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C. LeAnn White

LeAnn White is the Deputy Center Director at USGS National Wildlife Health Center.

She received a PhD in Infectious Diseases and Pathology and a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Florida. She joined USGS in 2009 as a Field Epidemiologist and studied the ecology of diseases in multiple systems with field work focuses on double-crested cormorants and sea otters. From 2014-2020 she served as Chief of the Wildlife Epidemiology and Emerging Diseases Branch and broadened her focus to include development of standards for wildlife disease data and the use of social sciences to influence conservation action. As Deputy Center Director she oversees the center’s Communication and Knowledge Mobilization group and assists with implementation of the center’s new Strategic Science Plan.