University of Florida

Dr. Arie Hendrik Havelaar

Professor; Microbial Risk Assessment and Epidemiology of Foodborne Diseases

Research Summary

Research Summary: Dr. Havelaar conducts research on global food systems and foodborne illnesses. He is affiliated with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (http://isfs.institute.ifas.ufl.edu/) and the Emerging Pathogens Institute (http://epi.ufl.edu).

Education:

1986; Ph.D. (Mathematics and Biology), Utrecht State University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

1996-1998; M.Sc. (Epidemiology and biostatistics), Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Rotterdam:, the Netherlands

1967-1973; M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering, with honors, majoring in technical microbiology), Delft University of Technology, Delft,  the Netherlands

Academic Positions Since Final Degree:

2014-current; Professor,Professor, Animal Sciences Department, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville.

2007-current; Professor, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

1978-2014; Principal scientist, Centre for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, National Institute for Public  Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands

1974-1978; Head, Biology Section, Chemical and Bacteriological Service, Rotterdam Waterworks, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

International Activities

Member Scientific Panel on Biological Hazards, European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy (2006-current; vice-chair since 2012)
Chair, Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (2007-current)

Professional Memberships

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Microbiologie
American Society for Microbiology
Society for Risk Analysis
International Association for Food Protection

Honors and Awards

1995; Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (USA)
2001; Rudolf Schülke Hygiene Award (Germany)
2014; Jenner Medal (RIVM, Bilthoven, the Netherlands)
2014; Risk Analysis Best Paper Award (USA)

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Arie Hendrik Havelaar, Ph.D.

Emerging Pathogens Institute
University of Florida
2055 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611

PO Box 100009
Gainesville, FL 32610, USA

Department of Animal Sciences
2250 Shealy Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611

PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611

352-273-5921