April 28, 2009
Leading Animal Flu Expert Available on Swine Flu
WHO: Michael Greger, M.D., director, public health and animal agriculture, The Humane Society of the United States
Dr. Greger is the author of "Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching" (2006).
A graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine, Michael Greger, M.D., serves as director of public health and animal agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. An internationally recognized lecturer, he has presented at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, and was an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.
His recent scientific publications in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.
Click here to read a statement by Dr. Greger on the current swine flu outbreak. His bio is available here. Click here for video of Dr. Greger discussing swine flu on CNN's "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell."
WHAT: Dr. Greger is available in Washington, D.C. for on camera media interviews and by telephone for all others.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — On the web at humanesociety.org.