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Mabel Aworh

Postdoctoral Research Scholar


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Dr. Aworh is currently a postdoctoral research scholar at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, NC. Previously, she was a Deputy Director and Epidemiologist at the Department of Veterinary & Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria with over a decade of experience in field epidemiology, public health, research, and leadership, amongst others in government. Dr. Aworh is a UK-aid Fleming Fund Fellow, and her fellowship was on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Surveillance in Animal Health. She is the immediate past WOAH National Focal Point on Animal Welfare in Nigeria.

She received her DVM from the University of Ibadan, her Master of Public Health, and her Ph.D. in Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. She is also a Fellow, of the College of Veterinary Surgeons, Nigeria – Public Health Specialty. In 2019, Dr. Mabel was a visiting scholar at North Carolina State University. Dr. Aworh is an alumna of the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program modelled after the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service and has conducted research focused on One Health issues. She is a member of the Africa CDC AMR Technical Working Group. She contributed to Nigeria’s AMR situation analysis and National Action Plan for AMR, 2017-2022. Dr Aworh previously led Nigerian delegates to international Codex Committee meetings including the Codex intergovernmental task force on AMR and Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods.

Dr. Aworh is desirous of making a difference through research with the goal of improving global health by enhancing food safety and reducing the burden of AMR.



Area(s) of Expertise

My research investigates the epidemiology and genetic diversity of food borne bacteria at the human-animal-environment interface and their consequence on human health through the application of genomics, bioinformatics, and microbiological methods