David Hall

Professor (Animal Health Economics)

Ecosystem and Public Health

Full Member

One Health Research Group

Associate Member

Pain and Animal Welfare Research Group


Contact information



Office : TRW2D23

Preferred method of communication

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Faculty/Admin Assistant

Name:Joy Punsalan

Phone:+1 (403) 210-6085


Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Animal Health Policy
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • Public Health


After completing my veterinary degree at the University of Guelph (OVC ‘89) I worked in mixed animal practice in Canada and internationally. Much of my work has been related to animal production, economics, and policy, particularly bovine (dairy and beef) and more recently poultry systems. While working on my PhD in agricultural economics (Texas A&M, 2001) which focused on risk and international trade, I managed a research project in Thailand examining the economic and epidemiologic impact of adopting herd animal health programs on dairy farms. Prior to joining UCVM, I spent a combination of eight years working in various capacities with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations based in Rome and Bangkok, international institutions including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and the International Livestock Research Institute based in Nairobi.

Research Personnel/Trainees

  • Paul Burden - MSc student
  • Phil Rasumssen - PhD Student
  • CiCi Zhaoxue - PhD Student
  • Abraham Munene - PhD Student