Tenure track Assistant professor
Abbey Olsen is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Assessment group at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She completed her training in quantitative veterinary epidemiology at Wageningen University and Research Center, the Netherlands, in 2014, and earned her PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology in 2021. In her PhD study, she focused on the seroepidemiology of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite in the Danish pig population, evaluating diagnostic tests for detecting T. gondii antibodies in pigs, and quantifying the risk of human toxoplasmosis in Denmark.
Following her PhD, she joined the National Food Institute in 2022, contributing to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Scientific Network on Zoonoses Data Collection, One Health Zoonoses reports, and the Annual Zoonoses Report of Denmark. She then advanced her career as a post-doctoral researcher, working on projects evaluating surveillance systems for Campylobacter and Salmonella in poultry within Denmark.
In mid-2023, Abbey Olsen joined the Danish Veterinary Consortium (DK-VET) as part of her role as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. At DK-VET, she specializes in conducting risk assessments within veterinary contingency, supporting consortium's goal of improving animal health and disease prevention. She also co-supervises PhD and MSc students and conducts research focusing on the risk of bias assessment in studies, biosecurity assessment of farms, systematic reviews, and diagnostic test evaluations.