Gavin Macgregor-skinnerBVSC, MSc, MPH, MRCVS
Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is Abt Associates’ senior global health security advisor. In this role, he works with colleagues at Abt to address such questions as How does a government strengthen and sustain its core public health capacities, as demanded by the International Health Regulations? What counts as a global health security concern? In the context of governance of global health, how to distill and translate lessons learned from other programs?.
Gavin has more than 20 years of technical experience in infectious disease surveillance and response. He has worked on these issues with U.S. and international governments, United Nations agencies, and the private sector in the U.S., Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and has appeared on CNN, BBC, Canada CTV, Australia ABC, C-SPAN, and other news outlets to share his expertise in global health threats.
Gavin holds a Master’s of Public Health with a focus on epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Master’s of Science in Wild Animal Health, Emerging Infections, and Zoonotic Diseases from the Royal Veterinary College in London. He has a Bachelor’s of Veterinary Science with a focus on Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from The University of Queensland in Australia and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.