Simon Rüegg

Senior Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland,, Ph.D.

He has worked in field projects in southern Mongolia, and as a veterinary practitioner for exotic pets in Switzerland, before returning to academia as researcher in epidemiology. His research interest is the application of system thinking and the theory of complex adaptive systems to medicine, in particular its impact on the medical decision-making process, the relation between scientific, emotive, financial, ethical, and social aspects, and the sustainability of medical practices. He has contributed to several books and paper series on the implementation and evaluation of One Health as an integrated approach to health.

His contribution to the training school is the presentation of a systems approach to Brucellosis management in Kazakhstan.

This Training School will allow a thorough reflection on the concepts of risk in a future food value web as it brings together a wide range of expertise within a very dense program.

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