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Syed Shahid Abbas

PhD student

Syed is currently working for his PhD studying public policy responses to zoonotic diseases in India. His previous training includes a medical qualification from Aligarh Muslim University and a post graduate degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.

He joined IDS after working for six years in Public Health Foundation of India on a range of research, policy advocacy and teaching activities related to infectious diseases and zoonoses. Syed is interested in studying the decision making processes employed by middle-level bureaucrats in using scientific expertise in dynamic social and political environments. Specifically, he is interested in the development and performance of partnerships among bureaucratic organizations across multiple sectors in response to shared problems such as zoonoses and food safety.

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An SDG focus and implications for One Health research

Zoonotic diseases, those passed from animals to people, are distinguished from many others not only by their transmission route but also by virtue of the multi-faceted policy challenges they represent.   Diseases might originate from one species (and sector) and affect another, and they...

5 November 2018


Rethinking One Health

Ahead of World Zoonoses Day, Syed Abas reflects on the limited uptake of One Health where it matters most, and what we can do to make the term relevant.

4 July 2018

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