Dominic Travis, DVM, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Dominic Travis

Contact Info

datravis@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-5911

Mobile Phone Skype: dominic

Office Address:
435 F AS/VM
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Mailing Address:
435 F AS/VM
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health


Residency in Veterinary Public Health, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

DVM, Michigan State University

MS, University of Maryland (Epidemiology)

BS, North Carolina State University (Zoology)

Summary

Dominic Travis DVM, MS is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, with appointments in the School of Public Health and Institute on the Environment. He is an expert in wildlife epidemiology and veterinary public health, focusing on emerging health and natural resource sustainability issues at the interface of wildlife, domestic animals and humans. Previously, he has worked on designing and conducting disease surveillance and health risk assessments on emerging zoonotic diseases such as West Nile virus, Avian Influenza, SIV/HIV, Anthrax and Ebola virus, among others, across North and South America, Africa and South East Asia. Dr. Travis has served on advisory committees at the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), European Union (EU), East African Union (EAU), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), as well as United States Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Homeland Security and several health and conservation-focused non-governmental organizations. His current research interests focus on interactions between animal/human health and biodiversity, food and water security and the global wildlife trade.

Expertise

Ecosystem Health; Wildlife Epidemiology; Health Risk Analysis and surveillance; Science Communication; International Health Research Collaboration

Research

Research Summary/Interests

His current research interests focus on interactions between animal/human health and biodiversity, food and water security and the global wildlife trade, as well as the socio-cultural drivers of these interactions.

Research Funding Grants

Ecosystem Health in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, NIH, Arcus Foundation, Morris Animal Foundation

Publications

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate VeterinaryAcademic Health CtrGraduatePublic Health Institute
Ecosystem Health Concepts & MethodsXXXXX
Zoonotic and Emerging Infectious DiseasesXXXXX
Intl and Cultural MedicineXXXX
Wildlife Health
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