Smithsonian’s Global Health Program
Dawn Zimmerman is associate program director of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Global Health Program, which utilizes a One Health approach to the conservation of critically endangered wildlife species and the mitigation of emerging infectious diseases at the wildlife-human interface. As a zoo and wildlife veterinarian, Dawn has spent much of her career working towards the conservation of endangered species through in situ clinical care, research, and capacity building worldwide, to include critical work with the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT program, and with international projects such as UC Davis’ Gorilla Doctors in Africa. Dawn will focus on conservation medicine, exploring the link between One Health and saving species.
Human Health & the Planet’s Health