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Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, DVM, PhD, ACVPM, 

Executive Director of the Global One Health Initiative, The Ohio State University (OSU)

Professor of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU
Hazel C. Youngberg Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention

DVM, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia || PhD, North Carolina State University, United States

Dr. Gebreyes is professor of molecular epidemiology, Executive Director of Global Health and Global One Health Programs at The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Chair of the Ohio State Ethiopia One Health Task Force. Dr. Gebreyes is the principal investigator of the National institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center, Global Infectious Diseases, research and training program on Molecular epidemiology of food borne pathogens for eastern Africa including Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. He is engaged in various foodborne research activities mainly at the interface of pork and humans; also in global capacity building efforts including teaching annual courses on molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases in Brazil and Ethiopia and currently an online format ( He also directs the Infectious Diseases Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory (IDMEL). IDMEL has a major goal and activity investigating molecular mechanisms of multi-drug resistance in gram-negative organisms ( He has published more than 120 peer-review scientific manuscripts in the area of antimicrobial resistance and molecular epidemiology in food borne infections. He also co-founded and currently serves as president of International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) ( He is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Malone Award for International Service given by the American Public Land Grant Universities (APLU) and the American Society of Microbiology International Professorship Award. More information on Dr. Gebreyes can be found here at his page at OSU.


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