Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Group picture of participants in a data collection effort at a farm in southern PA in which researchers examined cows while walking and then trimmed the feet of 600 cows, provided by Dr. Charles Guard  

Research


Epidemiology

Dr. Ynte SchukkenEpidemiology is the study of health and disease in a population and the underlying factors that lead to these conditions, with a goal of preventing the spread and/or future incidents of illness.  As such, it is considered the cornerstone of public health, productive medicine and preventive medicine.

 

Faculty Research Area(s) Graduate Field Membership (Biological & Biomedical Sciences Fields in bold).
postpartum uterine diseases of cows, specifically puerperal metritis, clinical and subclinical enometris; bovine metritis as a model to study femail urinary tract infection; epidemiology of lameness in dairy cattle Animal Science;
Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Kathryn Boor
Kathryn Boor
bacterial responses to environmental challenges; food microbiology; food safety; differentiation and characterization of virulence determinants in E. coli 0157: H7 and Listeria monocytogenes Microbiology;
Environmental Toxicology;
Food Science & Technology
Elizabeth Buckles
Elizabeth Buckles
virology; population medicine; infectious diseases; disease diagnosis; wildlife disease; conservation biology; pathology; avian diseases Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Hollis E. Erb
Hollis N.Erb
herd health management; epidemiology--general, veterinary and clinical epidemiology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Animal Science;
Epidemiology
Yrjo T. Grohn
Yrjö T. Gröhn
veterinary epidemiology; production medicine; public health; epidemiological and economic methods; risk analysis, communications, and policy Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Animal Science;
Epidemiology;
Risk Analysis, Communication & Policy
Laura C. Harrington
Laura C. Harrington
mosquito biology and behavior; disease ecology and evolution; epidemiology; medical entomology; mosquito biology; vector-borne disease ecology Ecology & Evolutionary Biology;
Entomology
mehta
Saurabh Mehta
Global Health (active research projects in India, East Africa, and Latin America); Infectious Disease Epidemiology, particularly HIV, Tuberculosis, and Neglected Tropical Diseases; Nutritional Interventions and Nutritional Modulation of the Immune Response 

Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Hussni Mohammed
Hussni Mohammed
epidemiology of infectious diseases; quantitative and analytical epidemiology; epidemiological risk assessment and analysis; veterinary public health and food safety; production medicine Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
;
Epidemiology;
Risk Analysis, Communication & Policy
Daryl V. Nydam
Daryl V. Nydam
population & clinical studies; epidemiology of food security/safety issues related to dairy production medicine; study of economically important infectious diseases, particularly zoonoses, subclinical diseases of perapaturient cattle and reproductive efficacy Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Animal Science;
Epidemiology
Janet Scarlett
Janet Scarlett
population & clinical studies; epidemiology of companion animal diseases; occupation epidemiology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Epidemiology
Ynte Hein Schukken
Ynte Hein Schukken
population & clinical studies; udder health in well-managed dairy herds based on epidemiology and pathobiology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Animal Science;
Epidemiology;
Food Science & Technology
Michael J. Stanhope
Michael J. Stanhope
molecular evolution and comparative genomics of infectious disease organisms Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Genomics
Lorin Dean Warnick
Lorin Dean Warnick
population & clinical studies; dairy cattle epidemiology; preharvest food safety; Salmonellosis in cattle; infectious disease Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Epidemiology;
Food Science & Technology
Martin Wiedmann
Martin Wiedmann
infection/agent; molecular pathogenesis of food-borne and zoonotic bacterial diseases Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology;
Food Science & Technology