Guy H. Palmer, DVM, PhD holds the Jan and Jack Creighton Endowed Chair in Global Health at Washington State University (WSU) where he is Regents Professor of Pathology & Infectious Diseases. The founding director of WSU’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, he currently leads global efforts at WSU as the Senior Director of Global Health. Dr. Palmer currently leads disease control programs in east and west Africa and Latin America as well as directing the Robert R. Fast Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory. He heads the NIH Post-doctoral Training Program in Infectious Diseases and Microbial Immunology and holds a NIH MERIT award for research on pathogen emergence. He holds a joint appointment as Professor of Life Sciences and Bioengineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (Arusha, Tanzania) and adjunct appointments with the Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases in the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Department of Diagnostic Medicine at Kansas State University, and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Washington State.
Dr. Palmer is a member of the National Academy of Medicine where he serves on the Board on Global Health and the membership committee. Internationally, he serves on the advisory boards for the Southern Africa Center for Infectious Diseases Surveillance, the NIH Fogarty International Program on Foodborne Diseases in East Africa, and the Scientific Advisory Board for the Nelson Mandela Institute. Dr. Palmer holds a DVM and PhD and is a board-certified pathologist; he has been recognized with the Poppensiek Professorship at Cornell, the IBM Professorship at Colby, and in 2011 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bern (Switzerland).