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Cornell University


Nicholas Hollingshead

Data Analyst

Nick provides expertise in data collection, management, analysis, and communication to support disease surveillance and wildlife health research.
A portrait of Emma Houck

Zoological Veterinarian

Emma is a veterinarian who applies medical knowledge to improve the health and welfare of wildlife species in managed and free-ranging environments.
Alyssa Wetterau

Postdoctoral Associate

Alyssa is pursuing her doctoral training focused on the impacts of infectious disease on amphibian populations, and the implications for the conservation of threatened and endangered species.
Helen Lee

Conservation & Livelihoods Advisor

Helen focuses on wildlife health and conservation, and furthering the impact of One Health and Planetary Health approaches. She works on developing sustainable solutions to conservation and development challenges, with a particular focus on local communities.
Mani Lejeune


Mani is intrigued by the biodiversity of wildlife parasites and focuses on improving understanding of host-parasite interactions.
Katherine McClure

Postdoctoral Fellow in Disease Ecology (2019-2021)

Katherine is a disease ecologist interested in applying quantitative methods to better understand and control infectious diseases at the population level.
Steve Osofsky

Wildlife Veterinarian

Steve's focus is on the conservation of free-ranging wildlife, as well as on the deeply intertwined relationships among environmental stewardship, system resilience, economic development, and human health and well-being.
Jennifer Peaslee

Wildlife Health Program Coordinator

Jennifer is the communications and activities coordinator for the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab and assists other related programs. Her research interests include avian disease, insects, and arthropods.
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Veterinary Epidemiologist & Disease Ecologist

Raina studies the mechanisms that drive the spillover of pathogens between species. Her transdisciplinary work demonstrates that preserving and restoring wildlife habitats can stop pathogen spillover by minimizing contact between wildlife and people as well as their livestock.
Robin Radcliffe

Wildlife Veterinarian

Robin’s work addresses critical One Health challenges linking endangered species, environments, and communities. He seeks novel solutions through stakeholder engagement.