David Waltner-Toews

LRC Contributor

David Waltner-Toews is a retired professor of epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College in the University of Guelph, the founding president of Veterinarians without Bordersé Vétérinaires sans Frontiéres Canada and the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health. He is a specialist in the epidemiology of diseases people get from animals (zoonoses) and the author of The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases that Jump from Animals to Humans (Greystone, 2007).

Articles by David Waltner-Toews

  • A Very Modern Pandemic (January–February 2012)
    A review of The Origins of AIDS, by Jacques Pepin
  • Parsing Pandemics (October 2010)
    A review of Plague Ports: The Global Urban Impact of Bubonic Plague, 1894–1901, by Myron Echenberg, and SARS Unmasked: Risk Communication of Pandemics and Influenza in Canada, by Michael G. Tyshenko, with assistance from Cathy Paterson