ORG CHART: Johnson Named Director of Institute for Pandemic Intelligence

Christine Kreuder Johnson has been named the first director of the Institute for Pandemic Intelligence, established last year to confront UC Davis’ Grand Challenge on Emerging Health Threats.

Christine Kreuder Johnson headshot, UC Davis faculty
Christine Kreuder Johnson

Johnson, professor of epidemiology and ecosystem health in the School of Veterinary Medicine, and associate director of the One Health Institute, has served as a champion of the Grand Challenge on Emerging Health Threats since its inception in 2022.

“Dr. Johnson possesses unparalleled knowledge of how to mitigate pandemic threats,” said Jonna Mazet, vice provost of Grand Challenges. “She is the ideal person to lead the university’s work in building a collaborative, transdisciplinary network to prepare for impending threats to health.”

Johnson is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a fellow of the  American Association for the Advancement of Science and a U.S. Science Envoy for the Department of State.

Read more about Johnson and her efforts in pandemic prevention, in this article on the Grand Challenge website.

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