UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Emerging infectious diseases like Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), force decision-makers to make decisions in the face of large uncertainty and risk.


  • Develop the wild cervid stakeholder survey, as well as disseminating and obtaining responses to the survey.
  • Analyze the survey data.
  • Compile the data for the risk assessment, analyze the data, and create risk maps.
  • Update the CWD response plan, develop the communication plan, and generate materials to disseminate the results of the survey and risk assessment to wild cervid stakeholders (i.e., magazine arti

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