Our Team

Photo: Dr. Patricia Conrad - Associate Dean for Global Programs

Dr. Patricia Conrad - Associate Dean for Global Programs

Patricia Conrad, DVM, PhD is a veterinarian and professor of parasitology whose research is focused on the transmission of protozoal parasites between wildlife, humans and domestic animals. Dr. Conrad received her DVM degree from Colorado State University and PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After doing post-doctoral research on the molecular epidemiology of tick-transmitted diseases at the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya, she joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Conrad has published over 210 scientific papers and chapters in the fields of parasitology, emerging infectious diseases, ecology of fecally-transmitted waterborne pathogens and One Health; emphasizing the value of collaborative research and education that considers the interconnectedness of humans, animals and environmental change worldwide. She is the recipient of the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, the Oscar W. Schalm and Norman E. Levine Lectureships and an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship. Dr. Conrad was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2011 and awarded a Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012. She is the Associate Dean for Global Programs for the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and Co-Director of the One Health Center of Expertise: Water, Animals, Food and Society in the UC Global Health Institute.

Photo: Dr. Paulina Zielinska - Director of the Office for Global Programs

Dr. Paulina Zielinska - Director of the Office for Global Programs

Paulina Zielinska, DVM, MPVM, MPH is the Director of the Office for Global Programs in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she works as a liaison and communication leader for the office, networking with other programs and institutions across the campus and UC system as well as SVM partners globally. She began her work in global health during her MPVM program at UC Davis, coordinating an HIV/AIDS prevention project in collaboration with the CDC in Hyderabad, India. She then went on to complete her master of public health degree at Harvard University where she focused on global health. Dr. Zielinska was a leadership fellow at the UC Davis One Health Institute for the past two years where she worked for the novel viral emergence early warning project PREDICT that has been developed with the US Agency for International Development's (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. Her previous roles include One Health Project Analyst for the UC Global Health Institute and Research Assistant at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Zielinska is a faculty advisor for the Students for One Health (SOH) Club and acts as a mentor for student-led One Health projects in Nicaragua and Knights Landing, CA. She is also a director of the Davis-based non-profit organization Sahaya International (www.sahaya.org), which supports healthcare, educational, environmental, and socio-economic grassroots programs in India and globally.

Lisa Milbrodt

Lisa Milbrodt

Lisa Milbrodt is the Administrative Assistant for the Office for Global Programs. With her background in Pharmacy Technology and interest in human and animal health, she was drawn to the mission and projects administered by both the One Health Institute and Office for Global programs. She is excited to be able to be a part of One Health advancement on the UC Davis campus and aspires to grow her career in this field.

Marlene Haggblade

Marlene Haggblade

Marlene Haggblade is the Global Health Fellow for the Office for Global Programs. She is a current veterinary student at UC Davis (Class of 2019) and hopes to use the breadth of her veterinary degree to study our broad biological landscape. More specifically, she is interested in the intersection of human, wildlife, and environmental health. Having spent the majority of her life in sub-Saharan Africa (in Madagascar and Zambia), she aspires to work internationally on issues of conservation, disease transmission, and public health.