Julianne Meisner, PHD, MS, BVM&S, is an epidemiologist, veterinarian, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington (UW), researching issues related to One Health and pandemics. Her work focuses on human health at the human-animal-environment interface, with an emphasis on novel pathogen emergence, the human health effects of livestock keeping, and anticolonial approaches to global One Health research. She has many years of experience conducting linked human-animal research among livestock-keeping communities in sub-Saharan Africa, and strong teaching and research interests in epidemiologic methods and biostatistics, in particular spatial epidemiology and methods for drawing causal inference from observational studies. She holds her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, and her MS and PhD in Epidemiology from UW.
Her current projects focus on novel virus emergence at high-risk human-animal interfaces in South America, Africa, and Asia, and the role of land use change in disease emergence; methods for modeling human-animal contact networks for more accurate modeling of disease transmission between animals and humans; the role of land tenure and land rights in human and animal health; and One Health surveillance system strengthening.