Jonna Mazet, DVM, PhD

Jonna Mazet portrait

Executive Director, One Health Institute
Project Director, One Health Workforce: Next Generation Project
Steering Committee, Global Virome Project
PREDICT project
Chair, National Academies’ One Health Action Collaborative
Co-Vice Chair, UC Global Health Institute Board of Directors


Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is a Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology and Executive Director of the One Health Institute in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she focuses on global health problem solving, especially for emerging infectious disease and conservation challenges. Dr. Mazet is active in international One Health research programs, most notably in relation to disease transmission among wildlife, domestic animals, and people and the ecological drivers of disease emergence. Currently, she is the Global Director of a $175 million viral emergence early warning project, named PREDICT, that has been developed with the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2013 in recognition of her successful and innovative approach to emerging environmental and global health threats and serves on the National Academies’ Forum on Microbial Threats, as well as chairs the Academies’ One Health Work Group. Jonna joined the UC Global Health Institute Board of Directors as co-vice chair in April 2019.

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