Skip to main content
 

Profile

Andrew Stringer, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS

Director, Global Health Education (CVM)
Director, Global Health Initiatives (NCSU)

Contact:

apstring@ncsu.edu
Office: 919.513.6275
Lab: The Health and Livelihoods Group
Center: NC State University Global Health Initiative

Dr. Andy Stringer joined the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), North Carolina State University (NCSU) in June 2015 as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology. Dr Stringer also holds positions as Director of Global Health Education (CVM) and Director of Global Health Initiatives (NCSU). Dr Stringer is the founder and principal investigator of the Health and Livelihoods (HEAL) Group (www.healgroup.org). The HEAL Group studies a range of issues focused on the interface of health and livelihoods in Ethiopia utilizing a One Health approach. The research sub-themes of the HEAL Group are: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Infectious Disease and Community Engagement. Dr Stringer also holds a position as an Honorary Lecturer in International Animal Health at the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool.

Dr Stringer has a degree in Veterinary Science (BVSc) and PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology from the University of Liverpool. Dr Stringer's PhD focused on evaluating the efficacy of knowledge-transfer interventions for communicating animal health messages to rural farmers in Ethiopia using a large randomized controlled trial. Dr Stringer was previously employed by SPANA (a British non-governmental organization) as Director of Veterinary Programs, where he was responsible for managing SPANA’s global veterinary programs aimed at improving the health and welfare of working animals.
Infectious Diseases
Dr. Stringer is the founder and principal investigator of the Health and Livelihoods (HEAL) Group (www.healgroup.org). The HEAL Group studies a range of issues focused on the interface of health and livelihoods in Ethiopia utilizing a One Health approach. The research sub-themes of the HEAL Group are: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Infectious Disease and Community Engagement.

We combine approaches from the biological and social sciences to understand the determinants of health and their relationships with livelihoods. Our goal is to understand the health constraints of both animals and people, and to use this information to improve livelihoods through effective interventions.

RESEARCH NEWS
https://international.ncsu.edu/research-and-funding/east-africa/

  • A cluster-randomized controlled trial to evaluate an owner education programme on Epizootic Lymphangitis for carthorse owners in EthiopiaPinchbeck GL, Stringer AP, Bell CE, Scantlebury CE, Gebreab F, Tefera G, Reed K, Christley RM | In preparation
  • A cross-sectional study of ocular pathology in working equids in MoroccoSpedding CV, Scantlebury CE, Mouhaine BE, Alyakine H, Pinchbeck G, Stringer AP | In preparation
  • The development of diagnostic methods to rapidly detect Histoplasma capsulatum var. farciminosum from equine clinical samplesScantlebury CE, Aklilu N, Ashine T, Stringer AP, Pinchbeck GL, Christley RM, Gordon L, Loughnane P, McCarthy AJ | In preparation
  • Knowledge, attitudes and behavioral practices of antimicrobial usage and antimicrobial resistance within rural and urban communities in central EthiopiaArgaw A, Tesfaye M, Abunna F, Stringer AP | In preparation
  • Knowledge, attitudes and behavioral practices of selected communities towards neglected zoonotic diseases in Addis AbabaDessalegn Z, Abunna F, Stringer AP | In preparation
  • Participatory situation analysis: owner knowledge and perceptions of working equid health and disease in central EthiopiaStringer AP, Bell CE, Christley RM, Gebreab F, Tefera G, Reed K, Trawford A, Pinchbeck GL | Submitted
  • Associations between sources of information and animal health knowledge of rural farmers in central EthiopiaStringer AP, Bell CE, Christley RM, Gebreab F, Tefera G, Reed K, Trawford A, Pinchbeck GL | Submitted
  • Long-term follow-up evaluation of the efficacy of knowledge-transfer interventions on animal health knowledge of rural villagers in central EthiopiaStringer AP, Bell CE, Christley RM, Gebreab F, Tefera G, Reed K, Trawford A, Pinchbeck GL | Submitted
  • One Health: Improving animal health to promote poverty reduction, food security and sustainable livelihoodsStringer AP | Veterinary Record (2014). 175:526-529.
  • Infectious Diseases of Working EquidsStringer AP | Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice: New perspectives on equine infectious diseases (2014). 30:3. 695–718.
  • Report on the First Havemeyer Workshop on Infectious Diseases in Working Equids, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaStringer AP, Lunn DP, Reid S | Equine Veterinary Journal (2014). 71:1. 6-9
  • A community-based participatory study investigating the epidemiology and effects of rabies to livestock owners in rural EthiopiaOkell CN, Pinchbeck GP, Stringer AP, Tefera G, Christley RM | Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2013) 108(1): 1-9
  • A cluster-randomized controlled trial to evaluate knowledge-transfer interventions for rural working equid users in EthiopiaStringer AP, Bell CE, Christley RM, Gebreab F, Tefera G, Reed K, Trawford A, Pinchbeck GL | Preventative Veterinary Medicine (2011) 100: 90-99