Dr. Meera Gatlin is a small animal veterinarian and assistant professor of public health in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University and her DVM and MPH degrees from Tufts University. She is also a vice president for the New England Veterinary Medical Association, representing Massachusetts.
Her research and teaching focuses on veterinary public health education, food safety and foodborne diseases, and practice in small animal theriogenology. As a Tisch Fellow, Dr. Gatlin will be leading veterinary students to design an integrated One Health Curriculum for students in Grade 10 at Nashoba Valley Technical High School in Westford, Massachusetts. Bringing together principles of animal health, human health, and environmental health, they will aim to teach high school students about public health and veterinary medicine using vocational training and engagement with local community partners. The project's focus is on creating an accessible and diverse student pipeline into formal veterinary technical programs to promote diversity within the veterinary profession and broaden the civic responsibilities of the veterinary profession to the entire patient care team.