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Andrew Stringer, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Global Health Education

Contact:

apstringer@ncsu.edu
Office: 919.513.6275
Lab: The Health and Livelihoods Group

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. 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 and Uganda utilizing a One Health approach. The research sub-themes of the HEAL Group are: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Infectious Disease and Implementation Science. 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 a British non-governmental organization as Director of Veterinary Programs, where he was responsible for managing global veterinary programs aimed at improving the health and welfare of working animals.
Global Health, 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 and Uganda utilizing a One Health approach. The research sub-themes of the HEAL Group are: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Infectious Disease and Implementation Science.

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/

  • An epidemiological study on the seroprevalence and risk factors of West Nile Virus infection in JordanObaidat, MM, Stringer AP, Roess A | Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try111
  • Respiratory disease and sero-epidemiology of respiratory pathogens in the working horses of EthiopiaLaing G, Christley RM, Stringer AP, Aklilu N, Ashine T, Newton R, Radford A, Pinchbeck GL | 2018. Equine Veterinary Journal (2018). https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.12834
  • 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 | Equine Veterinary Jou (2017). Jul; 49(4): 501-506
  • 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 | Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2016). Dec; 54(12): 2990-2999
  • 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 EquidsAddis Ababa, Ethiopia. Stringer 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 Ethiopia.Stringer AP, Bell CE, Christley RM, Gebreab F, Tefera G, Reed K, Trawford A, Pinchbeck GL | Preventative Veterinary Medicine (2011) 100: 90-99