Dr Hung Nguyen sits on the Hub’s Advisory Board.
He is co-leader of the Animal and Human Health Programme and was the regional representative for Southeast Asia of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). He is the lead of the One CGIAR initiative One Health.
His current research focuses on the link between health and agriculture, food safety, and infectious and zoonotic diseases with an emphasis on the use of risk assessment for food safety management.
Prior to joining ILRI, he was a jointly appointed scientist between ILRI and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). He co-founded and led the Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research at Hanoi University of Public Health, Vietnam where he developed a regional research portfolio on agri- and environmental health and coordinated the Ecohealth Field Building Leadership Initiative in Southeast Asia.
He was a WHO expert to study the SARS-CoV-2 origins in Wuhan, China in 2021 and a member of the WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO).