Trade Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the International Plant Protection Convention, and the Codex Alimentarius. He recently served on the NRC Committee on Assessing the Nation’s Framework for Addressing Animal Diseases. He is also a Fellow with the Kellogg Foundation.


Mark Woolhouse, Ph.D., is a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He held research posts at the University of Zimbabwe, Imperial College London Medical Research Council Training Fellowship), the University of Oxford (Beit Memorial Fellowship and Royal Society University Research Fellowship), and now Edinburgh (initially in the School of Veterinary Studies). He has worked on a variety of infectious disease systems: human schistosomiasis, involving extensive field work in rural Zimbabwe; verocytotoxigenic E. coli in cattle in rural Scotland; the epidemiology and transmission biology of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in livestock; trypanosomiasis in humans, cattle, and tsetse in East and Southern Africa; and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in cattle (BSE) and sheep (scrapie). He has published more than 150 scientific papers on these and other topics. He advises the United Kingdom government on both animal and human health, and his work during the UK 2001 FMD epidemic led to an Officer of the British Empire award in 2002. Dr. Woolhouse is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He trained as a population biologist with a B.A. from Oxford University, an M.Sc. from the University of York, and a Ph.D. from Queen’s University before turning to epidemiology.



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