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 Expert  728544

Expert in Veterinary Epidemiology, Salmonella, Diarrheal Disease, Antimicrobial Resistance

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Vlaams Brabant
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a veterinarian with expertise in food animal production, Salmonella, E. coli, antimicrobial resistance, epidemiology and public health. She has experience in large animal practice, veterinary animal and public health legislation, public health and scientific research. She has worked in veterinary policy and legislation in Sweden and at the European Commission covering areas ranging from animal disease control in trade, BSE, residue and drug control to Salmonella control and product traceability. She spent 10 years in the United States performing research on Salmonella, Escherichia coli and antimicrobial resistance in food animal production and is now professor at the Expert's University in Belgium. Expert started Expert's University in 2008 to provide expertise and scientific support on epidemiology, bacteriology, clinical trials, food animal health and welfare, Salmonella and antimicrobial resistance. Her mission is to improve animal welfare and health, while protecting public health.

environmental microbiology




microbial risk assessment


veterinary medicine



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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2004   PhD   Comparative Pathology   University of California, Davis, CA, USA  
2001   Masters   Preventive Veterinary Medicine   University of California, Davis, CA, USA  
1991   Doctor   Veterinary Medicine   Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala, Sweden  
1991   Masters of Science   Veterinary Medicine   Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala, Sweden  
1985   International Baccalaureate   Primary education   International School of Brussels, Belgium   Class rank 1

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Independent consultant

2010 to


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Reproduction, Obstretics and Population Health


Guest Professor


Professor in the Veterinary Epidemiology Unit. Working together with Prof. jeroen DeWulf on projects relating to antimicrobial resistance and zoonotic enteric bacteria in poultry and pig production.

2007 to 2008


Washington State University


Field Disease Investigation Unit, School of Veterinary Medecine


Post-doctorate researcher


She was in charge in research projects aiming to determine effect of antimicrobial use in dairy production and to determine effect of use. Expert was furthermore in charge of analyzing and publishing studies regarding Salmonella and E. coli in the dairy production and potential hazards to humans

1999 to 2007


University of California


Population Health and Reproduction


Graduate and Post-doc. Researcher


Expert was in charge of developing, managing, analyzing and publishing research relating to antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in dairy production. She furthermore analyzed and published studies relating to the epidemiology of Salmonella in the dairy production environment.

1995 to 1998


National Food Administration


Veterinary Inspection unit 1


Veterinary Officer


She was in charge of various dossiers involving policy development, such as import control of animal food products, residue control, Salmonella control, slaughter of farmed game. She was frequently involved in the European Union legislative and policy meetings.

1996 to 1996


European Commission




National Expert


Expert was involved in managing questions relating to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy during the major crisis time in 1996. She organized and chaired the scientific committee responsible for developing rules for specified risk material.

1992 to 1995


Swedish Board of Agriculture


Import Control Unit


Veterinary Inspector


She was in charge of import of products of animal origin and animals for scientific purposes. She was furthermore leading the expert evaluating the European Community legislation in comparison to the Swedish legislation in preparing Sweden for the EEA agreement and later for the Swedish accession to the European Union.

1992 to 1991


Swedish Board of Agriculture


Field Unit


Large animal veterinarian


Expert worked as large animal veterinarian in various locations in Sweden.

Career Accomplishments:

SVEPM- Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medecine, ASM- American Society of Microbiology


DVM- Licensed Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Sweden

Medical/Professional Internships

Expert spent one month at the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, USA working in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Disease Unit.

Publications and Patents Summary

She has 22 peer-reviewed publications, 17 as first author. Several articles in general press.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Dairy Science  
 - Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association  
 - Foodborne Pathogens and Disease  
 - Journal of Applied Microbiology  
 - Preventive Veterinary Medicine  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1992 to 1995   Swedish Board of Agriculture   Veterinary Inspector   Expert was in charge of animal disease control in trade with products of animal origin. Furthermore she drafted and implemented several pieces of legislation and was an expert on the European Union legislation during the Swedish adhesion negotiations to the European Community
1995 to 1998   National Food Administration   Veterinary Officer   She was in charge of the residue control programme and the Salmonella control programme. She furthermore drafted several pieces of legislation relating to import control and veterinary hygiene in slaughter.
1996 to 1996   European Commission   National Expert   Expert was assisting European Commission officials during the BSE crisis. She was in charge of communications with the parliament and lead the scientific group that proposed hygiene requirements for specified risk material regarding spongiform encephalopaties
1997 to 1997   European Commission   National Expert   Expert assisted European Commission in evaluating the USA animal food legislation. She assisted European Commission teams on inspection of rendering facilities in Belgium

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • She has held various seminars to farmers, stake holders, veterinarians and others. These seminars have covered amongst others calf health, salmonella control, antimicrobial resistance, bovine reproduction,
  • She has performed statistical analysis of various clinical trials conducted by commercial industries. She has performed analysis, adviced on improvement and written up reports
  • Expert has performed meta-analysis of groups of clinical trials for commercial industries.
  • Expert has participated in sales team visits to farms, feed mills, scientific institutions, veterinarians and other stake holders
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1999 to 2007   USA   She has worked with dairy operations of all sizes in Western USA. The work has included conducting clinical trials, field visits, interviews as well as routine working on the farms, thereby getting a very good hands on knowledge of the reality of dairy business in USA.
2008 to   Europe   Expert is currently working with animal production industries in several European countries such as Denmark, Poland, Czech republic, Slovakia, Hungary, United Kingdom, Portugal and Italy. She will soon start to cover Russia. She has mainly focused on optimizing animal health, minimizing antimicrobial use and minimizing Salmonella in animal production.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Swedish   Mother tongue.
English   Completely fluent, including scientific language.
French   Completely fluent in speaking and understanding. Writing needs some linguistic improvements.
Dutch   Completely fluent in speaking and reading. The language spoken at home. Writing needs some linguistic improvements.

Market Research:
Expert has a keen understanding of the animal production industry, and the various components from farm to fork.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert developed and trained all licensed veterinarians in Sweden in European Union community legislation regarding veterinary matters. She has furthermore developed seminars and web pages for sales teams on issues such as Salmonella control. Expert has developed and held various calf health colleges to mixed audiences from lay men to veterinary bovine practitioners.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has worked with animal health industry in several European countries extending gfrom the UK in the west to Russia in the east, and from Sweden in the north to Portugal in the south. She furthermore has an in depth knowledge of bovine animal production in USA


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