Dr. Damien O. Joly, PhD, is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), where he is leading efforts to fully implement the Pan-Canadian Approach to Wildlife Health.
Dr. Joly has held various positions throughout his career in government (B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change), as well as the private (Metabiota Inc.) and non-profit (Wildlife Conservation Society) sectors. Most of his career has focused on the epidemiology of diseases that cross the interface between wildlife, domestic animals and people. He has worked with partners to develop wildlife disease surveillance systems and capacity-building programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Dr. Joly holds a PhD degree in biology (University of Saskatchewan) and a BSc degree in wildlife biology (University of Northern British Columbia).