Gerald Parker

Gerald W. Parker, Jr., DVM, Ph.D., a thought leader in the policy areas of biodefense, biosecurity, and pandemic preparedness, leads the program.


Consequences of Covid-19 cover

Consequences of COVID-19:
A One Health Approach to the Responses,
Challenges, and Lessons Learned

…co-edited by Dr. Parker, will be published on Monday, April 15, 2024.

Dr. Zhilong Yang in his lab

Could Smallpox Return?
New Report Says Yes

According to a new report, Future State of Smallpox Medical Countermeasures, smallpox could return through an accidental “leak,” or even through an act of terrorism. Dr. Zhilong Yang, an associate professor in the VMBS’s Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, served on the committee that produced the report.

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Dr. Gerald Parker speaking

News: Dr. Parker Testifies on Preparing for Future Public Health Threats and Disasters

On June 13, 2023, Dr. Parker testified before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. Read his Statement for the Record. Watch the Hearing. Read the VMBS News Story.

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