Welcome to the Animal Population Health Institute
APHI is a group of collaborating faculty & staff from several colleges and departments at Colorado State University.
Institute members have expertise in veterinary epidemiology, internal medicine, bacteriology, food animal and equine infectious disease, biosafety/biosecurity, pre-harvest food safety, foreign animal and zoonotic diseases, clinical testing, and biostatistics.
While the clear focus of all APHI activities is the promotion of health of animal populations for the benefit of society, specific activities conducted by Institute scientists, students, and collaborators involve an extremely diverse range of expertise and talents. APHI collaborative activities combine expertise from disciplines focused on the macro perspective involving populations of animals to those focused on basic sciences related to molecular, genetic, and immunological characteristics of disease agents.
Outside of the university, APHI personnel continue to have extraordinarily strong collaborative relationships with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). APHI investigators collaborate with the USDA’s Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, the USDA’s APHIS Western Region headquarters, the USDA’s Agriculture Research Services, and the USDA’s National Wildlife Research Center, and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. In addition, APHI faculty members collaborate with the University of California – Davis, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Commission – Animal Health Program and other international agencies.