Andres Perez, DVM, PhD

Director, Global Animal Health

Portrait of Andres Perez

United States

Andres Perez is the director of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety and the Endowed Chair in Global Animal Health and Food Safety. Dr. Perez joined the University of Minnesota faculty in January 2014.

Prior to his position at the U, Dr. Perez spent over 10 years at the University of California, Davis, where he served as director of the UC Davis Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance. He is also currently an advisor on epidemiology for the Argentine Animal Health Service and for the Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit of the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. 

Dr. Perez has published more than 170 scientific publications and has collaborated on capacity building activities related to food animal health epidemiology in more than 20 countries. His broad expertise in analytical tools applied to vast range of international contexts allows him to effectively deliver contextualized training to engage participants. He has developed and delivered multiple training programs in epidemiological tools, both in person and online for veterinary in service, both to private industry and in service veterinarians of Official Veterinary Services.