Population Medicine



Jeffrey Bender

My primary and active research areas involve diseases and injuries that occur at the human-animal interface. These often reflect new and emerging issues (i.e. C. difficile, MRSA) or evolving disciplines such as veterinary infection prevention in the clinic/hospital setting.

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Ricardo Chebel

My laboratory is focused on understanding factors (genetics, metabolic state, nutrition, management, behavior) associated with immune function and health of periparturient dairy cows. Furthermore, in my laboratory we explore reproductive strategies to improve fertility of cows.


James E. Collins

Anatomic pathology as it relates to infectious diseases, agriculture, public health and biomedical research


Meggan Craft

The broad aim of my research program is to understand infectious disease dynamics within wild animal populations, within domestic animal populations, and at the interface between wild and domestic animals.


Gerard Cramer

My research program focuses on providing evidence based therapeutic and preventative solutions for dairy cow lameness.

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Peter Davies

Infectious disease epidemiology in pigs including foodborne and zoonotic pathogens, and occupational health and safety


 John Fetrow

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Connie Gebhart

Main focus is diagnostic bacteriology and development/evaluation of diagnostic tests. Research involves enteric diseases of animals caused by bacteria, especially Lawsonia, Brachyspira, and Campylobacter species.

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 Sagar Goyal

Dr. Goyal's research interests include diagnosis, pathogenesis and control of viral infections in livestock and poultry and the development of methods for the detection and prevention of human and animal viruses in food, water and environment.


 David Halvorson

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Molly McCue

Our research focuses on the genetic basis and functional analysis of naturally occurring neuromuscular and metabolic disease in horses. Our work includes both diseases that are both clinically and economically important in the horse, as well as the use of the horse as a biomedical model.


Katey Pelican

I have been transitioning from a primary focus on reproductive physiology in wildlife to more of a focus on emerging challenges at the intersection of livestock, humans, wildlife and the environment

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Randall Singer 

I seek to identify cost-effective and efficacious interventions for reducing foodborne pathogen contamination of meat and for minimizing the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.


Ulrike 'Rike' Sorge

My research uses quantitative epidemiological tools to study risk factors for disease and health on dairy cattle operations. Specific topic areas include paratuberculosis, stockmanship and organic dairy production.


Srinand Sreevatsan

I am interested in ecology, evolution, and epidemiology of infectious agents. My group uses a combination of epidemiological, evolutionary, and molecular tools to address - pathogen-host interactions, population genetic structure of microbes, and investigations on molecular mechanisms host adaptation, enhanced transmissibility and virulence.


Dominic Travis

I am currently involved with ecosystem health studies, largely infectious diseases, that seek to understand the ecology of infectious diseases and the interconnectedness between animal and human hosts.


Scott Wells

Epidemiologic studies related to the prevention and control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) and to the prevention and eradication of Mycobacterium bovis (bovine tuberculosis) in cattle and other food-producing animals. 2. Use of analytic epidemiologic methods directed towards control of economically important disease conditions in livestock and poultry, including monitoring and surveillance, herd prevalence estimation and testing, risk factor modeling, risk assessment, and use of data from complex surveys.


Jianming Wu

Main research interests are in immunogenetics and inflammation. Current active research projects are as follows: 1) Human IgG Fc receptor function in sarcoidosis; 2) Genetic mechanisms of human nutrophil antigen systems in transfusion medicine; and 3) Genetics of human chronic inflammatory diseases.


Andre F. Ziegler

Current focus is applied research of production poultry diseases.

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