Michael Mahero, DVM, MPH

Director, Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency
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Michael Mahero is a board certified public health and preventive medicine veterinarian whose breath of knowledge includes expertise in public health, epidemiology of infectious diseases, animal health and food safety. As a public and animal health professional, Dr. Mahero has dedicated most of his career to understanding the dynamics of disease transmission at the human, animal and environment interface. His research interests are in the control of zoonotic diseases at the human, livestock, wildlife confluence.

In his efforts to promote public and animal health Dr. Mahero has also interacted with a wide range of stakeholders at state, national and international levels working to achieve common vision and action around public health emergencies and the protection of the US animal industry against the threat of foreign animal diseases. He serves on the public policy committee of the American Public Health Association’s Veterinary Public Health Special Interest group.

Dr. Mahero has worked extensively among cattle-keeping communities in the East and Central African region, including those affected by internal conflict. He was also part of a team that consulted for the Government of Kosovo’s, Food and Veterinary Agency providing technical advice on the development of a surveillance system for bovine brucellosis within a post-conflict setting.

In addition to his University of Minnesota appointment, Dr. Mahero works as a technical advisor on the USAID funded Emerging Pandemic Threats program, working to build capacity for the better prediction and control of emerging infectious diseases and is a recipient of the NIH Fogarty Global Health fellowship. He is currently an ecosystem health fellow at the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine, a master facilitator for the OH-SMARTTM multi-stakeholder action planning process and the director of the Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine residency at the College of Veterinary Medicine.