Jamie Sherman is a fourth-year PhD student in the Animal Biology graduate group at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She is working with Dr. Holly Ernest and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to research new black bear populations in San Louis Obispo County and Monterey County. By the end of her PhD program, she will develop suggestions to improve the way black bear population size is estimated throughout California.
The One Health Institute works at the interface of animals, people and the environment to solve complex problems that impact health and conservation. The Institute grew out of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine's deep commitment to the One Health approach and is home to the well-established Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center.