Francisco Olea-Popelka


Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health
Associate Professor

DVM Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Mayor, Santiago Chile
MSc Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
PhD Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Office:  Health Sciences Addition, Room 408
Phone: (519) 685-8500 Ext. 87398

Visit: Olea-Popelka One Health
Visit: Western One Health Network (WOHN)
Visit: Zoonotic Tuberculosis

Research Activities

Keywords: one health, public health, veterinary medicine, epidemiology, domestic species, wild animals, and humans.

Description of Research Activities: My research program focuses on evaluating factors impacting health at the intersection of humans, wildlife, and domestic species in different environments, globally.  A key component of my research philosophy is to use an applied, integrated, inter-disciplinary approach in which environmental, socio-economical, cultural, and political factors are considered when addressing different health challenges. I work in close partnership with government officials, clinicians (physicians and veterinarians), microbiologists, molecular biologists, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, wildlife biologists, patients, and policy and decision makers, among others. My main area of research focuses in zoonotic tuberculosis (TB) including studies/projects involving badgers, bovines, elephants, humans, lions, warthogs, among others species.

Publications (PubMed)