Get to know Thumbi

Dr. Thumbi Mwangi is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health in Washington State. He is a big proponent of the “One Health” movement, which emphasizes that human population health is inextricably linked to the health of animals and the environment. As a veterinary epidemiologist, he tracks human/animal interactions and can speak with authority on zoonotic diseases (Rabies, Ebola, MERS). He is a visiting scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kenya and a visiting lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s Wangari Maathai Institute for Environmental Studies and Peace, where he teaches and supervises graduate students.