Seminar Series: Francisco Olea-Popelka

Date: Friday, January 24
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: MSB 384 (Medical Sciences Building)

Epidemiology and beyond: One Health”


Francisco Olea-Popelka, DVM, MSc, PhD

Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Western University

Short Bio:
DVM (Veterinary Medicine), Universidad Mayor, Chile, 1998
MSc, Epidemiology, University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, 2002
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, 2007

Dr. Francisco Olea Popelka is Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health and Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University.

He is a veterinarian and epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience designing and implementing collaborative research projects at the human, animal, environmental interface closely collaborating with a variety of institutions and researchers from different disciplines in Canada, Chile, Ireland, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, The United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

As a result of his expertise on mycobacterial infection, tuberculosis (TB) in humans, bovine tuberculosis (bTB), and zoonotic TB, in November 2013 he was elected the World Program Chair for the Zoonotic TB sub-section for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and has led global efforts to address the zoonotic TB challenges people face at a global scale in close partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

During his first year as the Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health, he established a network of collaborators, that so far, has effectively worked together in implementing and delivering the new Foundations in One Health course (3300). Now, he continue working towards creating the Western One Health Network.

Coffee and tea will be provided, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

To reduce waste, guests are encouraged to bring a reusable mug or cup to the seminar. All are welcome. View the complete Seminar Series Listing.