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Irene Bueno-Padilla, D.V.M., M.P.H.


Dr. Irene Bueno-Padilla graduated from the University of Cordoba Veterinary School (Spain) in 2007 and then moved to the University of Minnesota for an internship at The Raptor Center, and then a combined residency and Masters in Public Health (MPH) with an Ecosystem Health focus. In collaboration with the EcoHealth Alliance, her MPH project was a risk analysis on the public health risks from wild rodent imports from Latin America into the U.S. Currently, she is enrolled in the Veterinary Medicine PhD program at the University of Minnesota, working with Dr. Dominic Travis and others in the Ecosystem Health group. Her focus is on Epidemiology, and she plans to continue her research career on risk analysis, public health and wildlife conservation.