Dr. Dan Taylor


Dan works with scientists, decision makers, and a multitude of stakeholders on rigorous, objective, and scientifically sound probabilistic assessments. He has used surveys and questionnaires to better understand how medicines are used in animal health. 

He has a PhD in epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health. His dissertation focused on antimicrobial drug prescription practices in veterinary medicine with an emphasis on the potential public health effects. Specifically, in his dissertation, multi-method One Health approaches were applied to better understand how antibiotics are used in companion animal medicine.

Dan’s research interests are veterinary epidemiology, infectious disease, food safety, and antimicrobial resistance. His current work combines his veterinary background with modern risk analysis techniques to help the swine industry strengthen biosecurity and prevent the occurrence of foreign animal diseases, like African Swine Fever, in the United States. Dan has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University and a Master in Public Health from the University of Iowa.