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Wondwossen Gebreyes

Wondwossen Gebreyes
Executive Director GOHi, Professor
The Ohio State University
Degree Information: 
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, ACVPM
PhD, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University
DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University

Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes is a Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor of molecular epidemiology and Executive Director of Global One Health initiative (GOHi) at The Ohio State University. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Addis Ababa University and his PhD at North Carolina State University. Dr. Gebreyes is the principal investigator of several research and training programs sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others. He is engaged in food safety research activities mainly on antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Gebreyes co-founded the International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) ( and currently serves as the Chairperson. He is a recipient of several awards including the Universitas 21 international award; Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award by APLU; Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA); Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence; Andrew Heiskell Award (honorable mention) by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Emerging International Engagement award. Dr. Gebreyes will be serving on the TARTARE steering committee as well as the Dairy Team.