Prof. dr. Jeroen Dewulf



Jeroen Dewulf graduated in 1998 as a veterinarian from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University, Belgium. He immediately started working as researcher at the Herd health department of the faculty. In 2002 he finished his PhD on the epidemiology and control of classical swine fever. In that same year he received  a master of science degree in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands (Cum Laude). He became diplomat in the European College of Veterinary Public Health in 2005.


Since 2006 he is associated professor in Veterinary Epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University. In 2014 he was appointed as full professor in Veterinary Epidemiology. His main research interests are quantitative epidemiology and control of zoonoses with a specific emphasis on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use in animal production as well as the prevention of epidemic and endemic diseases with a focus on the application of biosecurity measures.


His research focus on prevention of endemic and epidemic diseases through biosecurity biosecurity measures and animal health aspects that may influence public health such as antimicrobial use and resistance in animals as well as zoonotic infections. He is the head of the Veterinary Epidemiology Unit and is supervising over 10 PhD students who are doing research in the field of veterinary epidemiology. He is (co-)author of over 270 A1 publications in the field of veterinary epidemiology with a H-index of 38.


He is the principal author of the annual Belgian report on antimicrobial consumption in animals (BelVetSac) and is member of the European Surveillance on Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) network and chair of the JPI-AMR network on quantification of antimicrobial consumption in animals at herd level. Since 2009 he is member of the scientific committee of the Belgian federal food Agency and is the founder and chair of board of the center of expertise on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals (AMCRA) in Belgium. He is also the author of the book “biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine” as well as the book “8 myths on antimicrobial resistance disproved, practical guide for reducing antibiotic use in animal husbandry



  • Veterinary epidemiology
  • Preventive veterinary medicine
  • Animal disease control
  • Veterinary public health
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Biosecurity
  • Applied statistics