Andres Perez, DVM, PhD

Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)
Andres Perez


Office Address

335A AnSci/VetMed
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States


Endowed Chair of Global Animal Health and Food Safety
Director, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS)


DVM, Universidad Nacional de Rosario

PhD, Universidad de Buenos Aires

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Andres Perez joined the University of Minnesota faculty in January 2014. Dr. Perez has held the Endowed Chair in Global Animal Health And Food Safety since 2015 and has served as director of CAHFS since 2017.

Prior to his position at the U, Dr. Perez spent 10+ years at the University of California, Davis, where he served as director of the UC Davis Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance. He is also currently an advisor on epidemiology for the Argentine Animal Health Service and for the Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit of the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. 

Dr. Perez has published more than 170 scientific publications and has collaborated on capacity building activities related to food animal health epidemiology in more than 20 countries. His broad expertise in analytical tools applied to vast range of international contexts allows him to effectively deliver contextualized training to engage participants. He has developed and delivered multiple training programs in epidemiological tools, both in person and online for veterinary in service, both to private industry and in service veterinarians of Official Veterinary Services.


Research summary/interests

  • Veterinary epidemiology
  • Prevention and control of food animal diseases
  • Swine health
  • Disease modeling and surveillance
  • Spatial analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Molecular epidemiology

Research funding grants

  • "Epidemiological Analysis of FMD Virus in Uganda" Specific Cooperative Agreement with the USDA/ARS, $101,500 - January 2, 2014-March 31, 2015
  • "Differentiating new PRRS virus incursions from resident virus strains" Boehringer Ingelheim, $25,000 - January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014
  • "A System for Near Real Time Space-Time Visualization and Analysis of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Data Collected by Diagnostic Laboratories" Kansas State University/CEEZAD, $38,000 - January 2, 2014-June 30, 2014
  • "Use of animal movement data and epidemiological modeling to identify premises at high risk of infection in the event of a foot-and-mouth disease epidemic" National Pork Board, $69,130 - January 2, 2014-December 31, 2015
  • "Differentiating new PRRS virus incursions from resident virus strains" U of MN Population Systems, $23,095 - May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015


Selected publications

For listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.