Dr. Terry McElwain
Regents Professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
Washington State University
Dr. Terry F. McElwain received his B.S. (1978) and D.V.M. (1980) degrees from Kansas State University, and his Ph.D. in infectious diseases and immunology from WSU (1986). He is a Diplomate (1985) of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. McElwain holds an academic appointment as Regents Professor at Washington State University. He was a co-founder of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and until recently served as Associate Director and Head of Africa Programs. He also served over 20 years as Director (1993-2001) and Executive Director (2001-2015) of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, a state, regional and national diagnostic facility for animal and zoonotic diseases and core reference laboratory in the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) and Laboratory Response Network for Bioterrorism (LRN). Dr. McElwain is recognized internationally for his expertise in infectious diseases, including global disease surveillance. He is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in 2009 was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine. He is a Past President of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. Dr. McElwain has over 25 years of experience working internationally in East Africa, and directs programs focused on the role of animals and animal source foods in human health and development.