Posted: June 20, 2018 at 4:21 pm
Dr. Marc Valitutto is a Wildlife Veterinary Medical Officer for the Global Health Program, where he focuses on coordinating and implementing wildlife health studies and training in Asia. Dr. Valitutto’s research focuses on One Health related topics, specifically evaluating the transmission of zoonotic diseases from wildlife to humans in Myanmar. Since 2016, he has been evaluating the health status of pangolins in the wild, a rapidly declining population as a direct result of poaching and a high regional demand for their products. Dr. Valitutto received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a four-year residency in zoological medicine and surgery at the Wildlife Conservation Society and Cornell University.