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In addition to his Adjunct appointment at Massey University, Dr Neumann is the owner of Epi-Insight Limited, an epidemiology consulting business with offices in New Zealand and the United States. Dr Neumann is also appointed as an Affiliate Associate Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at Iowa State University.
Projects are undertaken on behalf of international clients in the areas of biosecurity, animal health, livestock production, public policy aspects of animal disease management, and risk assessment related to trade in animals and animal products. He has over 25 years of experience helping clients manage complex problems that require an evidence-based approach to problem-solving based on structured collection of data, systematic analysis, and easy-to-understand reporting that can assist clients make business decisions, or support development of public policy.
Dr Neumann has been involved in livestock production, aid and development projects, infectious disease management and research, controlled experimental trials, international project management and collaboration, government-sector biosecurity policy development, and one-health training in locations around the world and is currently working on projects in South Asia, West Africa, United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji.
Prior to his current position, he worked in various roles in the United States livestock industry including the Manager of Veterinary Services for Heartland Pork Enterprises (65,000 sows) and as the Director of Swine Health and Research at the National Pork Board in Des Moines, Iowa. He has an undergraduate degree, Masters, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois and completed a PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology at Massey University in New Zealand.
Aid and development
Dr Eric Neumann has been on the faculty of the veterinary school at Massey University in New Zealand since 2005 and currently holds the title of Adjunct Associate Professor of Swine Medicine and Veterinary Epidemiology at Massey. While at Massey, Dr Neumann has provided technical support to the New Zealand pig industry, led projects within the International Development Group related to delivery of One Health training and capacity-building in south and east Asia, conducted research on animal diseases, and trained undergraduate and post-graduate students in pig medicine, production, and veterinary epidemiology.
Dr. Neumann is currently involved in projects describing the frequency and distance of movements of potential disease transmission vectors within the NZ pig industry, diagnostic test evaluation, vaccine safety, non-commercial pig ownership, monoclonal antibody production, import risk assessment, and NZ pig welfare as it pertains to pig transportation, fitness for consumption, and development of new standards for animal-based measures for welfare assessment.
Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Production (070200):
Epidemiology (111706): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Preventive Medicine (111716): Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics (070703): Veterinary Epidemiology (070704): Veterinary Medicine (070706): Veterinary Sciences (070700)
One health; epidemiology; public health; pig disease and production; clinical trials, risk assessment; public policy