Andres Perez, DVM, PhD

Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Andres Perez

Contact Info

aperez@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-0522

Fax 612-625-1210

Office Address:
335A AnSci/VetMed
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Endowed Chair of Global Animal Health and Food Safety

Director, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS)


DVM, Universidad Nacional de Rosario

PhD, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Summary

Andres Perez joined the University of Minnesota faculty in January 2014. Dr. Perez has held the Endowed Chair in Global Animal Health And Food Safety since 2015 and has served as director of CAHFS since 2017.

Prior to his position at the U, Dr. Perez spent 10 years as a post-doctoral fellow and researcher at University of California, Davis. From 2012 to 2013, he served as director of the UC Davis Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance. 

He is also currently an advisor on epidemiology for the Argentine Animal Health Service and for the Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit of the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Veterinary epidemiology; Prevention and control of food animal diseases; Swine health; Disease modeling and surveillance; Spatial analysis; Risk analysis; Molecular epidemiology

Research Funding Grants

"Epidemiological Analysis of FMD Virus in Uganda" Specific Cooperative Agreement with the USDA/ARS, $101,500 - January 2, 2014-March 31, 2015; "Differentiating new PRRS virus incursions from resident virus strains" Boehringer Ingelheim, $25,000 - January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014; "A System for Near Real Time Space-Time Visualization and Analysis of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Data Collected by Diagnostic Laboratories" Kansas State University/CEEZAD, $38,000 - January 2, 2014-June 30, 2014; "Use of animal movement data and epidemiological modeling to identify premises at high risk of infection in the event of a foot-and-mouth disease epidemic" National Pork Board, $69,130 - January 2, 2014-December 31, 2015; "Differentiating new PRRS virus incursions from resident virus strains" U of MN Population Systems, $23,095 - May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015

Publications

For listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.