Knowledge for a Better Tomorrow


Caitlin O'Connell PhD

Caitlin O’Connell is on the faculty at Stanford University Medical School and an author. Educated at Fairfield University, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the University of California, Davis, where she earned a Ph.D. in Ecology, Dr. O’Connell has been studying elephant ecology and behavior for over 15 years. She has published over 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous articles for the popular press, including a book on elephant communication and two more in the works. Please click here to see Dr. O'Connell's CV, and here to view her website. Dr. O'Connell also works on science education projects from the classroom to the field and other aspects of conservation including coral reef and flamingo restoration.


Timothy Rodwell MD, PhD, MPH

Timothy Rodwell is a physician trained in infectious disease ecology, preventive medicine and epidemiology. He received his PhD from University of California, Davis, his MD from Stanford University and his MPH and Preventive Medicine Residency training from San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Rodwell has been studying tuberculosis (TB) and zoonotic disease epidemiology since 1995. He specializes in international health and development, with an emphasis on disease monitoring, control and treatment in resource-poor settings. Previous research included investigations of anthrax and population dynamics in elephants in Namibia, bovine tuberculosis control in African buffalo in South Africa and coral reef restoration in the British Virgin Islands.