Expert Advisory Group

CWD Expert Advisory Group Members (as of May 5, 2021)

Members of the CWD Expert Advisory Group provide critical input and direction into all CIDRAP CWD-related activities, but they do not necessarily endorse the content of this website or statements made by CIDRAP staff.

*Denotes members of the CIDRAP CWD Resource Center Executive Committee

Expert Advisory Group

Wiktor Adamowicz, PhD*

Professor and Vice Dean

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences, Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
University of Alberta

Kip Adams, MS

Chief Conservation Officer

National Deer Association

Judd Aiken, PhD

Professor

Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases
University of Alberta

Sir Roy Anderson, PhD, FRS, FMedSci

Chair

Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Imperial College London

Brian Appleby, MD*

Associate Professor and Director

National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, PhD, PE

Professor and Chair

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Travis Bartnick, MS

Wildlife Biologist

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Jason Bartz, PhD*

Professor, Associate Dean, and Vice Chair

Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs,
Vice Chair, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
Creighton University

Ermias Belay, MD*

Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science

Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sylvie Benestad, PhD

Senior Researcher

Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Vincent Béringue, PhD

Head Scientist

Protein Macro-Assembly and Prion Diseases
French National Institute for Agricultural Research

Trent Bollinger, DVM, DVSc

Professor and Regional Director

Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan 
Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

Michelle Carstensen, PhD

Wildlife Health Program Supervisor

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Neil Cashman, MD*

Professor

Academic Director, Vancouver Coastal Health ALS Centre
Department of Neurology
University of British Columbia

Larisa Cervenakova, MD, PhD

Medical Director

Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association

David Clausen, DVM

Former Chair

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board

John Collinge, MD, FRCP, FRS*

Professor and Director

MRC Prion Unit and Institute of Prion Diseases
University College London

Michael Coulthart, PhD

Head

Canadian Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance System
Public Health Agency of Canada

Matt Dunfee

Director

Director of Special Programs, Wildlife Management Institute
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance

Douglas Duren

Conservationist, Land Manager, Farmer and Frequent Contributor

The MeatEater

John Fischer, DVM, PhD

Professor

Director of the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
University of Georgia

Craig Engwall, JD

Executive Director

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

Sabine Gilch, PhD

Associate Professor and Research Chair

Prion Disease Research
Department of Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Calgary

Colin Gillin, DVM*

State Wildlife Veterinarian

Wildlife Health and Population Lab
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Justin Greenlee, DVM, PhD

Veterinary Medical Officer and Prion Disease Scientist

National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service
US Department of Agriculture

Samia Hannaoui, PhD

Research Assistant

Calgary Prion Research Unit
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Calgary

Allen Herbst, PhD

Research Associate

Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases
University of Alberta

Edward Hoover, DVM, PhD

University Distinguished Professor

Prion Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University

Travis Kirkwood

Policy Analyst

Health Sector
Assembly of First Nations

Qingzhong Kong, PhD

Associate Professor

Departments of Pathology, Neurology, and Environmental Health Sciences, School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Terry Kreeger, DVM, PhD*

Former Wyoming State Wildlife Veterinarian

Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Peter Larsen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota 

Russell Mason, PhD*

Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Candace Mathiason, PhD

Associate Professor and Director

OVPR PRSE, Infectious Disease Research and Response Network
Prion Research Center
Colorado State University

Debbie McKenzie, PhD*

Associate Professor

Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases
University of Alberta

Rodrigo Morales, PhD

Associate Professor

Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Disorders, Department of Neurology, McGovern Medical School
University of Texas

Keith Munro, PhD

Wildlife Biologist

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Tracy Nichols, PhD

Cervid Health Specialist and Molecular Biologist

Cervid Health Program, Ruminant Health Center, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
US Department of Agriculture

Nick Pinizzotto, MA*

President and CEO

National Deer Association

Brent Race, DVM

Staff Scientist

Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Darrel Rowledge

Director

Alliance for Public Wildlife

Hermann M. Schaetzl, MD, PhD

Professor and Head

Prion Biology and Immunology
Calgary Prion Research Unit, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Calgary

Joni Scheftel, DVM, MPH

State Public Health Veterinarian

Minnesota Department of Health

Lawrence Schonberger, MD

Assistant Director for Public Health and Chief

Prion and Public Health Office, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Krysten Schuler, PhD*

Wildlife Disease Ecologist and Assistant Research Professor

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Claudio Soto, PhD

Professor and Director

Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders, Department of Neurology, McGovern Medical School
University of Texas

Iga Stasiak, DVM, DVSc

Wildlife Health Specialist

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

Chad Stewart, MS

Deer, Elk, and Moose Management Specialist

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Kelly Straka, DVM, MPH*

Section Supervisor and State Wildlife Veterinarian

Wildlife Health Section
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Paul Strengers, MD

Executive Director

International Plasma and Fractionation Association
The Netherlands

Jason Sumners, MS

Resource Science Division Chief and Deer Biologist

Missouri Department of Conservation

Glenn Telling, PhD

Director

Prion Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University

Michael Tonkovich, PhD

Deer Program Administrator

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife

Jørn Våge, PhD

Chronic Wasting Disease Coordinator

Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Scott Weber, VMD

Communications Liaison & Senior Research Investigator

Wildlife Futures Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

David Westaway, PhD

Professor and Director

Department of Medicine
Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases
University of Alberta

Margaret Wild, DVM, PhD

Professor

Former Chief Wildlife Veterinarian, National Park Services
Washington State University

Mark Zabel, PhD*

Professor and Associate Director

Prion Research Center
Colorado State University