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Elizabeth Mumford

Elizabeth Mumford is a veterinarian committed to taking One Health approaches to improve global health.

She has worked at the human-animal-environment interface for over 20 years in the USA, in Europe, and internationally. As a zoonotic influenza epidemiologist, Dr Mumford was fully engaged in the early influenza pandemic conversations that brought the importance of working across sectors and disciplines to the conceptual forefront, and has continued to engage as a One Health leader globally. From the One Health Country Operations team at WHO Geneva, Dr Mumford continues to lead the building of partnerships across sectors to ensure national and global health security.

Recognizing that the next generation has insight and innovation far surpassing our own, Dr Mumford takes a ‘holding the door open’ approach to ensure that young scientists and policy makers have the access they need to build effective partnerships across all sectors and disciplines relevant to their work.