Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Dr. Bernadette Dunham is with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (2016 to present) where her focus is on One Health issues. In October 2019, Dr. Dunham was appointed as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources for a three-year term thru December 2022. Dr. Dunham returned to the FDA in August 2019 to serve as an Advisor to the FDA One Health Initiative. Dr. Dunham has served the FDA as Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) from 2008-2016, Deputy Director of CVM and Director of the Office of Minor Use and Minor Species from 2006-2008, and Deputy Director of the Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation from 2002-2006. Before beginning her government career, she was an Assistant Director with American Veterinary Medical Association’s Governmental Relations Division in Washington, D.C. from 1995-2002. Dr. Dunham served as Director of Laboratory Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, N.Y. from 1987-1995. Before returning to academy in 1979 to pursue her Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral research in cardiovascular pathophysiology at Boston University, Dr. Dunham was in private veterinary practice for four years in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Dunham received her D.V.M. degree from the Ontario College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Guelph, Canada and her Ph.D. from Boston University, MA.
Dr. Dunham is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Public Health Association. She is an Honorary Diplomate and an awardee of the K.F. Meyer - James H. Steele Gold-Headed Cane Award from the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society. She has served on peer review panels for the National Academies of Science, the American Heart Association - New York State Affiliate, United States Department of Agriculture-Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, Competitive Programs, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Dunham served as the Chairperson for the 18th Session of the Code Alimentarius Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods.