Welcome to the Center for Food Animal Health. Our center focuses on enhancing food safety, protecting the environment, and making animals and people healthier. Our areas of expertise are highlighted below

Animal Disease

CFAH research is helping veterinarians and health officials to get the information they need to protect and improve animal and therefore, human health.

Zoonoses and Food Safety

Pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites are contracted by consuming contaminated food or drinking water. The risks are present from farm to fork and require prevention and control throughout the food chain.

Animal Models

Animal models of human disease have been used to find pathways of normal function, identify abnormalities leading to disease, and develop diagnostics and therapy. Better models of human disease result in more efficient drug discovery.

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

The faculty in CFAH includes coronavirus experts who are working to develop vaccines and diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2.



  1. News stories featuring CFAH's Dr. Linda Saif

    Nov 11, 2021

    New coronavirus, likely from dogs, infects people in Malaysia and Haiti

    How SARS-CoV-2 in American deer could alter the course of the global pandemic

  2. Congratulations to Dr. Linda Saif and Dr. Mo Saif!

    Nov 4, 2021

    Please join CFAH in congratulating Dr. Linda Saif and Dr. Mo Saif for being selected as the Fellows of the Conference of Research Workers in Animals Diseases (CRWAD). 

  3. Congratulations to Kush!

    Nov 4, 2021

    Congratulations! to Kush Kumar Yadav (Scott Kenney Lab) for receiving the OSU Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) award for his proposal on Placental Lactogen in HEV disease.