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Daniel Schar

Class of 2004-2005

About Daniel

(updated 2018) Daniel Schar, VMD, is the Senior Regional Emerging Infectious Diseases Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Regional Development Mission for Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Schar earned the doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed post-doctoral training in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota. He began his career in clinical equine practice in 2003, worked as a technical advisor to the veterinary sector in Mongolia as a Henry Luce Scholar, and served at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, where he led development of health security programs in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Dr. Schar has served at USAID since 2009, where he oversees work addressing emerging viral zoonoses, zoonotic influenza, antimicrobial resistance, and economic approaches to emerging infectious disease prevention. In addition to research and policy publications, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Stat, Science, South China Morning Post, and Slate.

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