Guillaume Lhermie is Maître de Conferences in Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health Economics at the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, and Researcher at CIRAD, currently on administrative leave.
Guillaume Lhermie is the currently Director of the Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education, located at the University of Calgary (Ca), School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he held an Adjunct Assistant Professor position at Cornell University for the last two years.
Prior to working in the academic field in the USA, Dr Lhermie was associate director of the Business Unit - Food producing animals and Equine-, for the French affiliate of Vetoquinol, a pharmaceutical company ranked 8th player globally in animal health, for livestock and pets. He also represented the company in several working groups, via the European (IFAH) and French pharmaceutical industry syndicates (SIMV), or at a private level.
Dr. Lhermie currently serves as expert in animal health economics for international organizations (WHO, FAO, EFSA, OIE), national agencies and NGOs.
In his early career, Dr. Lhermie worked as a rural practitioner in France, and participated actively in National Veterinary Association for food producing animals.
Dr. Lhermie’ s research interests are in Planetary Health and Infectious Diseases challenges, specifically the interface between animal agriculture and human health.
His research focuses on the economics of antimicrobial use and resistance at the farm, supply chains, and global levels.
Most recently, his research has been concentrating on sustainability challenges, developing qualitative and quantitative models aiming to analyze the impact of antimicrobial use on social-ecological systems, and evaluating the impact of policies.
2021- 2023 French Ministry of Agriculture: Economic evaluation of strategies of bovine tuberculosis control. Co-PI: Lhermie (PI: Raboisson)
2020 - 2022 French Ministry of Agriculture: Evaluating veterinary shortage in France: a spatial econometric approach. Principal investigator: Lhermie
2020 - 2022 French Ministry of Agriculture: Economic evaluation of policies targeting antimicrobial use reduction in the pig sector. Principal investigator: Lhermie
2020 - 2021 French Ministry of Agriculture: Economic approaches of vaccination for preventing bovine respiratory disease. Co-PI: Lhermie (PI: Raboisson)
2021- 2023 Government of Alberta: Carbon Program. Principal investigator: Lhermie
2021 - 2022 University of Calgary: Canadian Burden of Animal Disease. Principal investigator: Lhermie
2021 - 2022 Private partneship: Citizens’ assembly for agriculture. Principal investigator: Lhermie
Dr. Lhermie’ coordinate a course and teaches animal health economics and animal health policy and governance to veterinary students, graduate students, as well as official veterinarians.
He also participates in the teaching of veterinary students in population medicine, emphasising the link between epidemiology and economics.
Créée en 1825, l’ENVT est la plus ancienne des grandes écoles Toulousaines. Sans discontinuer, elle a servi la société en formant le tiers, puis le quart des vétérinaires français et s’honore d’avoir hébergé de grands noms de la profession, cliniciens, chercheurs, enseignants, industriels et décideurs.