Veterinary Public Health Institute


Dr. John Berezowski

Leiter Forschungsgruppe

Department of Clinical Research and Public Health (DCR-VPH)

031 631 57 38
Gebäude Agroscope U 153
Schwarzenburgstrasse 161
3097 Liebefeld

Research Interests

Animal, food, public, and One Health surveillance

Knowledge creation to support decision making in health

Complex systems approaches to understanding populations, population health and applications to surveillance


Animal welfare

Research projects:

Bayesian approaches for combining and interpreting the results of event detection algorithms from many varied real time data sources

Development and application of text-mining tools for the use of pathology data inepidemiological surveillance of animal diseases

Assessing behavioural patterns and complexity within and across laying hens in an aviary system

Identifying the gaps, drivers and need for One Health Surveillance

COST Action: Network for Evaluation of One Health

Advancing One Health Surveillance Strategies

Professional activities:

Board of Directors of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS)

Leader: One Health Surveillance Working Group of the International Society for Disease Surveillance

Conference organizing committee and/or abstract reviewer: International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance (ICAHS), International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE)

Journal reviewer: Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Transboundary and Emerging diseases, Biomed Central Public Health, Journal of Infection in DevelopingCountries and others




PhD in Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK, CA


DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon SK, CA


2013- present 

Research group leader, Veterinary Public Health Institute, University of Bern


Assistant Professor in veterinary epidemiology, Dept. of Pathobiology, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts


Epidemiologist, Food Safety and Animal Health Division, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Edmonton AB, CA


Mixed (mostly food) animal practice in Western Canada

  • International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS)
  • Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM)
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
  • NCSS short course in statistics
  • ECVPH Residents course on animal health surveillance
  • PhD course Epidemiology and Biostatistics