Prof. H. Morgan Scott
Professor of Epidemiology at Kansas State University
Dr H. Morgan Scott is a veterinarian with a PhD in epidemiology and post-doctoral training in public health. In addition to private practice, he has worked in both government (food safety surveillance) and academic settings. He is a professor of epidemiology at Kansas State University, holding the E.J. Frick Professorship in Veterinary Medicine. Much of his research emphasis has been on studying factors impacting antimicrobial resistance among commensal and pathogenic enteric bacteria in food animal production systems, with a programme spanning the realm from the molecular to the sociological. In particular, he is interested in applying both epidemiological and ecological approaches to quantify the emergence, propagation, dissemination and persistence of resistant enteric bacterial strains in integrated populations of animals and humans. Using this knowledge, he hopes to identify opportunities to prevent and intervene against resistance among enteric pathogens in animal agriculture; preferably, by developing readily adoptable and cost-effective management practices suited to modern production systems.