EcoHealth Alliance Announces Election of New Board Member

NEW YORK – October 3, 2018 – EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of animal, environmental, and human health on a global scale, announces the election of Nancy Griffin to its Board of Directors. Bringing her 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector, Ms. Griffin currently serves as the Vice President and Head of Alliance Management in Global Business Development and Licensing at Novartis.

Nancy Griffin

Ms. Griffin becomes the 28th member of EcoHealth Alliance’s Board of Directors, a group of professionals from a diverse set of backgrounds. Ms. Griffin cites her nursing background and interest in population health as what draws her to EcoHealth Alliance’s work. "Having facilitated alliances within the pharmaceutical industry, I know firsthand what a group with diverse expertises focusing together on a single issue can do," Ms. Griffin said. "The scientists at EcoHealth Alliance come from the fields of epidemiology, pathology, economy, anthropology, veterinary science, and data science. Their commitment to protecting the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment is inspiring. I look forward to bringing my experience in coalition building to this organization’s Board."

Ms. Griffin holds a Bachelor in Nursing Science from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Quinnipiac University. She is close to completing her Master’s of Public Health at George Washington University.

About EcoHealth Alliance
Building on over 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife, environmental, and public health from the emergence of disease. Approximately 60 percent of emerging infectious diseases like Ebola, HIV, Zika, SARS, MERS, and West Nile virus have all originated in animals before spilling over to human populations. Using environmental and health data covering the past 60 years, EcoHealth Alliance scientists created the first-ever global disease hotspots map that identified at-risk regions to determine where research and field work are needed to help predict and prevent the next pandemic crisis. That work is the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance's rigorous, science-based approach working in nearly 30 countries worldwide. EcoHealth Alliance's strength is founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, capacity building, and policy initiatives.
Press contact: Anthony Ramos, (212) 380-4469 or ramos@ecohealthalliance.org

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