Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health

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Team & Partner Institutions

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WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Health

Thumbi Mwangi – Director Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health, Associate Professor & Epidemiologist
Jonathan Yoder – Professor, Sustainable Development
Shanthi Manian – Assistant Professor, Economics, gender specialist
Sylvia Omulo – Assistant Professor, Microbiologist
Josphat Muema – Veterinarian and Interim Project Manager
Laura Lockard - Director, Public Affairs and Media Relations

University of Nairobi

Prof. Maingi Ndichu – Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Prof. George Gitau – Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology
Dr. Gabriel Aboge – Lecturer and Molecular Biologist
Prof. Salome Bukachi – Professor of Anthropology
Prof. Julius Oyugi – Professor of microbiology

University of Nairobi

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Dr. Vish Nene – Co-leader ILRI Human and Animal Health program, Immunology and vaccinology
Dr. Lucilla Steinaa– Senior Scientist, Immunologist
Dr. Naftaly Githaka– Scientist, Tick Biologist
Dr. Henry Kiara – Senior Scientist, Veterinary Epidemiologist
Dr. Sonal Henson – Bio-informatics-Scientist
Dr. Nicholas Svitek– Senior Scientist, Immunology and vaccinology
Dr. Anna Lacasta – Scientist, Vaccine development

International Livestock Research Institute

Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) 

Dr. John Mugambi - Parasitologist & Assistant Director, Animal Health Research, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research organization

Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

Dr. Zipporah Bukania – Director, Center for Public Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute & Nutritionist and Chair of the Research in Nutrition technical Working Group, Division of Nutrition, Ministry of Health Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Technical Advisory Team
  • Patricia Conrad – Professor and Associate Dean of Programs Vet School, University of California Global Health Institute
  • Guy Palmer – Senior Director of Global Health, Washington State University
  • Lorne A. Babiuk – Professor and Past Vice President Research, University of Alberta
  • Directorate of Veterinary Services
  • Ministry of Health, Division of Nutrition
  • Transformation of Animal Health Services and Solution in LMIC (TAHSSL)


Dr. Thumbi Mwangi, thumbi.mwangi@wsu.edu

Laura Lockard, Public Affairs and Media Relations, laura.lockard@wsu.edu, +1 206-861-6884 (mobile and WhatsApp)

Follow us on Twitter @WSUGlobalHealth @AnimalHealth_IL

Research made possible by USAID: From the American people, as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.
The author’s views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.


Paul G. Allen School for Global Health
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Email: globalhealth@wsu.edu

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