Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is the Vice Provost of Grand Challenges and the Chancellor’s Leadership Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology at the University of California, Davis, where she founded the One Health Institute. Prof. Mazet is active in global health problem-solving, especially for emerging infectious disease and conservation challenges. She was the Global Director of the viral emergence early warning project, PREDICT, developed with the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. An elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine, she also serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats, One Health Action Collaborative, and Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats.
Dr. Mazet has extensive experience in developing innovative and collaborative approaches to what she calls the world’s “large-scale wicked problems.” Dr. Mazet reflecting on her role as Vice Provost of Grand Challenges, “I am deeply honored, and energized, to be entrusted with this new leadership role aimed at stimulating solution-oriented activities across the university for our world’s existential crises. I am very proud of UC Davis’ deep commitment and record of achievement in improving the health and well-being of people, animals, plants, and our planet. Having the opportunity to serve that commitment as vice provost is a great privilege.”