Judy Hodge

Judy Hodge, BSc, DVM, MPH, has worked with both livestock and companion animals in Canada, as well as in India with Global Vets and in Uganda with Veterinarians without Borders. She completed her Masters of Public Health at New York University (NYU), where she worked in emerging zoonotic disease research both locally (conducting tick surveillance in NYC parks) and globally (sampling vampire bats for zoonotic pathogens in the Brazilian Amazon as part of the PREDICT program with EcoHealth Alliance). Understanding the importance of “One Health” and the social determinants of health, Judy has also worked on several interdisciplinary projects conducting program evaluations to determine community impact, for example with Naturopathic Medicine for Global Health on a community health worker project in Guatemala, Engineers Without Borders NYC on a water improvement project in Usalama, Kenya, and NYU Dental Outreach team on an oral health care program in Grenada. Judy is especially interested in connecting her training in infectious diseases with mental health, the social determinants of health, and social justice. Having observed first-hand the close interactions between people, their livestock, and wildlife, she is committed to applied research and community-driven change to create healthier people, animals, and environments. (From katrime.com)