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Jorge Osorio

Jorge Osorio

Expert on emerging and infectious diseases, global health, One Health, GHI One Health Centers, vaccines and veterinary medicine.

Director, UW–Madison Global Health Institute; professor, pathobiological sciences School of Veterinary Medicine Work: 608-265-9299 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @uwglobalhealth


  • What is "One Health" and why does it matter?
  • Emerging and infectious diseases go well beyond COVID-19. How researchers find and track pathogens and prepare for the next pandemic.
  • Partnering academia with industry, governments, and NGOs to improve global health.


  • Director of the UW–Madison Global Health Institute, which exemplifies the Wisconsin Idea in Global Action through One Health
  • Establishing partnerships with two GHI One Health Centers (Colombia & West Africa) within the Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition
  • Founder of VaxThera, a Colombian-based company producing vaccines and biologicals for Colombia and the region
  • More than 30 years of research and industry experience with more than 130 scientific publications in international journals and 32 patents
  • Has developed vaccines against chikungunya, influenza, rabies, plague, and many other emerging infectious diseases