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Juan is a veterinary epidemiologist with 20 years’ experience in veterinary research and public health. Juan’s training background includes graduate in Veterinary Medicine (University of Cordoba, Spain), an MSc (Tropical Veterinary Medicine) (Edinburgh University, Scotland) and a PhD in veterinary epidemiology (Warwick University, UK). He completed a fellowship of the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) at the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI). Juan has been involved in numerous multi-disciplinary research projects on livestock and poultry in countries such as Great Britain, Bolivia, Sweden and Vietnam. In February 2010 Juan joined the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to work as technical advisor (veterinary epidemiologist) on the Vietnam programme to control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1. Since September 2011 Juan has been working at Oxford University (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City, where he conducted field-based research on topics such as avian influenza, non-typhoid Salmonella, Campylobacter, Bartonella, leptospirosis and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In March 2016 he was funded by the Wellcome Trust to develop a field trial to reduce antimicrobial use in chicken farming systems in Vietnam (www.viparc.org).
Dr. Bao is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine - Nong Lam University (Ho Chi Minh City). He is working as a consultant for Viparc project-OUCRU focusing on veterinary socio-economic researchs. Dr. Bao’s interests include infectious diseases and veterinary public health. In July 2017 he was awarded a Doctorate in Science (PhD) by the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France). His PhD studies focused on how Vietnamese farmers could be better involved in the surveillance and control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease at the local level.
Truong Dinh Bao
NONG LAM UNIVERSITY - PROJECT COORDINATOR
Dr. Pawin Padungtod obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1993 and his PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA in 2002. In 2009, he joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific as the Regional Project Coordinator and later worked as the Director of Animal-Human Interface Program of the U.S. Center of Disease Control, Southeast Asia Regional Office in Thailand from 2012 to 2015. He rejoined FAO country office for Viet Nam in 2016 as the team leader for the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases. Throughout his career, he has conducted research and developed government capacities to address antimicrobial resistance, highly pathogenic avian influenza as well as zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases.
SENIOR TECHNICAL COORDINATOR