Veterinary epidemiology

About us

The veterinary epidemiology group is led by Prof. dr. Jeroen Dewulf and consists of various employees such as doctoral students and practical assistants.


Prof. dr. Jeroen Dewulf

Head veterinary epidemiology group

drs. Philip Joosten

Assistant, resident ECVPH

drs. Moniek Ringenier

Doctoral student, resident ECVPH

dr. Merel Postma

Post-doctoral, diplomate ECVPH

drs. Nele Caekebeke

Doctoral student

drs. Bert Damiaans

Doctoral student

drs. Nelima Ibrahim

Doctoral student

dr. Helena Cardoso de Carvalho Ferreira

Post-doctoral, resident ECVPH

drs. Andy Vervaet

Doctoral student

drs. Nunzio Sarnino

Resident ECVPH

drs. Arthi Amalraj

Doctoral student

What we do

Our team

About veterinary epidemiology

Veterinary epidemiology focuses on the description and analysis of disease within a population. This means that veterinary epidemiologists look at the effect and the development of disease in a population to better understand the origin, the transmission,… of that disease. In this way, epidemiology contributes especially to preventive veterinary medicine.

As some diseases are transferable from animals to humans (=zoonoses), veterinary epidemiology can be active within a One-Health concept where humans, animals and the environment are seen as a dynamic and interactive complex. Because of this there is also a strong connection with other disciplines. On one hand veterinary public health, that focuses on how zoonoses can be prevented. On the other hand the economy of animal health care that looks into the economic consequences of animal disease and its prevention.