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Dr. Lauren Cybulska

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Our interconnectedness with domestic and wild animals has subsequently led to a vulnerability to spillover events. With increasing ecological pressure and other human activities that drive zoonosis emergence, we must recognize that preventing emerging diseases should no longer be a unilateral effort by the public health sector. I enjoy integrating my experiences in veterinary medicine, public health, and environmental science to implement a holistic One Health approach in my work.

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As a Project Coordinator of Health and Policy at EcoHealth Alliance, Dr. Lauren Cybulska is involved in various projects ranging from biodiversity conservation to pandemic risk prevention. Dr. Cybulska has an extensive background working in veterinary medicine, public health, and environmental sciences which gives her a unique perspective of the health concerns that arise from cross-species interactions at the human-animal interface. 

Her doctoral research included the surveillance of zoonoses in dogs and cats using a One Health approach. Her other research endeavors include studying the impacts of ecotourism on Sumatran orangutan health in North Sumatra, Indonesia; developing a pandemic risk assessment tool through the United States Geological Survey (USGS); estimating the effects of microclimates on tick distribution in Austin, TX; and mapping human exposure levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in Vietnam. 

Dr. Cybulska received her PhD from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy in New York, NY, with a focus on Environmental and Planetary Health Sciences. She has a Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development as a dual degree from St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX) and l’Université Catholique de l’Ouest (Angers, France). She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with Biology and French minors, which she obtained from CUNY College of Staten Island.

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