Bernard Bett is a veterinarian with a postgraduate training on veterinary epidemiology. He leads the Improving Human Health flagship under the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health CGIAR research program. His competencies include infectious disease modeling, participatory epidemiology, design and implementation of analytical studies and disease surveillance. His current research focusses on the impacts of climate, land use and biodiversity changes on the occurrence and transmission of infectious diseases, especially those that are transmissible between animals and people. He works with various actors in public and private sectors in the development of decision support tools for managing disease risks based on information generated from research.