International Livestock Research Institute

Dr. Hung Nguyen is the co-leader of Animal and Human Health Program and was the regional representative for East and Southeast Asia at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). His current research focuses on the link between health and agriculture, food safety, and infectious and zoonotic diseases with an emphasis on the use of risk assessment for food safety management with an integrative approach (One Health and Ecohealth). He is the flagship leader of food safety of the CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health A4NH and the chair of the working group Integrating a One Health Approach to COVID-19 Response at the CGIAR COVID-19 Hub. Prior to joining ILRI, he was a jointly appointed scientist between ILRI and Swiss TPH. He co-founded and led the Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research (CENPHER) at Hanoi University of Public Health, Vietnam where he developed a regional research portfolio on agri- and environmental health and coordinated the Ecohealth Field Building Leadership Initiative (FBLI) in Southeast Asia. He worked for Swiss TPH and Sandec/Eawag, Switzerland as a postdoctoral researcher in Microbiology, Health, and Environment within the Swiss NCCR North-South. He has experience working mainly in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos) and West Africa (Côte d’Ivoire), and recently in East Africa. He holds a PhD in Life and Environmental Sciences from France.

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