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Sid Thakur

Department of Population Health and Pathobiology

Executive Director, Global One Health Academy


College of Veterinary Medicine

CVM Research Building 490


Dr. Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur is the Executive Director of Global One Health Academy and Professor of Molecular Epidemiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State. He is responsible for expanding NC State’s One Health research, education and engagement efforts and developing evidence-based recommendations for tackling current and future global threats. He is an NC State Chancellor faculty scholar. He received his Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Master of Veterinary Public Health from India and his Ph.D. from NC State.

His research focus is to fill critical knowledge gaps in the complex chain of events leading to the development, dissemination, and persistence of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacterial foodborne pathogens at the interface of humans, animals, plants, and the environment. He has won numerous awards, including the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by the International Association for Food Protection and the Outstanding Global Engagement award by NC State. Dr. Thakur has authored or co-authored 80 peer-reviewed publications and edited two books on Food Safety.


Ph.D. Population Medicine North Carolina State University 2005

M.V.S. Veterinary Public Health Indian Veterinary Research Institute 2000

B.S. Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Gobind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India 1998