Leadership & Staff

Darryn Knobel, BVSc, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVPM (Epi)

Darryn KnobelDr. Darryn Knobel is director of the Research Center for Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Health and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Knobel grew up in South Africa and received his veterinary degree from the University of Pretoria. He has focused his career on enhancing knowledge of the epidemiology of rabies in free-roaming dog populations in resource-poor communities in Africa, and in applying this knowledge to improve the health of dogs and the communities in which they live. He has conducted this work in several different countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Dr. Knobel has published more than 60 papers and book chapters on the topic of rabies and other zoonotic diseases in animals and people. He holds an adjunct appointment with the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria in South Africa, a Senior Research Fellowship with the One Health Research Foundation and a Visiting Research Scholar position at Colorado State University.