Christine Johnson, VMD, MPVM, PhD

Christine Kreuder Johnson portrait

Associate Director, One Health Institute
Director, EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics


Christine Kreuder Johnson is Professor of Epidemiology and Ecosystem Health and Associate Director of the One Health Institute in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis where she directs the EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics. Her research activities focus on disease spillover and spread, epidemiologic drivers of zoonotic disease transmission, ecosystem level processes that impact wildlife population health and emerging infectious diseases, and mechanisms underlying wildlife species declines. She provides epidemiologic support to state and national agencies to understand epidemic threats to wildlife and she has developed risk-based approaches for surveillance and risk characterization across a range of field studies from the local to global scale. Professor Johnson currently directs animal and human surveillance activities for USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT project to detect disease spillover, amplification, and spread and inform risk mitigation. At UC Davis, she has designed core didactic instruction in one health and ecosystem health for graduate and professional degree programs and trains graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in wildlife epidemiology and disease ecology.

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