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Peter Daszak

President
Affiliation:
EcoHealth Alliance
About
Dr. Peter Daszak is President of EcoHealth Alliance, a US-based 501 (c) 3 organization working on the environmental linkages to health. Dr. Daszak’s research has been instrumental in demonstrating that global environmental change causes significant health impacts to human, animal and planetary health. This includes providing key evidence that it leads to largescale increase in chronic and non-communicable diseases, the emergence of pandemics, and the spillover of pathogens leading to extinction of wildlife. He showed that links among human demography, and global environmental change can be used to produce global emerging disease ‘hotspots’ maps that are used by national and intergovernmental agencies to prioritize surveillance efforts in people and livestock. He is a leader in the fields of One Health, EcoHealth and Planetary Health, and in understanding the complex links between biodiversity, ecosystem services and health. Dr. Daszak is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and Chair of the NASEM’s Forum on Microbial Threats. He is a member of the NRC Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research Program, the Supervisory Board of the One Health Platform, the One Health Commission Council of Advisors, the CEEZAD External Advisory Board, the Cosmos Club, and the Advisory Council of the Bridge Collaborative. He is a former member of the Scientific Committee, and Treasurer of DIVERSITAS, and has served on the IOM Committee on global surveillance for emerging zoonoses, the NRC committee on the future of veterinary research, the International Standing Advisory Board of the Australian Biosecurity CRC; and has advised the Director for Medical Preparedness Policy on the White House National Security Staff on global health issues. Dr. Daszak is a regular advisor to WHO on pathogen prioritization for R&D. Dr. Daszak won the 2000 CSIRO medal for collaborative research on the discovery of amphibian chytridiomycosis. He is on the Editorial Board of Conservation Biology, One Health, One Health Outlook, GeoHealth, Trans. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg., and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecohealth. He has authored over 300 scientific papers, was listed as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers in 2018, and his work has been the focus of extensive media coverage.
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Nexus assessment-Scoping expert
Biodiversity and pandemics workshop-Chair