infectious diseases of animals and humans. Dr. Smith served on an FAO/WHO Expert Committee on the implementation of farm models in the developing world; he served on the Pennsylvania Food Quality Assurance Committee, and he was a member of a European Union Expert Committee on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy risk. He has served on the editorial boards of Parasitology Today, The International Journal of Parasitology, The Veterinary Quarterly, and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Dr. Smith earned Bachelors degrees in Zoology and Education from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge respectively and a D.Phil. in Ecology from the University of York.