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Ellen P. Carlin, DVM


Ellen serves as Senior Health and Policy Specialist at EcoHealth Alliance, where she works on a variety of scientific and policy initiatives that advance the ecological health mission of the organization. One of her key projects there is to co-direct the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. Previously as Principal of Carlin Communications, Ellen provided science and science policy consulting services including writing, editing, and provision of technical expertise in many areas of science and science policy. In 2013, she completed a fellowship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, working on data analysis and other aspects of antimicrobial resistance. Prior to that, she was senior professional staff with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security (Peter T. King, NY), where for more than five years she handled medical preparedness, biodefense, and science and technology policy. That position began as a fellowship with the American Veterinary Medical Association/American Association for the Advancement of Science. Ellen has also worked or volunteered as a small animal clinical veterinarian for organizations including the Washington Animal Rescue League, the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, PetCo, and private clinics, and continues to do so, serving her interests in public health, animal welfare, and parasitology. Ellen received a bachelor’s of science in biology from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.

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