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Epidemiology, Public Health, and Public Policy Focus Area

Option 2: Students in the DVM program with an interest in Epidemiology, Public Health, and Public Policy

Useful web sites include:

  1. ProMED-mail (Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases)
    http://www.promedmail.org
  2. John Snow and the Broad Street Pump
    http://www.sph.unc.edu/courses/course_support/case_studies/JohnSnow/
  3. Epiinfo (data manipulation, graphing and statistics)
    http://www.cdc.gov/epiinfo/
  4. WWW Virtual Library: Epidemiology Page
    http://www.epibiostat.ucsf.edu/epidem/epidem.html
  5. EPIVET-L (Veterinary epidemiology listserv)
    Subscribe via email: listserv@upei.ca
  6. Epidemiology Supercourse - http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/
  7. Office International des Epizooties (OIE) - World Organization for Animal Health
    http://www.oie.int/eng/en_index.htm
  8. Food Safety and Bioterrorism. FDA/CFSAN
    http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fsterr.html
  9. USDA APHIS hot issues
    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/issues/issues.html
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    http://www.cdc.gov/

Career Opportunities

USDA/APHIS: state veterinary medical officers

Regional epidemiology positions (require additional degree), animal health surveillance, regulatory compliance, outbreak investigation, disease control and eradication

US Military

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

State Departments of Agriculture veterinary services

State Departments of Public Health, Epidemiology

Pharmaceutical industry

Other agencies that hire veterinary epidemiologists