One Health education, research and outreach with a focus on neglected zoonotic parasitic and infectious tropical diseases
Forging strategic partnerships with international and regional organizations in
One Health research and training programs
Development of sustainable interventions emphasizing transmission and risk factors
Leading multidisciplinary teams that identify and implement sustainable solutions for prevention and management of diseases in developing communities
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Master's of Business Administration (MBA)
Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa
Management Advancement Program Certificate (MAP)
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Doctor of Philosophy, Zoology (PhD)
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Master's of Science, Zoology (MS)
East Texas State University, Texas, USA
Bachelor's of Science, Animal Science (BS)
University of Florida, Florida, USA
Visiting Professor - University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Fellow - The Royal Society of South Africa (FRSSAF), South Africa
Associate Member - European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), Europe
Honorary Member - South African Veterinary Association (SAVA), South Africa
Adjunct Associate Professor - School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA
In 2005, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (South Africa)-funded grant led to the development of a Taenia solium educational tool, “Let’s Break the Pork Tapeworm Cycle”. The first three translations were in South Africa in the languages of Xhosa, English and Afrikaans. Subsequently, four additional translations have been produced in languages of Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and India.
Dr. Rosina C Krecek FRSSAf, PhD, MBA is an Independent Scholar. She received her PhD in wildlife parasitology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Subsequently, she completed two postdoctoral positions – one with United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, USA, and a second at the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She served on faculty at the Onderstepoort Veterinary school, University of Pretoria over 20 years.
In 2005, she moved to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts, West Indies as Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Parasitology, where she led the development of a college-wide research program applying a One Health approach. She served there for several years, seeing the College through to full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. In 2013, Dr. Krecek joined Texas A&M as Visiting Professor and subsequently as Research Professor of Global One Health. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her areas of expertise are neglected tropical zoonotic parasitic and infectious diseases.
Dr. Krecek has published over 241 scientific papers and book chapters, presented 335 invited seminars in 49 countries, and has taught parasitology to thousands of veterinary and graduate students. Awards include the Smith-Kline Beecham Lecturer of the Year, induction as a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, South African Agricultural Science and Technology Woman of the Year Award, and the Elsdon-Dew Medal for Service to Parasitology in Africa. She served as President of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (1999-2003) becoming the first woman and the first from Africa.