• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Ellen Carlin

Ellen P Carlin, DVM

Vice President
Pathway Policy Group
Ellen P. Carlin is a veterinarian and policy expert who provides subject matter expertise for clients on emerging infectious disease, zoonotic pathogens, and policy opportunities to prevent pandemics. She has worked for the U.S. government, in clinical veterinary medicine, and in field settings in Guinea, Liberia, Kenya, and Tanzania on efforts to advance human and animal health. Since 2007, Ellen’s work has explored the epidemiological underpinnings of infectious disease and policy interventions to prevent and manage infectious outbreaks. As a consultant, Ellen supports the implementation of research projects, publishing results, developing policy priorities, and teaching the next generation of scientists and policy professionals. She is also a lecturer at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and a research fellow with EcoHealth Alliance, and previously held a faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University. In 2013, Ellen completed a fellowship at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine. From 2007-2013, she staffed the House Committee on Homeland Security, where she covered a broad portfolio that included medical preparedness, biodefense, and science and technology. She maintains her license to practice veterinary medicine, and has worked or volunteered as a small animal clinical veterinarian to serve her interests in animal welfare, public health, and parasitology. Ellen received a bachelor’s of science in biology from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.
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