The Animal Population Health Institute at Colorado State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Simone Titus to a new animal health position; the risk analysis and epidemiology veterinarian of animal health for the Caribbean region.
Dr. Titus, CSU, and the University of the West Indies will work with animal health experts in the Caribbean region to strengthen regional animal health organizations’ technical capacity and improve domestic, imported, and exported food supply safety.
Dr. Titus most recently was the chief veterinary officer of Trinidad and Tobago veterinary services. She completed her doctorate at Massy University in New Zealand and her veterinary degree from the University of the West Indies.
Dr. Titus will provide technical expertise and facilitate compiling animal health data and information by working with private and public partners. Dr. Titus also will lead institutional procedures and training programs for animals and animal product trade.
She will work closely with APHI, USDA – Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service, the Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health in Fort Collins, and the University of the West Indies on research, and scientist and student exchanges.
The U. S. Department of State is helping to fund Dr. Titus’ position.