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Theresa Bernardo

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Dr. Theresa Bernardo is on the board of directors for Veterinarians Without Borders. 

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Dr. Theresa Bernardo, DVM, MSc

Dr. Theresa Bernardo has over a decade of experience in the United Nations and Inter-American systems in health informatics (humans/food/animals/plants), and another decade in academia. She currently serves as the IDEXX Chair in Emerging Technologies and Preventive Healthcare at the University of Guelph and co-lead of the Informatics Theme for the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs).

Previously, Dr. Bernardo served as leader of Knowledge Management and Communications for the Americas Region of WHO and developed tri-lingual software for global reporting and mapping of animal diseases and zoonoses that was used in over 100 countries and adopted by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

As Director of the Information Technology Center at Michigan State University, she planned the strategic integration of technology for education, research, and the teaching hospital for the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Learning and Assessment Center (four health colleges). Dr. Bernardo holds Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and MSc (epidemiology) degrees from Canada and would like to see our interconnectedness used to forge a healthy planet.

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