil as a groundhog, they may not know much else about the species. As Groundhog Day approaches on February 2, let’s take a minute to consider […]
  • Why are there so many wild turkeys in Massachusetts now?
    Chris Whittier, V97, research assistant professor of conservation medicine at Cummings School, explains
  • MCM Program Informational Webinar – Monday, January 28 at 12pm (EST)
    Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program! MS in Conservation Medicine Program Informational Webinar Monday, January 28, 2019 12:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time  |  1 hr Join WebEx meeting Meeting number (access code): 730 197 183 Meeting password: mcm2019   Instructions: 1. Click the link to Join WebEx Meeting. 2. In […]

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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