Dominic Travis

Associate Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine

Dominic Travis is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine with appointments in the School of Public Health and Institute on the Environment. Formerly, he was Vice President of Conservation and Science at the Lincoln Park Zoological Society in Chicago.  Dr. Travis is an expert in wildlife epidemiology and veterinary public health; his research is aimed at characterizing and mitigating health risks at the interface of domestic animals, humans and wildlife.  He applies ecosystem health research methods and one health partnership approaches in resource limited, culturally sensitive, rapidly changing environments with the goal of optimizing health outcomes among stakeholders with often opposing values.  To that end, he fosters new applied research models for positive shared health outcomes in the "Anthropocene." His formal education consists of a BS in Zoology (Marine Biology) (North Carolina State), DVM (Michigan State), MS in Epidemiology (University of Maryland); Internship at USDA’s Plum Island Animal Disease Control Center; and Residency in Applied Epidemiology at the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine.  Since 2000, Travis has formally and informally advised several International Governmental Organizations, multiple sectors of the U.S. Government, the European and African Unions, and a myriad of Global Conservation Organizations in the area of Ecosystem Health.  

Course(s) taught

GCC 1909 & GCC 3032/5032

Dominic Travis