The mission of Veterinary Epidemiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is to apply population medicine principles and methods to research, teaching, and service with an emphasis on advanced quantitative methods. 

About Us

We conduct independent and collaborative research, take primary responsibility for epidemiology instruction in the College, and provide support to other College programs.


We conduct cross-disciplinary research to assess the distribution of determinants of health in populations with the aim of establishing effective and sustainable interventions to promote health and prevent and control diseases.  This includes designing unbiased population-based analytical studies and applying, adapting, and developing cutting-edge quantitative methods in diverse areas of One Health.   


We prepare all veterinary students to effectively apply population medicine skills in their careers, for example in their work as clinicians, public and animal health professionals, or researchers.  In addition, we teach in a number of elective courses applying population medicine principles that are often more sub-discipline specific.  We also provide a foundation for students who seek post-graduate specialty training in epidemiology.  We provide interested graduate students and residents with the ability to apply epidemiologic methods to their research.  As faculty mentors and graduate advisors for students working in our own research programs, we also prepare a subset of graduate students for a successful research career in epidemiology by training them in advanced epidemiologic methods. We provide MPH students with the core knowledge of epidemiology through contributions to course work, advising, and mentoring. We also prepare selected MPH students to continue with Ph.D. training and a research career in epidemiology.


We provide consultation on study design, analysis, and application of epidemiologic principles to disease control and prevention for students, faculty, and other professionals both inside and outside the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Several of our faculty have international connections, and all have collaborations that extend beyond the University. Our graduates have taken leading academic, government, and industry positions nationally and abroad.

The epidemiology program in the College of Veterinary Medicine is supported by faculty in the Section of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, as well as epidemiologists with primary appointments in other units in the College.  Epidemiology faculty across the College collaborate in offering veterinary and graduate course work, graduate student training, and research.


Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Epidemiology Section

Casey Cazer, Assistant Professor
Kevin Cummings, Associate Professor
Yrjo Grohn, Professor
Renata Ivanek Miojevic, Associate Professor
Hussni Mohammed, Professor
Lorin Warnick, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine

Animal Health Diagnostic Center

Francois Elvinger, Professor, Executive Director of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Associate Dean for Diagnostic Operations

Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Quality Milk Production Services

Daryl Nydam

Ambulatory and Production Medicine

Sabine Mann, Assistant Professor
Jessica McArt, Assistant Professor
Daryl Nydam, Associate Professor
Lorin Warnick, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine

Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

Kevin Cummings
Karyn Havas

International Programs

Karyn Havas

Department of Clinical Sciences

Patrick Carney
Galina Hayes