Brian Bird portrait

Position Title
Director, One Health Institute Laboratory

  • Associate Adjunct Professor of Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases

Brian Bird, DVM, PhD, MSPH, is the Director of the One Health Institute Laboratory and Associate Adj. Professor of Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases. Dr. Bird’s work is focused on novel and known high-consequence viral zoonoses. He has an active research program in California, Sierra Leone and Tanzania that involves both the animal and human health sectors including virus discovery, virus-host ecology, and the development of countermeasures ranging from vaccines to community-based risk mitigation and interventions. His projects are funded from diverse sources including the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Previously, Dr. Bird served as veterinary medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Viral Special Pathogens Branch, and prior to that was a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan.

Current Students:

Brooke Genovese   Ariel Loredo

Current Projects:

Rift Valley Fever Vaccines   One Health Workforce-Next Generation   PREEMPT