September 22, 2011
Ian R. Dohoo is a veterinary epidemiologist with both DVM (1976) and PhD (1982) degrees from the University of Guelph. Following brief periods of employment in private mixed practice and with Agriculture Canada, he joined the faculty of the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1985. He is currently a Professor of epidemiology and Director of the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research.
His research focuses on monitoring animal health and production, clinical research methodology, studies of risk factors for animal health problems, studies of health and production in cattle, swine and fin fish. He has received numerous teaching and research awards and is a sought after internationally as a teacher of graduate level epidemiology courses.
Dr. Dohoo is currently leading a study into the dynamics of, and methods for monitoring, new intramammary infections in dairy cattle. Prior to this study, virtually all mastitis research has been based on the prevalence of mastitis (that amount present in a herd at a point in time) as opposed to the incidence of new infections (the rate at which new infections are forming in a herd). He also supervises graduate students working on evaluations of diagnostic tests for ISA (infectious salmon anemia) and avian influenza.
Dr. Dohoo has served as the President of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, the Chair of Canadian Veterinary Medicine Association/ Health Canada expert panel on bovine growth hormone and Associate Editor of Preventive Veterinary Medicine. In 2005 he became one of the first 4 veterinarians in Canada elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) for his contribution to veterinary epidemiology and specifically for his role in graduate training in Scandinavia.