Brendan Lee

Brendan Lee


Veterinary Medicine

Executive Dean and Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology

Brendan Lee, has had a wide and varied career from clinical medicine to education over the last 20 years.

After completing his veterinary studies at the University of the West Indies, Dr. Lee went on to practice clinically for a number of years before beginning a journey in Public Health and epidemiology. He completed a residency in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Minnesota, where he engaged in numerous projects involving policy, infectious diseases, food safety, security and defense and other areas related to animal and human health. He joined the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, a Homeland Security Center of Excellence, and worked on issues impacting food safety and defense.  Dr. Lee went on to work with the Institute on Science for Global Policy which focused on bringing scientists together in an international setting to develop policies around critical issues.

Dr. Lee has been involved with various professional organizations serving in various capacities, and is a keen proponent of public health education. He has presented at numerous conferences and his research interests revolve around infectious diseases especially vector-borne disease. In addition, he is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Since joining St. Matthew’s University Dr. Lee has served in many capacities, most recently becoming Executive Dean.

Zoonotic diseases, Epidemiology, Food Safety, Food Security, One Health, Policy Development

Lee, B. (2020). Demographic Factors Associated with Dengue in Saint Lucia. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 41(10), 54-70.

Lee, B. (2017). Foodborne Disease and the Need for Greater Foodborne Disease Surveillance in the Caribbean. Veterinary Sciences, 4(3), 40.

Hennessey, M., Lee, B., Goldsmith, T., Halvorson, D., Hueston, W., McElroy, K., & Waters, K. (2010). Supporting business continuity during a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak: a collaboration of industry, academia, and government. Avian diseases, 54(s1), 387-389.

Dengue and other Vector-borne diseases, Foodborne disease, Zoonotic diseases

2020 Walden University Research Conference- Syndromic Surveillance Markers of Dengue in Saint Lucia

2019 AVMA The International Perspective on Public Practice

2019 AVMA Public Practice in the Veterinary Curriculum

2017 VMX Role of the Environment in Emerging Infectious Diseases

2017 VMX Veterinary Practice Precautions in an Emerging Crisis

2014 Presentation on Biosecurity and goat farming Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture Goat Seminar.

2014 Presentation on One health and infectious Diseases in the Caribbean, CbVMA conference.

2014 Presentation on Biosecurity and poultry farming Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture Poultry Seminar.

2013 Facilitate Caribvet Epi group Disease Prioritization exercise Cayman Islands

2009 Presentation at International Avian Influenza Symposium: Supporting Business Continuity during a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak.

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