Professor Deborah J. Briggs is Chair of the board for the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Based in Kansas, she teaches as Adjunct Professor of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, where she previously worked as Director of the Rabies Laboratory. She is also a member of the Expert Group of the World Health Organisation Committee on Rabies. Deborah previously held the position as senior service fellow at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Having dedicated her professional life to the eradication of rabies, Deborah in 1998 received a Distinguished Service Award from the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Guide Dog Users Access Partners Award. Since then, she has been awarded numerous further clinical trial and study grants on rabies research and animal disease control. She has been published in a plethora of renowned journals including ‘Biologicals’, ‘Veterinary Practice’ and ‘American Journal of Veterinary Research’, as well as World Health Organisation publications.