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  • 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 […]
  • MCM Program Informational Webinar – Monday, December 3 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, December 3, 2018 12:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time  |  1 hr Join WebEx meeting Meeting number (access code): 739 766 716 Meeting password: mcm2018   Instructions: 1. Click the link to Join WebEx Meeting. 2. In […]
  • MCM Program Informational Webinar – Monday, November 19 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, November 19, 2018 12:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time  |  1 hr Join WebEx meeting Meeting number (access code): 732 700 368 Meeting password: mcm2019   Instructions: 1. Click the link to Join WebEx Meeting. 2. […]
  • Meghan Warren, MCM’19
    I received my BA in Biology from Willamette University in 2011. After graduating from college, I moved to Jackson, WY for the mountain life but soon discovered Teton Raptor Center, a newly founded raptor education and rehabilitation center. After several years of assisting in the various programs at Teton Raptor Center, I was promoted to […]
  • Rebekah Smith, MCM’19
    My name is Rebekah Smith and I was born and raised near the Appalachian mountain chain of Pennsylvania. I grew up hiking the Appalachian trail and learning about native plants and wildlife from my father who is a naturalist by hobby. In May 2018, I completed my bachelor’s degree at Susquehanna University with a double […]

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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