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Elizabeth Tenborg, DVM

About me

I am a veterinarian and public health scientist trained at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. My experience working with the One Health Initiative at UC Davis and my desire to make impactful contributions to global health policy led me to join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations during my veterinary training. After a successful campaign supporting the post-eradication efforts for infectious viral diseases of livestock, I graduated and joined a task force led by the USDA and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to support emergency containment operations for a highly contagious viral disease affecting poultry and other birds in California. My experiences as a Research Fellow of Comparative Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, and studying the regulatory mechanisms of zoonotic infections, and as a Health Policy Intern at the State Senate of California, have galvanized my commitment to lead new initiatives that translate research findings into deliverable therapeutics that help medically underserved and at-risk groups globally.

I grew up in a gorgeous Poultry and Cattle Ranch in Northern California, and my family includes two beautiful dogs, Reyna and Marie-Sophie Germain. In my free time, I love jumping horses and enjoying the beautiful countryside.