Thumbi Mwangi is a Kenyan Veterinarian with a PhD (2012) in Infectious disease epidemiology from the University of Edinburgh, UK. His PhD work focused on the epidemiology of infections and their co-infections in determining host outcomes such as survival and growth. Since 2013 he has held a faculty position at the Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State - primarily working in Kenya leading linked human and animal health surveillance studies. He investigates the zoonotic, socio-economic and nutritional pathways that link animal health to human health. Through a Wellcome Trust fellowship at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Thumbi is leading the implementation research towards rabies elimination in Kenya.