Folorunso Oludayo Fasina

One Health Senior Scientist

Folorunso Fasina is a veterinarian who has spent a significant part of his working life in parts of Africa. He is well-travelled within and outside Africa. He previously worked at the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as Country Team Leader in Kenya and Tanzania between 2016 and 2023. He serves as an extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and works as the One Health Intelligence and Early Warning Expert with FAO in Rome Italy.

He holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and two PhDs in molecular and classical epidemiology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and the Utrecht University, the Netherlands respectively, focusing on transboundary (ASF) and zoonotic diseases (HPAI H5N1). His areas of interests include Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Health Economics, and Disease Ecology and Modelling using One Health approach. He has worked for over 20 years exploring zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and epidemiologic basis of transboundary animal diseases in Africa and has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in local and international journals and led or contributed to 19 national and international technical reports. His h-index is 35 and the i10-index is 96 (Google Scholar), with over 4,170 citations.

Fasina has supervised over 50 postgraduate students at various levels (internship, undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral) and has served as internal or external examiner on 19 Masters and PhD thesis and dissertation. He was previously an Editor in Chief and remains Editorial Board member of selected journals. He has research networks in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has received various national and international awards.