PREDICT: A project of USAID's emerging pandemic threat's program identifying the potential for emergence and mitigating the spread of pandemic zoonoses
One Health Institute, UC Davis
PREDICT is a project of the USAID (United States Agency for International Development). Dr. Goldstein is one of the coordinators for this project, the goal of which is to help governments predict where new, emerging pandemic infections might crop up. The project came out of research regarding humans and avian influenza, when it was recognized that no one was doing research regarding wildlife. Dr. Goldstein is a molecular wildlife biologist and works with a collaboration of non-profit organizations and universities to pre-empt or combat at their source the first stages of the emergence of zoonotic diseases that post a significant threat to public health. Zoonotic diseases are those diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans.
Recorded: April 16, 2013