Hellen Amuguni, DVM, MA, PhD
Dr. Amuguni is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University. She is an infectious disease specialist with a degree in veterinary medicine, a master’s degree in international development, and a PhD in infectious diseases, she and offers a unique combination of qualifications as a One Health specialist. She is the Tufts Senior Technical Lead for the USAID Emerging Pandemics Threat – One Health Workforce project where she coordinates projects across six African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Democratic Republic of Congo through the OHCEA network, building the capacity of partner African countries using a One Health approach to investigate, respond to, and counter existing and future emerging infectious disease outbreaks.
Dr. Amuguni teaches as faculty in the department, supervises graduate students, facilitates in International Veterinary Medicine forums, and Problem-Based Learning courses and is Co-Director of the Human Dimensions of Conservation Medicine course for graduate students in the Masters in Conservation Medicine program. She has technical expertise in One Health, gender-mainstreaming, and curriculum development, and she has also trained faculty in the use of innovative teaching methodologies such as Problem-Based learning, One Health module development, field-based experiential learning for both in-service and pre-service personnel in Africa and South East Asia.