Matt Cochran, DVM, MIA serves as a Program Director at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases and is responsible for managing IIAD’s federal engagements and portfolio. Dr. Cochran applies diverse work experience, training, and skills to build multidisciplinary partnerships that provide strategic advancement at the nexus of technology, agriculture, veterinary medicine, and One Health. His work history and training include: veterinary medicine, international policy and economics, infectious disease, diagnostic laboratory operations, emergency management, animal agriculture policy and regulation, statistical analysis and informatics, and technology systems integration. Dr. Cochran previously served in executive management of the Texas Animal Health Commission and of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Cochran completed his veterinary medical training at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, and he subsequently completed additional quantitative and policy education at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, with a master’s in international affairs and economics.