Canaries in the coal mine

by

Tracey McNamara

Tracey McNamara

Tracey S.McNamara is a Professor of Pathology at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA. She graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. She served as senior zoo pathologist at the Bronx Zoo from 1987-2003 and held the Schiff Family Distinguished Scientist in Wild Animal Pathology endowed chair. Dr. McNamara specializes in the recognition and understanding of the diseases of captive and free-ranging wildlife and is best known for her work on West Nile virus. Her role in the discovery of the West Nile virus is described in the September 2000 GAO report “West Nile Virus – Lessons for Public Health Emergency Preparedness.”