Texas Tech University

School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Appointed to Epidemiology Advisory Board

Weston Brooks

July 19, 2023

Babafela Awosile

Babafela Awosile brings his unique perspective as an epidemiologist to an epidemiology advisory board that enhances public health efforts.

Babafela Awosile, assistant professor of epidemiology at Texas Tech University's  School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo, was appointed to the Epidemiology Partnership Initiative (EPI) Advisory Board at the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) on May 10. His term is expected to last for two years. 

"We believe that Dr. Awosile's unique perspective in veterinary medicine and One Health research adds significant value to our board,” said Dr. Catherine Troisi, head of the EPI Advisory Board. “We are confident that his expertise will enhance our strategic planning and help prioritize efforts in a way that benefits both our community and broader public health efforts."

Dr. Awosile came highly recommended for the role on the EPI Advisory Board by both Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Executive Director Troy Alexander and Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Guy Loneragan because of Dr. Awosile's current service on TVMA's One Health Committee and his contributions to the veterinary sphere, including his unique perspective and expertise in epidemiology, specifically in understanding infectious disease occurrences using a One Health approach.

The EPI Advisory Board was established in 2022 to deliver mission-based leadership and strategic direction for the EPI initiative. The initiative aims to strengthen epidemiology capacity and foster collaborations for advancing public health data modernization efforts, enhancing the readiness of Texas communities for future infectious disease outbreaks.