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Stephanie Venn-Watson

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Epitracker

Stephanie Venn-Watson is a veterinary and entrepreneurial leader with 18 years' experience founding and growing public health and life science programs. Stephanie has been dedicated to improving marine mammal and human health, including founding the Translational Medicine and Research Program at the National Marine Mammal Foundation and co-founding Epitracker. Stephanie’s innovative discoveries have been featured on NPR’s Science Friday, CBS, BBC, and National Geographic. Her "One Health" approach to discovering novel treatments for dolphins and humans have been invited talks for Biocom’s Annual Dinner (2014), J&J Innovations: Powerful Ideas Series (2015), San Diego Venture Group's Hot Topic Series (Venture Summit 2015), LA BioMed Innovation Showcase (2016), and San Diego's Innovation Showcase (2017). She has over 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications. ​ Stephanie received her B.S. in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from UC San Diego, D.V.M. from Tufts University, M.P.H. from Emory University, and was a National Research Council Associate with the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center. Stephanie has worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. She is an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life and received the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award for Innovations in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


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