Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association at the University of Tennessee

Chapter Mission Statement:

Our student chapter specifically wants to promote the idea of "One Health" (humans, livestock, and wildlife) by providing an opportunity for all disciplines to work towards a common goal. We want to educate students about career and research opportunities, qualifications required, and skills needed to promote wildlife health. We want to connect students interested in wildlife health to mentors and professionals in the field.

Number of members: 30

Faculty Advisor:  Debra Miller, MS, DVM, PhD, CWB
Position, Research Interests:  Professor, Wildlife pathology, pathogenesis of disease, pathogen transmission, and population health
Center for Wildlife Health (Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries) AND Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences (College of Veterinary Medicine)
274 Ellington PSB
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Telephone:  865-974-7948

Faculty Advisor: Richard Gerhold DVM, PhD, CWB
Position, Research Interests:  Assistant Professor of Parasitology
Center for Wildlife Health and Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996
Telephone: (865) 974-5819
Fax: (865) 974-5640

Faculty Advisor: Lisa Muller, PhD
Position, Research Interests:  Asociate Professor
Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
University of Tennessee
274 Ellington PSB
Knoxville, TN 37996
Telephone: (865) 974-7980


President: Ciara Sheets

Vice President: Janetta Kelly

Secretary: Ashleigh Bennett

Treasurer: Jessica Martinez, Sarah Kate

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Left to Right:
Lauren Henderson, Jordan Chaney, Becky Hardman, Cara Brown, Jill Wilson Bull