Professorial Lecturer, Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health
George Washington University
Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., is currently a Professorial Lecturer with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University where her focus is on One Health issues. From April 2016 - December 2017 Dr. Dunham was a Visiting Professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Senior Science Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner, OFVM, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. From 2008-2016 she served as Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which was responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of animal drugs, and the safety of animal feed, including pet food. During her tenure at CVM Dr. Dunham also served as Deputy Director of CVM, Director of the Office of Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Drug Development, and Deputy Director of the Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation. From 1996-2012, Dr. Dunham was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining FDA in 2002, Dr. Dunham was Acting Director for the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Governmental Relations Division in Washington, D.C. She also served as Director of Laboratory Animal Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, N.Y. She participated in a post-doctoral residency program in the Department of Pathology at the N.Y. State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and was a research assistant professor at Boston University. Prior to returning to academia to pursue her Ph.D., Dr. Dunham was in private practice in Ontario, Canada. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, and a Ph.D. in cardiovascular physiology from Boston University.
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