Stephanie A. Norman, DVM, MS, PhD
Dr. Stephanie Norman is a veterinary epidemiologist and wildlife veterinarian who has been involved in the field of animal health, disease, and conservation for the past 20 years.
She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University; her Master of Science in epidemiology from the University of Washington, Seattle; and her PhD in wildlife epidemiology from the University of California, Davis.
In September 2015, Dr. Norman started a 1-year postdoctoral research fellowship with the Departments of Environmental Science and Biology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She will be applying epidemiological quantitative modeling of hormone and contaminant profiles of large baleen whales with applications for species conservation and recovery.
Since 2000, Dr. Norman has been actively involved in the investigation of diseases in marine mammals for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Always an admirer of all ocean life, she has expanded her research and epidemiologic work to include marine life of all sizes, from coral to top level predators.
Dr. Norman’s areas of interest include the impact of climate change on marine wildlife and their diseases, disease surveillance, risk factor studies, spatial epidemiology and GIS, epizootic and outbreak investigations, conservation of marine species, and ecosystem health.
Penguins preening on Boulders Beach, S. Africa. Photo courtesy Joe Olson, Cetacean Research Technology.
Dr. Norman presenting results of a study on Leptospira infection; at the 2007 SMM conference (Capetown S. Africa)