SARAH H. OLSON
Associate Director of Epidemiology for the Wildlife Conservation Society
'Taking Action to Protect the Health of All: Science and Conservation at Zoonotic Spillover Interfaces'
Since her training in environmental research and public health at UW–Madison (PhD ’09), Dr. Olson has been working for the Wildlife Conservation Society Health Program on front-line conservation and wildlife health threats. Recently, she was part of a team which showed that coronavirus detection increases significantly along wildlife value chains from source to consumer. Dr. Olson will address the science, conservation, and policy surrounding zoonotic spillover interfaces, where viral pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 and Ebola virus jump between animals and people.