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Tracey S. McNamara, D.V.M., Diplomate, A.C.V.P.

veterinary pathologist and a Professor of Pathology at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
Tracey S. McNamara, D.V.M., Diplomate, A.C.V.P., is a veterinary pathologist and a Professor of
Pathology at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA.
Dr. McNamara specializes in the recognition and understanding of the diseases of captive and free-
ranging wildlife and is best known for her work on West Nile virus. Her role in the discovery of the West
Nile virus is described in the September 2000 GAO report “West Nile Virus – Lessons for Public Health
Emergency Preparedness”. She is credited as having “served a central role as a unifying force, molding
and sometimes forcing interrelationships between local and federal government agencies and private
enterprises, enabling progress toward the common goal of monitoring a newly emerging disease in the
United States.” The Scientist (March 4, 2002)

Dr McNamara served as a consultant to the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee and
continues to be actively involved in the development of the Nation’s biosurveillance strategy. She served
as lead on a project with Russian colleagues on the “Human-Animal Interface” by the Nuclear Threat
Initiative’s Global Health and Biosecurity program in Wash. DC. She recently gave a TEDxUCLA talk
entitled “Canaries in the Coalmine” about continued gaps in biosurveillance for for emerging biological
threats. She recently chaired a panel on “Disease X” at the World Health Summit, Berlin, 2018 and is
actively involved in the One Health movement and advocates for a species neutral approach to the
detection of pandemic threats. She helped organize a meeting at the Salzburg Global Seminar on One
Health Metrics in November 2019 and is a Salzburg Fellow. Most recently, she was asked to be a
member of the “Red Dawn Breaking Team” on COVID-19, a group of experts advising the Asst Secretary
for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) of the United States.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, September 30
 

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