Dr. Flint is Head of the Zoo and Wildlife Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Health Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. In close collaboration with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds this program aims to train residents and veterinary students in conservation medicine.
Since 1995, he has conducted wildlife and marine research and investigations in Australia and the USA and continues to lead active research programs in both countries.
Dr. Flint's research areas focus on identifying prevalent and emerging diseases in marine and freshwater animal species as they relate to environmental and commercial stressors. The overarching theme to his investigations is to identify anthropogenic and natural pressures that will impact on the survivorship of species and health of the ecosystems, taking into consideration the social and public perceptions of such mitigations. He takes a multi-species approach to this One Welfare investigation concentrating on fauna that offer potential as a sentinel of ecohealth for their environmental niche. He is widely published on these topics in continuing education, journals and book chapters.