DVM, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
M.S., Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa
B.S., Bacteriology and Zoology, Iowa State University

Dr. Nina M. Gannon is an assistant professor in public health sciences. She teaches the capstone course, which focuses on writing a scholarly paper, and mentors students in their research. Prior to joining Penn State, she was a full-time private practice veterinarian in Illinois and Iowa and an active member of the Iowa Veterinary Rapid Response Team, a homeland security state specialty response team that responds to agriculture and companion animal disasters. In addition, she is the associate director of the public health preparedness option, an academic advisor, and a member of the admissions committee. Her research interests include animals as sentinels for human disease, scholarly writing, and environmental risk factors.

VMD, Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Agricultural Economics and Operations Research, Penn State
B.S., Biology, Bowling Green State

Dr. Eugene Lengerich is a professor of public health sciences and faculty director of the public health preparedness option. He teaches epidemiology and outbreak investigation and mentors students in independent research. He has led community and preparedness assessments for medical and public health students in international settings. Prior to joining Penn State, he conducted outbreak investigations as an epidemic intelligence service officer and preventive medicine resident at the CDC. Following his experience at the federal level, he led epidemiologic investigations for North Carolina. His research interests are in global health security, outbreak detection, and disease mapping.

B.V.S., Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Queensland
M.Sc., Wild Animal Health, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Zoonotic Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
M.P.H., Epidemiology, International Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
M.R.C.V.S., Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is an assistant professor in public health sciences and teaches courses on public health emergencies, biologic risk management, and training exercises. He has appeared on CNN, BBC, and C-SPAN to discuss his research in disaster medicine, preparedness, and health security. Prior to joining Penn State, he was an officer in the Australian and British militaries, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for the CDC, and a prevention and global health Fellow for the USAID. He is the director of strategic partnerships in disaster medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine at the American University of the Caribbean.

Ph.D., Biodefense, George Mason University
M.H.S., Public Health Preparedness, Penn State
B.A., Neuroscience, Drew University

Dr. Jennifer Osetek is a senior instructor in public health sciences. She directs the seminar series in preparedness and teaches courses on public health emergencies, terrorist events, and critical infrastructure. She is a 2008 alum of the program and has continued involvement with the program in various roles. Her Ph.D. dissertation developed a framework to examine the role of non-medical obstacles in public health responses and incorporated case studies of smallpox eradication in India and Central/Western Africa and the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and a CBRNE research analyst focusing on biological and chemical defense.

Ph.D., Exposure/Epidemiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Rutgers University
M.D., Tongji Medical University, China

Dr. Zhengmin Qian is a professor of public health sciences at Penn State and professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at St. Louis University. He teaches courses in epidemiology, exposure assessment, and public health evaluation. His research interests are in environmental epidemiology, global health, and the medical and public health impact of air pollution. For more than 15 years, he has been a key investigator in Health Effects of Long-term Air Pollution on Lung Function and Respiratory Health in Children and Adults in Four Chinese Cities, sponsored by the EPA. Dr. Qian has published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers and reviews research proposals for federal agencies.

D.Ed., Adult Education/Public Administration, Penn State
P.A., Albany Medical College
M.S., Mansfield University
B.S. East Stroudsburg University

Dr. Bruce Rudy is an assistant professor of emergency medicine. He works clinically as a physician assistant in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, he is the chief deputy with the Lebanon County (Pennsylvania) Coroner's Office and is the public information officer with Western Lebanon County Regional Emergency Management Agency. He teaches courses on scholarly writing and mentors students on their research initiatives and publications. His research interests include preparation of medical specialties in public health preparedness; his publications have appeared in both academic and clinical peer-reviewed journals. In his spare time, he officiates soccer, basketball, and baseball games at the collegiate level.