Dr. Gehrt is the Principal Investigator of the Cook County Coyote Project, having initiated the study in 2000. As Chair of the Center for Wildlife Research at the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, he directs all of the research projects and secures the necessary funding. Dr. Gehrt continues to supervise many daily aspects of the project while working full-time as an Associate Professor and extention specialist at The Ohio State University. He is regarded as an international expert of urban wildlife, best known for his work with coyotes and raccoons. Research interests include behavioral ecology, infectious diseases, and interactions between species.