Two veterinarians elected to National Academy of Medicine
Two veterinarians—Drs. Christine Kreuder Johnson and Wondwossen Abebe Gebreyes—are among the 100 new members recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Johnson (Pennsylvania ’94) is a professor of epidemiology and ecosystem health and director of the EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics at the One Health Institute at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for work as a pioneering investigator in global health, data science and technology, and interdisciplinary disease investigations. Dr. Johnson also was recognized for identifying and predicting impacts of environmental change on animal and human health and for creating novel worldwide outbreak preparedness strategies and paradigm-shifting synergies for environmental stewardship to protect people, animals, and ecosystems.
Dr. Wondwossen Abebe Gebreyes, a 1990 veterinary graduate of Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, is a professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and executive director of the university’s Global One Health Initiative. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for leadership in molecular epidemiology and global health and for fundamental insight into how animal agricultural and environmental systems influence public health, community development, and livelihoods worldwide.