DVM, MSc, MPH, PhD, DACVPM
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.
Lee, B. (2020). Demographic Factors Associated with Dengue in Saint Lucia. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 41(10), 54-70. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijtdh/2020/v41i1030329
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.
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.