Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service Director, CDC One Health Office
Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM, is the Director of CDC’s One Health Office in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases and a Captain in the United States Public Health Service. She serves as the agency’s lead for implementing a multisectoral, One Health approach to public health that connects human, animal, and environmental health, enabling CDC and partners to address emerging zoonotic and infectious diseases and other shared health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. Dr. Barton Behravesh is experienced in bringing together human, animal, and environmental health officials at the local, state, federal, and global levels to bridge gaps related to emerging zoonotic and infectious diseases. During her extensive career at CDC, Dr. Barton Behravesh has done everything from investigating outbreaks in the field to conducting epidemiologic research related to the prevention and control of zoonotic, foodborne, and vector-borne diseases. She also serves as the head of the Collaborating Centre for Emerging and Re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). In her leadership role at CDC, she enjoys mentoring students and new staff to help them reach their career goals.
Dr. Barton Behravesh has a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Parasitology from Texas A&M University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and a Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. She also trained as CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including CDC’s James H. Steele Award for outstanding work on veterinary public health and One Health issues.