Christine Kreuder Johnson

Christine Kreuder Johnson is Professor of Epidemiology and Ecosystem Health in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Director of the UC Davis Institute for Pandemic Intelligence, and has served as Associate Director of the One Health Institute for more than a decade, as well as Director of the EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics, which is a team-based learning environment using data intensive approaches to inform solutions to complex problems spanning animal, human, and environmental health. She has more than 20 years of experience in education, research, policy, partnerships, and strengthening capacity for pandemic prevention and global health security. Professor Johnson has been leading initiatives to investigate the root causes of emerging infectious diseases and identify novel solutions to mitigate and prevent pandemic threats.

She was elected into the National Academy of Medicine for pioneering approaches to surveillance of emerging diseases at the animal-human interface and investigating environmental drivers for spillover of viruses, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is also currently serving as Science Envoy to the US State Department