ISAVET Presented at 2020 WOHC Conference

Our very own Assistant Director, Jessica Cargill, MPH presented the 2019 In Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) Programme at this year’s WOHC conference. 2019 ISAVET took place in Kenya and Cameroon involving two programs: Training of Trainers () and Training of Mentors (ToM). Trainers and Mentors of the ISAVET programme will build transferable skills […]

Frontline ISAVET

The Frontline ISAVET programme aims to strengthen the surveillance and epidemiology capacity of government ministries of agriculture. The programme promotes training veterinary field epidemiologists who are the first line of defense against diseases that affect animals and humans.  Frontline veterinary field epidemiologists conduct effective and timely surveillance and outbreak response for endemic as well as […]

David Castellan

David Castellan, DVM, MPVM, ACPVM, is a veterinarian at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, serving as an international animal health subject matter resource expert and epidemiologist for the Veterinary Field Epidemiology Training Program with international stakeholders. From 2008 to 2015 he was the Senior Veterinary Epidemiologist, FAO ECTAD, Region of Asia and Pacific where […]

Strategic Plan

2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan Goals I. Develop a translational research portfolio in the following areas: Systems based approaches (epidemiology, economics, behavior, cultural/social issues) Development of training tools that can be delivered virtually and face-to-face Risk analysis of value chains (risk assessment, risk management, risk communication) Vaccine development and field-testing Validation of diagnostic methodologies Gap […]

Veterinary student completes IIAD externship

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) is committed to developing training materials and fostering a learning community in the veterinary industry. In conjunction with this commitment, the Institute recently hosted a veterinary student externship. Minnesota native Colette Friedenson received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University before attending Columbia University to earn her MPH in […]

Student assistants added to IIAD team

As part of their commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in the agriculture industry, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) recently added three new undergraduate student assistants to their team. __________ A Fort Worth, Texas native, freshman Biomedical Sciences major Victoria Cruz hopes to one day work in the public health industry. […]

Bench to Shop: A Scientific Business Development & Management Program

 Visit program website. From Bench to Shop: Creation and Implementation of a Scientific Business Development and Management Program to Transition High Consequence Livestock Disease Research and Development Technologies for Commercialization The objective of this program is to develop and implement a curriculum to train scientists on how to take applied and basic research from the […]


Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) Texas A&M AgriLife Leading global solutions for animal health. Our Vision is to be a collaborative leader in developing knowledge-based solutions for animal health. Our Mission is to deliver translational research-driven risk-based solutions and training applications to address animal diseases through a One Health systems approach. Our Purpose is […]

Youth/Paraprofessional Education & Extension Programs

Veterinary Science Certificate Program The Veterinary Science Certificate Program is coordinated through the Institute and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It offers a sound platform in veterinary science for students who wish to pursue an associate, undergraduate, graduate or professional degree related to the veterinary discipline. The program includes a One Health component that integrates human, […]

Who is IIAD?

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) works to deliver translational research-driven risk-based solutions and training applications to address animal diseases through a One Health systems approach. Founded in the early 1990s as a member of the Texas A&M University System and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Institute was designated in April 2004 as a […]