Gail Hansen, DVM, MPH

Senior Advisor











Dr. Hansen adds veterinary medicine and science policy consulting services to the portfolio of Hansen Consulting, LLC. Among her work and accomplishments:

  • Currently on the advisory boards of the National Academy of Medicine One Health Advisory Committee, USDA grants, and the CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project
  • Considered an honest broker with industry, consumer advocacy, public health, academic, antibiotic resistance, animal welfare, and food safety safety groups
  • Requested as a spokesperson from national and international media
  • Former state epidemiologist and state public health veterinarian for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and veterinarian at the Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Practical veterinary experience with 12 years in private veterinary practices
  • Bachelor’s of science in dairy science and doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) from the University of Minnesota; masters in public health/epidemiology (MPH) from the University of Washington.


Dr. Hansen’s professional expertise is in One Health---blending veterinary medicine, public health, epidemiology, animal welfare, and communication.  She has over 25 years experience in infectious disease epidemiology and specializes in communicating complex scientific principles to diverse audiences, including the media.