Dr. Tara Anderson Creel, a 2007 graduate of the Master of Public Health program – epidemiology track, was one of eight alumni recognized at the college’s Outstanding Alumni Awards ceremony in October 2010. She was also named a UF Outstanding Young Alumni for 2011. She recently completed her Ph.D. at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine with a research focus on the epidemiology of canine influenza virus. Her professional interests include emerging and zoonotic viral diseases, epidemiology and public health. She plans to pursue a career in infectious disease research that will benefit both animal and public health.