Dr. Plowright is an infectious disease ecologist, epidemiologist, and veterinarian. Her research focuses on infectious disease dynamics in wildlife populations and how pathogens spill over from wildlife to domestic animals and humans. Dr. Plowright trained as a veterinarian in Australia and then worked in domestic animal practice and as a wildlife veterinarian. She completed her PhD in Ecology and MS in Epidemiology at University of California, Davis while a Fulbright Fellow with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Dr. Plowright was a David H. Smith Fellow at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Pennsylvania State University and currently is an Assistant Professor at Montana State University. Her research focuses on spillover, disease dynamics in bats, dynamics of pneumonia in bighorn sheep and conservation impacts of infectious diseases. Her work has applications to public health, veterinary health, and wildlife conservation.
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