interests: Epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, One Health, capacity building
Abdinasir Yusuf Osman is veterinary epidemiologist, and a public health researcher working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK. His research interests and approaches are at the interface between the agent and the host in the relevant environment at local and global levels. The application of epidemiologic techniques to understand the drivers and persistence of infectious diseases and to evaluate the cost effective intervention strategies to mitigate the force of infection and epidemics as well as associated risk factors are of particular interest. Examples include epidemiology of zoonotic diseases with emphasis on Rift Valley Fever, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), West Nile Virus and the ongoing COVID-19. Among bacterial diseases, Brucellosis, Tuberculosis, Campylobacter spp., E. coli, Listeria moncytogenes, and Salmonella spp are of particular focus.