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Emily Hagan

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Emily Hagan

As a Research Assistant, Emily combines her interest in both human and animal health with the study of zoonotic pathogens that can be transmitted between human and animal populations.
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All Partners

EcoHealth Alliance implements many of our efforts through a variety of partnerships and collaborations. Our alliance of partners includes NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, university groups or centers, and government agencies working on the health, environment, and capacity building challenges facing our modern world. Our aspiration is to link the best people, programs, and partnerships in science and policy to solve some of the most pressing conservation and health issues today.

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

www.amnh.org
AquaMarina

AquaMarina

AquaMarina is a non profit organization established in 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We envision a world of healthy coastal areas and oceans with the highest diversity of species and ecosystems to ensure the future and to improve the quality of life for present and future generations.

www.aquamarina.org
Artemis Research Institute for Wildlife Health in Europe

Artemis Research Institute for Wildlife Health in Europe

The long term mission of ARTEMIS is to become an internationally recognised wildlife research institute that harbours leading experts from different disciplines active in wildlife health research and state-of the-art research laboratories, dedicated to conducting world-class basic and applied research on wildlife health and to providing independent expert opinions and knowledge on issues relevant to improving wildlife health and biodiversity of wildlife species in Europe.

www.artemiswildlifehealth.eu
Asian Nature Conservation Foundation

Asian Nature Conservation Foundation

Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) is a small group of conservation scientists, planners, information managers and administrators working together to support the conservation of biological diversity in India. ANCF was established in 1997 as a charitable trust by the eminent conservation scientist, Prof Raman Sukumar, Chair of the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

www.asiannature.org

Bernard Vallat

Director General, OIE

Bio-Economic Research Associates

Bio-Economic Research Associates

Bio Economic Research Associates (bio-era™) is a private research and advisory firm working at the intersection of emerging biological knowledge and the economy.

www.bio-era.net
Bioconciencia

Bioconciencia

Bioconciencia is a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and its habitat in Mexico

www.bioconciencia.org.mx
BIOTA

BIOTA

Bolivian biologist, Dr. Luis Aguirre, founded the Bolivian Bat Conservation Program to protect bats through education and practical habitat conservation throughout Bolivia.

biota-pcmb.blogspot.com
Brown University

Brown University

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs.

www.brown.edu
Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Cardiff is an international University - from worldwide collaborations to the students we welcome from over 100 different countries.

www.cardiff.ac.uk
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

www.cdc.gov
Centre for Conservation Research

Centre for Conservation Research

The Centre for Conservation Research works to develop a professional, science based approach to environmental conservation through conducting, promoting and facilitating research that will provide information required for environmental conservation and management.

ccrsl.org
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

The prime vision behind the formation of this institute was to contribute in the Veterinary Sciences, Food Sciences, and Fisheries sectors of the country, fostering the socioeconomic development of the country through its graduates, research, and advisory services.

www.cvasu.ac.bd
Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University is Thailand's first institution of higher learning.

www.chula.ac.th
Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

For the past five years, EcoHealth Alliance has received funding from this foundation to safeguard communities in Bangladesh from the deadly Nipah virus, a lethal disease carried by fruit bats.

cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com
Consortium for Environmental Research and Conservation

Consortium for Environmental Research and Conservation

The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia University builds environmental leadership and emphasizes the essential role of the natural world in sustainable development.

www.cerc.columbia.edu
Danau Girang Field Centre

Danau Girang Field Centre

Danau Girang Field Centre is a collaborative research and training facility managed by Cardiff University and Sabah Wildlife Department.

www.cardiff.ac.uk

David Franz

Former Commander of USAMRIID

David Heymann

Chatham House

Department of Veterinary Services, Malaysia

Department of Veterinary Services, Malaysia

The Department of Veterinary Services issues licences and permits relating to import of animals into Malaysia.

www.jpvpp.gov.my
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

For more than a decade, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has generously donated funds to EcoHealth Alliance for a variety of species and habitat conservation projects. Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund grants have funded projects that conserve threatened dolphins in Argentina, safeguard the endangered Black Lion Tamarin in Brazil, and study the elusive West African manatee.

thewaltdisneycompany.com

Dr. Ian Lipkin

Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University

Dr. Rima Khabbaz

Director for Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eaglemere Foundation

This family foundation, operating out of Massachusetts, has been supporting EcoHealth Alliance's disease research work for five years. This forward-thinking foundation invests in our work to discover and contain the next emerging infectious disease.

East China Normal University

East China Normal University

East China Normal University, one of China’s key universities under the direct auspices of the Ministry of Education.

www.ecnu.edu.cn

Eleanor Sterling

American Museum of Natural History

Future Earth

Future Earth

Future Earth is the global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world.

http://www.futureearth.org
Germeshausen Foundation

Germeshausen Foundation

This Boston-based foundation has been supporting our international conservation efforts for many years. Funds received from this foundation have built the capacity of scientists and NGOs throughout Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

www.germeshausen.org
Good Cause Greetings

Good Cause Greetings

Good Cause Greetings is provider of personalized corporate charity cards and holiday cards for personal use. Good Cause Greetings donates 10% of their annual sales to major charities they support around the world, including EcoHealth Alliance.

www.goodcausegreetings.com
Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Made in the US since 1977, Hanky Panky is dedicated to innovative design, comfort, and quality in their lingerie and sleepwear. Hanky Panky supports many worthy organizations, including EcoHealth Alliance and our efforts to protect animal, ecosystem, and human health worldwide.

www.hankypanky.com
Harland Clarke

Harland Clarke

Harland Clarke is a leading provider of checks and related products, contact center services, e–Commerce and direct response marketing solutions to financial services companies throughout the U.S.

www.clarkeamerican.com

Heinz Feldmann

National Institute of Health

Hume Field

Epidemiologist, Queensland Biosecurity, Australia

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh

Dedicated to saving lives, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh is an international health research organisation located in Bangladesh.

www.icddrb.org
International Union for Conservation of Nature

International Union for Conservation of Nature

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization.

www.iucn.org
IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas

IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas

IPÊ is dedicated to biodiversity conservation through science. We work with research, professional training, environmental education and sustainable income alternatives that emphasize socio-environmental responsibility from communities, corporations and opinion formers.

www.ipe.org.br

Jason Thomas

Deputy Chief, Global Health Security Branch at US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jean-Vivien Mombouli

Director, National Public Health Laboratory, Brazzaville, Congo

Jim Collins

Professor, Arizona State University, member of council of National Science Foundation, former program head at National Science Foundation

John Mackenzie

World Health Organization consultant, virologist, Australia

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson embraces research and science to bring innovative products and services to advance the health and well being of people. In line with their efforts to create a healthier world, Johnson & Johnson supports EcoHealth Alliance programs as we work to protect global health and safeguard ecosystems worldwide.

www.jnj.com

Joko Pamungkas

PREDICT Country Coordinator - Indonesia

Jonathan Patz

Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin

Juan Lubroth

Chief of Animal Health, Food and Agriculture Organization

L'Oréal USA

L'Oréal USA

For over 100 years, L'Oréal has been committed to science and innovation. Through the L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science, L'Oréal USA annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers with grants to be put towards their postdoctoral research. And with the L'Oréal USA For Girls In Science website girls, ages 13-18, can discover, learn and achieve future success in S.T.E.M. The website acts as a resource for young girls to learn about notable women in S.T.E.M, watch videos of scientists and researchers at work, and have access to opportunities and careers in S.T.E.M fields.

forgirlsinscience.org
Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation

Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation

For many years, the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation has supported our work to conserve species across the globe. From funds to quell elephant human conflict in India to jaguar conservation in Brazil, the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation has been a generous supporter of EcoHealth Alliance's mission.

www.lcaof.org
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

The generosity of the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation has allowed EcoHealth Alliance to develop an unrestricted fund that enables our staff to pursue new initiatives in the realm of capacity building, conservation, and ecosystem health.

www.macphilanthropies.org

Mars Foundation

With support from the Mars Foundation, EcoHealth Alliance was able to create a “Sustainability Fund” that enables our staff to pursue new initiatives in the realm of ecosystem health and policy. Such funds are being utilized for targeted outreach efforts to bring awareness to and help counter the negative impact of the illegal wildlife trade, which threatens species survival.

Michele and Agnese Cestone Foundation

For over two years, the Cestone Foundation has supported EcoHealth Alliance's PetWatch program. PetWatch is a multi-faceted program that provides a consumer-friendly guide to purchasing an appropriate exotic pet, focusing on issues such as health, sustainability, animal welfare, and health.

www.petwatch.net

Monica Romero

PREDICT Deep Forest Coordinator - Brazil

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

health.nih.gov
National Wildlife Health Center, USGS

National Wildlife Health Center, USGS

The National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) is a science center of the Biological Resources Discipline of the United States Geological Survey. The NWHC was established in 1975 as a biomedical laboratory dedicated to assessing the impact of disease on wildlife and to identifying the role of various pathogens in contributing to wildlife losses.

www.nwhc.usgs.gov
New York Department of Environmental Conservation

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.

www.dec.ny.gov

Patricia Moehlman

Chair, IUCN Equid Specialist Group

Pay it Forward Apparel, LLC

Pay it Forward Apparel, LLC

Pay it Forward (PIF) Apparel is committed to positively impact the world's most charitable causes by connecting the next generation of donors with the best run charitable organizations in the world. PIF donates 25 percent of every sale to their charity partners, including EcoHealth Alliance. Be sure to visit their website and Pay It Forward to global health.

http://www.pifapparel.com
Peduli Konservasi Alam Indonesia (PEKA Indonesia)

Peduli Konservasi Alam Indonesia (PEKA Indonesia)

Peduli Konservasi Alam Indonesia (PEKA Indonesia) Foundation was established on 25 August 2000 in Bogor, West Java– Indonesia. Through our main programs in Research, Conservation Education and Community Development, we are promoting Ecosystem Health in Indonesia.

www.peka-indonesia.org
PERHILITAN

PERHILITAN

In Malaysia, Department of Wildlife and National Parks, commonly known as PERHILITAN (Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara in Malay) is a governmental organization that is responsible for the protection, management and preservation of wildlife and national parks in Peninsular Malaysia.

www.wildlife.gov.my

Pierre Formenty

World Health Organization

Princeton University

Princeton University

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States.

www.princeton.edu
PROVITA

PROVITA

PROVITA, founded in February 1987, is an initiative of biology students at the Central University of Venezuela.

www.provita.org.ve
Public Health Foundation of India

Public Health Foundation of India

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups.

www.phfi.org
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

The Mission of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is to provide the best learning environment to prepare students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team, advancing human and animal health (One Health) through research and knowledge exchange.

www.rossu.edu

Ruth Covo Foundation

This family foundation out of Boston has provided operational support to EcoHealth Alliance for more than a decade. Such support has enabled EcoHealth Alliance to better fulfill our mission to conserve nature and safeguard ecosystem and human health.

Sabah Wildlife Department

Sabah Wildlife Department

The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) is responsible for implementation and administration of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment, 1997. Under this Enactment the department conserves and regulates wildlife utilization in Sabah and it manage a number of protected areas.

www.wildlife.sabah.gov.my

Scott Dowell

Director of Division of Global Disease Detection & Emergency Response, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

This long-term funder of EcoHealth Alliance has contributed funds for a myriad of conservation projects aimed at conserving endangered species such as the West Javan tree frog in Indonesia, the Antillean manatee in Brazil, and the Grevy’s Zebra in Africa.

www.swbg-conservationfund.org

Shuyi Zhang

PREDICT Country Coordinator - China

Smithsonian Institute

Smithsonian Institute

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.

www.si.edu

Steve Aldrich

President and CEO, Bio-ERA

Steve Luby

ICDDR,B Bangladesh

Stuart Nichol

Chief, Viral Special Pathogens Branch, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supaporn Wacharapluesadee

PREDICT Country Coordinator - Thailand

Susty Party

Susty Party

Susty Party creates responsibly made, eco-friendly party supplies and compostable tableware. Parties and events generate the second largest amount of waste in the USA, just behind the construction industry! Susty Party products make parties more sustainable, and sustainability a little more fun.
Susty Party's made-in-the-USA plates, bowls and straws are available in retail stores. The sustyparty.com online store offers a curated selection of Susty Party-approved party supplies from many of our favorite #susty brands.

We are a certified YouthTrade company and B Corporation. Our shared social, economic, environmental and spiritual values drive us at Susty Party to make the world a better place, while having fun at the same time. Our motto is: Respect Earth & Party On!

http://sustyparty.com

Ted Leighton

Director of Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Center

The Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University

The Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University

The Center for Infection and Immunity, located at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, is dedicated to promoting global health through innovative research and training programs in infectious disease. Our focus is on pathogen surveillance and discovery along with understanding how genes and the environment contribute to health and disease.

cii.columbia.edu
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.

ciesin.columbia.edu

The Leo Model Foundation

This New York-based foundation has been supporting the conservation of wild equids in Africa for more than five years. Such work includes training African scientists in conservation activities, studying the ecology of wild equids, and building community awareness on the importance of conservation. The foundation also provides critical operating support that enables our work to flourish and expand.

The New York Community Trust

The New York Community Trust

The New York Community Trust has been a loyal supporter of EcoHealth Alliance's work for many years. This innovative funder helped EcoHealth Alliance develop the first-ever predictive map of global “Emerging Disease Hotspots” several years ago. Recent support allowed EcoHealth Alliance to build on that map to better understand where diseases will travel from hotspot areas as travel and trade continue to increase on a global scale. Our latest grant with EcoHealth Alliance conducts surveillance of the wildlife trade at New York City ports. EcoHealth Alliance is working with government officials to confiscate, identify species, and assess disease introductions from wildlife illegally smuggled through U.S. borders.

www.nycommunitytrust.org
The University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming provides quality undergraduate and graduate education to 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. Established in Laramie, WY in 1886, UW is a nationally recognized research institution with accomplished faculty and world-class facilities.

www.uwyo.edu
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE.

www.oie.int

Tom Geisbert

Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch

Tufts University Center for Conservation Medicine

Tufts University Center for Conservation Medicine

The Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine (TuftsCCM) addresses the health relationships occurring at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment, working to achieve overall ecosystem health.

www.tufts.edu
United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme

To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

www.unep.org
University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

As a leading global university, UC Davis and its community of faculty, students and staff are dispersed throughout the state, nation and world.

www.ucdavis.edu
University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

The University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies builds partnerships to synergize and sustain excellence in the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service that make the University of Wisconsin-Madison a world leader in addressing environmental challenges.

www.nelson.wisc.edu
USDA-APHIS

USDA-APHIS

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.

www.aphis.usda.gov
Veterinarians without Borders

Veterinarians without Borders

In the Americas, VWB/VSF works on big picture challenges of nutrition, disease in livestock and free-roaming dogs by concentrating on small, workable solutions. VWB/VSF partners with local communities and other non-profits to deliver on the ground programs that focus on creating stable, sustainable communities and improved health for animals, people and the environments in which they live.

www.vetswithoutborders.ca
Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe.

www.wcs.org
World Health Organization

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

www.who.int