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Claudia Munoz-Zanzi

Dr. Claudia Munoz


M.V. University of Concepcion, Chile (1995)
M.P.V.M. University of California, Davis (1997)
Ph.D. University of California, Davis (2002)


Research Interests

Analytical methods in infectious disease epidemiology with emphasis on:

  • Pooling methods for the diagnosis of animal diseases.
  • Modeling of transmission within populations.
  • Quantitative methods in animal disease surveillance.
  • Sampling design for disease monitoring and biosecurity.

Clinical Interests

  • Evaluation and application of diagnostic tests

Instructional areas

  • Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology
  • Diagnostic Epidemiology


For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Current Funding

  • Diagnostic and molecular epidemiology of PRRSV in nursery pigs.
    USDA PRRS Integrated Program (sub-contract). 7/01/04 ? 6/30/05, $24,900 (Principal Investigator)
  • Evaluation of sampling and testing strategies for monitoring of PRRS virus infection in boar studs
    National Pork Board 1/1/05 ? 1/1/06 $40,477 (Principal Investigator)
  • Investigation of factors impacting the rate of PRRSV transmission in nursery and finisher pig flows and assessment of transmission rate and timing on economic performance.
    National Pork Board 1/1/05 ? 1/1/06 $176,000 (co-Investigator; PI in sub-contract for $21,800).
  • Field evaluation of an ELISA test to detect turkey flocks infected with avian pneumovirus.
    Midwest Poultry Consortium 3/1/05 ? 3/1/05 $53,000 (Principal Investigator).
  • Development of cost-efficient herd testing protocols based on testing of pooled samples using ELISA
    National Pork Board 10/1/05 ? 9/30/06 $45,424 (Principal Investigator)
  • Evaluation of the diagnostic performance of assays used for the screening of infectious disease agents in swine.
    Rogosin Institute 9/1/05 ? 8/31/06 $75,000 (Principal Investigator

Honors and Awards

  • 1995 Chilean Association of Veterinary Medicine. Best Student of Class 1994 of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Concepcion, Chile.
  • 1995-1998 Presidente de la Republica de Chile scholarship.Government of Chile.
  • 1998-1999 American Association of University Women scholarship.
  • 1999-2001 Eugene Lyons scholarship. School of Graduate Studies, University of California, Davis.
  • 2000 Association of Teachers of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Graduate Student Award, Oral Presentation category. Epidemiology and Health Economics section, 81 st CRWAD meeting.
  • 2003 Foundation's 2002 JVDI Award, Brief Communication category.

Current Students

  • Albert Rovira (PhD student ? June 2007)


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