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Bio: Dr. Andy Stringer graduated with a veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool in 2005. He spent the initial years of his professional career volunteering for a veterinary non-profit organization in Morocco, completing an equine veterinary internship and in equine primary care practice. Dr Stringer returned to the University of Liverpool in 2007 to study for a PhD focused on evaluating the efficacy of knowledge-transfer interventions for communicating animal health messages to rural farmers in Ethiopia using a large randomized controlled trial.

Dr. Stringer joined a British non-profit organization in 2010 as Director of Veterinary Programs, where he was responsible for managing global veterinary programs aimed at improving the health and welfare of working animals. In June 2015, Dr Stringer took up position as Director, Global Health Education and Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State. In these roles, he leads the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Global Health and International Programs. Dr Stringer also holds the positions of Board Chair of the Triangle Global Health Consortium, a non-profit organization based in North Carolina, and Board Trustee of The Donkey Sanctuary. In addition, he is also an Honorary Lecturer in International Animal Health at the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool.

Dr. Stringer is the principal investigator of the Health and Livelihoods (HEAL) group (www.healgroup.org).

Location: Global Health Education

North Carolina State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

Description: The HEAL group studies a number of challenges focused on the interface of animal health and human health in Ethiopia utilizing a One Health approach. Research activities are currently focused on antimicrobial usage (AMU) behaviors, foodborne pathogens and safe animal source foods in informal urban settlements, and implementation science research related to animal health interventions and human health. The group combines approaches from the biological and social sciences to understand the determinants of health and their relationships with livelihoods, and to use this information to improve livelihoods through effective interventions. (https://cvm.ncsu.edu/directory/stringer-andrew/)