GIDIC Annual Membership


Academia, NGOs, Public Health Agencies


Small companies < 500 employees


Large companies > 500 employees


Consulting & Sponsored Research

Please contact John Drake (
if your organization is interested in becoming a member.

GIDIC welcomes the
Swine Health Information Center (SHIC)

We welcome the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) to the Global Infectious Disease Intelligence Consortium. Based in Ames, IA, SHIC works with pork producers, academic institutions, and government agencies to protect and increase the health of the United States swine herd through targeted research investments, an awareness of emerging viral and bacterial spillover disease threats, and an analysis of swine health data.  SHIC was established in 2015 by the National Pork Board, in response to the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak in the United States. SHIC is guided by its director, Dr. Paul Sundberg, and a board of directors that includes swine industry executives and veterinarians, and professionals associated with affiliated industries, trade organizations, and universities.

“We are delighted to have SHIC as a member,” said Dr. John Drake, Director of GIDIC.  “This is an excellent opportunity for us to learn about the industry, and to collaboratively develop strategies to identify future risks of infectious disease spillover in hogs, an important part of our food supply and food security.”

SHIC produces newsletters, podcasts, and special reports about about swine related diseases. To learn more about SHIC’s collaboration with GIDIC, contact Dr. John Drake at