Edith Marshall

Edith Marshall

Assistant Research Professor


Dr. Marshall currently leads the Science Team for Signature Science, on behalf of Bechtel Inc., on the U.S. government-funded Cooperative Biological Engagement Program in Baku, Azerbaijan. She is working to improve surveillance capabilities for infectious disease in both humans and animals.  Dr. Marshall also works with Azerbaijani scientists to help them develop and execute their own research projects.

Dr. Marshall is primarily researching:

  • Prevalence of zoonotic pathogens in arthropod vectors in northeastern Azerbaijan.
  • Application of internationally recommended techniques for avian influenza and Newcastle disease surveillance.
  • Rabies virus strains circulating in Azerbaijan while enhancing capabilities for rabies diagnosis.

Dr. Marshall develops interdisciplinary programs that engage veterinary professionals in confronting critical global health issues. She assisted the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Indonesia, Thailand, and China, collaborating on projects that address public health concerns associated with food systems.

Dr. Marshall is an adjunct faculty member in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and graduated from WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.