Sophomore Seminars

Globally Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

COMPMED 84Q

This seminar will target and present globally significant zoonotic diseases (e.g. influenza, plague, rabies, leptosirosis, etc.) in the context of animal, human, and environmental health—"One Health." We will examine etiology, pathology, disease transmission patterns, demographic/social/economic impacts, and control strategies. Lectures and background reading by leading experts in the fields of microbiology, animal and human health, and ecology will provide a platform for your learning, which will be further reinforced (and challenged) via lively classroom discussions. In addition to classroom participation, you will be expected to complete a classroom presentation, essay, and comprehensive final examination.

Meet the Instructor(s)

Stephen Felt, DVM, MPH

Stephen Felt is an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine. He is the university attending veterinarian, and also performs clinical veterinary care, bio-medical research, and teaching. Before arriving at Stanford, he was stationed overseas as a U.S. Army veterinary corps officer, in which capacity he participated in a variety of zoonotic disease outbreak investigations in Asia and Africa, and served as a veterinary consultant to the World Health Organization. Professor Felt earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin and his MPH from the Uniformed Services University. He is a diplomat of both the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.