Chief Executive Officer, Royal GD
Professor of Management of Farm Animal Health, Wageningen University and Professor of Farm Animal Disease Control Programs, Utrecht University (joint position).
The positions at Wageningen and Utrecht University are adjunct professorships. The funding for these positions is coming from Royal GD.
1985 DVM, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1987 M.Sc., Cornell University – thesis title:
Epidemiology of and the relationship between retained placenta and Mastitis
1990 Ph.D., University of Utrecht – thesis title:
Epidemiological studies on clinical mastitis in herds with a low bulk milk somatic cell count
1985 - 1986 Veterinary practitioner
1987 - 1991 Department of Herd health and Reproduction, Utrecht University
1991 - 1992 Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Canada
1991 - 1999 Department of Herd Health and Reproduction, University of Utrecht.
1999 - 2013 Director of Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1999 - 2015 Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2013 - 2016 Chief Scientific Officer, GD Animal Health
2016 - current Chief Executive Officer Royal GD
2015 - current Wageningen University and Utrecht University
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My current research interests are in two major areas:
1. Understanding population dynamics of infectious diseases in animal populations.
2. Application of epidemiological, statistical and mathematical methods
to animal disease research.