He received his DVM and MPVM from UC Davis in 1995 and his PhD in Epidemiology from UC Davis in 1999.Dr. Singer has developed an internationally-recognized research and educational program focused on predicting the emergence, spread and persistence of infectious diseases. In 2000 he was awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Clinton. Since that time, he has devoted most of his research program to understand the emergence, spread and persistence of antimicrobial resistance.
He served on the U.S. Delegation to the Codex Alimentarius Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance and has spoken twice to the U.S. House of Representatives on this topic.