Jacqueline Buckley, M.S.


Conservation & Science


Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology; Urban Wildlife Institute


One Health Research Coordinator


B.S. – Biomedical Science, University of New Hampshire
M.S. – Conservation Medicine, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

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Areas of Expertise

Animal behavior and welfare

Wildlife disease

Spatial analysis

Disease ecology

Conservation medicine

Zoological animal management

Anticoagulant rodenticide poisonings in wildlife


Jackie came to Lincoln Park Zoo from Defenders of Wildlife after six years as a zookeeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where she trained, cared for, and enriched the lives of Africa wild dogs, spotted hyenas, and masai giraffes. Growing up outside New York City, local green spaces and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums were the only places that connected neighborhoods to their native wildlife and taught how to aid wildlife around the globe.

Her work abroad in South Africa, working on wild and domestic animal health, and in South America, working with communities to aid in the plight of the cotton-top tamarin from the exotic pet trade industry, served as a catalyst to pursue her master’s degree. At Tufts, her main projects focused on the anthropogenic introduction of anticoagulant rodenticides to non-target species, like fishers in the state of Vermont, and using GIS to track changes in red tide in the state of Florida from 2008–2018.

Jackie is excited to collaborate with the Urban Wildlife Institute and the Davee Center, two departments that complement her personal and professional goals. She believes that the ability to inspire stakeholders and public officials to appreciate the importance of animals and shared ecosystems, as related to human health, is indispensable.