Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Comparative Epidemiology, Purdue University, 2002
  • D.V.M., Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, 1990
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, 1976
  • B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 1975
Licenses & Certifications
  • Veterinarian License (CA)
Professional Honors
  • Outstanding Aerospace Engineer, Purdue University, 2009
  • Oxford Laboratories Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge Concerning Small Animal Endocrinology, Society for Comparative Endocrinology, 2005
  • Recipient of Kenneth Scott Fellowship in Epidemiology and Animal Welfare, Purdue University, 1997-2001
  • Phi Zeta Veterinary Medicine Honor Society
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for Voyager Spacecraft System Design and Development
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for Voyager Flight Operations
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Outstanding Student Branch Member, Purdue University, 1975-1976
  • Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
  • Purdue University Special Merit and Alumni Association Scholarships
Professional Affiliations
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • Committee on Environmental Issues Member, 2012-2018
    American Thyroid Association
    • Public Health Committee Member, 2007-2011
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners
  • American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians
  • Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases
  • Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association (member, all executive offices held, 1995-1997)
    • President, 2008 (second occasion)
    Center for Animal Protection and Education, Grass Valley, CA (Advisory Board Member, former Board Member)
  • German

Dr. Edinboro is a veterinary epidemiologist, with over 20 years of experience as an epidemiologist and over 30 years as a small animal veterinarian (DVM). Her research includes studies of dietary and environmental risk factors for feline hyperthyroidism, clinical trials of vaccine effectiveness in dogs and cats at humane shelters, and evaluation of the immune status impact of repeated vaccination on Great Danes.

Dr. Edinboro's research interests include small animal population disease control and companion animals as sentinels for human thyroid health. She also has over 20 years' experience as an aerospace systems engineer, primarily involving spacecraft control and satellite orbital software.

Dr. Edinboro's interest has led to participation on local and national committees examining the effects of environmental compounds (including endocrine disrupters and radiation used in treatment) on human and animal health, reflecting the "One Health" principle of the interconnectedness of animal, human, and environmental health, and the need for collaboration among veterinarians, physicians, and other scientists.

At Exponent, Dr. Edinboro provides in-house subject matter expertise regarding cows, horses, pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, deer, mice, dogs, and cats for questions about nutrition, husbandry, environmental contamination, adverse encounters with electronics, forensic analysis, and sentinel/surrogate species, as well as zoonotic and infectious diseases. Dr. Edinboro has analyzed an animal shelter's database to evaluate the impact of a community cat shelter-neuter-release program on the health of cats in the shelter. She managed a project involving mitigation of occupational exposure to Q-fever, a zoonotic disease. Dr. Edinboro applied all facets of her experience during a dairy inspection where use of robotic milking machines was thought to be associated with higher rates of mastitis following implementation. In cases of potential exposures of horses to PCBs, Dr. Edinboro reviewed evidence regarding neonatal foal morbidity and mortality, as well as potential stable contamination. She summarized literature for potential health effects of fiberboard for a potential new application in horse bedding. Dr. Edinboro reviewed laboratory animal thyroid data for a proposed new animal pharmaceutical product. She participated in safety evaluations of dog treat ingredients and proposed protein sources for pet food, in food-borne outbreak investigations, and in projects related to animal diseases potentially due to feeds (ingredient excesses or deficiencies) or environmental exposures.

In humans, Dr. Edinboro analyzed newborn screening data and potential perchlorate exposure in drinking water, supported an evaluation of the applicability of a screening test for occupational beryllium exposure, reviewed potential adverse health outcomes associated with dietary supplements, and summarized relationships between respiratory diseases and asbestos exposure. She has reviewed literature for potential health effects of fiducial marker use in several new applications and participated in other medical device projects. Dr. Edinboro prepared state-of-the-art reviews for reports and manuscripts on occupational exposures to solvents and cancer outcomes; environmental perchlorate exposures and thyroid function, as well as smoking, cardiovascular disease, and magnetic field exposure.

Dr. Edinboro has been a member of the American Thyroid Association's Public Health Committee (2007-2011). She served two terms on the American Veterinary Medical Association's Committee on Environmental Issues (2012-2018), representing Small Animal Medicine and participating on several inter-entity subcommittees. Dr. Edinboro has been the Section Editor for Epidemiology for the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association and has reviewed manuscripts for more than 10 additional journals.

Dr. Edinboro holds an active California veterinary license. As a small animal veterinarian, she has performed routine physical examinations and treatment, preventive care, routine surgeries, emergency medicine, and shelter animal medicine, including population disease control, forensics, zoonosis identification, and wildlife medicine. Dr. Edinboro is active with the Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association, serving twice as president, and she has been a liaison with a local animal rescue group, a large humane society, and the local county health department. She has volunteered as a feral cat spay/neuter clinic veterinarian.

As an aerospace engineer, Dr. Edinboro worked in areas of spacecraft control systems analysis, simulation software design and implementation, multimedia tool development and training, and all facets of systems engineering, including requirements analysis, implementation, integration and test, documentation development, and on-site customer support for a variety of applications. She identified key regressions in orbital software that impacted launch and mission operations, and worked with developers to correct these deficiencies in a timely manner. Dr. Edinboro was recognized with numerous client and mission awards, including two NASA Group Achievement Awards for the Voyager program.