Casey Cazer, DVM, PhD

Casey Cazer

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Assistant Professor


Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607.253.4086
Office Location: S1-028 Schurman Hall
Email: clc248@cornell.edu

Research Interest

My research interests are broadly in the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, evidence-based medicine, and One-Health. Recently, I have been developing methods to improve antimicrobial resistance surveillance and track multidrug resistance. I use classical statistical methods, mathematical modeling, and machine learning to answer research questions. 

Education

  • Ph.D. - 2020 Population Medicine & Epidemiology Cornell University
  • D.V.M. - 2016 Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • A.B. - 2012 Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Biography/Professional Experience

  • 2020-present - Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • 2020 – present - Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Small Animal Community Practice, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

  • 2018 – 2020 - Visiting Veterinarian at Small Animal Community Practice, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

  • 2016-2019 - Locum Veterinarian, NY
  • 2016 - In-vivo Pharmacology Intern, Sanofi Deutschland GmbH, Chronic Inflammatory Diseases, Frankfurt, Germany

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Stapleton GS, Cazer CL, & Gröhn YT. 2020. Modeling the effect of tylosin on macrolide-resistant enterococci in feedlots and reducing resistance transmission. Foodborne Pathog Dis Accepted.
  2. Cazer CL, Eldermire E, Lhermie G, Murray SA, Scott HM, & Gröhn YT. 2020. The effect of tylosin on antimicrobial resistance in beef cattle enteric bacteria: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Prev Vet Med 176: doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2020.104934
  3. Cazer CL, Al-Mamun MA, Kaniyamattam K, Love WJ, Booth JG, Lanzas C, & Gröhn YT. 2019. Shared multidrug resistance patterns in chicken-associated Escherichia coli identified by association rule mining. Front Microbiol: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00687.
  4. Cazer CL, Volkova VV, & Gröhn YT. 2018. Expanding behavior pattern sensitivity analysis with model selection and survival analysis. BMC Veterinary Research 14 (1): 355.Nov 20. doi: 10.1186/s12917-018-1674-y.
  5. Cazer CL, Ducrot L, Volkova VV, & Gröhn YT. 2017. Monte carlo simulations suggest current chlortetracycline drug-residue based withdrawal periods would not control antimicrobial resistance dissemination from feedlot to slaughterhouse. Front Microbiol 8: 1753. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01753.
  6. Volkova VV, Cazer CL, & Gröhn YT. 2017. Models of antimicrobial pressure on intestinal bacteria of the treated host populations. Epidemiol Infect 05/02 ed., 145 (10): 2081-2094. Jul Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/S095026881700084X.
  7. Beaver A, Cazer C, Ruegg P, Gröhn Y, & Schukken Y. 2016. Implications of PCR and ELISA results on the routes of bulk-tank contamination with Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis. Journal of Dairy Science 99 (2): 1391-1405. doi: 10.3168/jds.2015-9855.
  8. Cazer CL, Volkova VV, & Gröhn YT. 2014. Use of pharmacokinetic modeling to assess antimicrobial pressure on enteric bacteria of beef cattle fed chlortetracycline for growth promotion, disease control, or treatment. Foodborne Pathog Dis 11 (5): 403-411.May. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2013.1677.
  9. Cazer CL, Mitchell RM, Cicconi-Hogan KM, Gamroth M, Richert RM, Ruegg PL, & Schukken YH. 2013. Associations between Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis antibodies in bulk tank milk, season of sampling and protocols for managing infected cows. BMC Veterinary Research: 9 (1): 234. doi: 10.1186/1746-6148-9-234.

Awards and Honors

  • 2019, Student Research Award from AVEPM for presentation of: Cazer CL & Gröhn YT. Characterization of multidrug resistance patterns in canine Staphylococcus pseudintermedius with machine learning. Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. Chicago, IL, November 2019.
  • 2018, Student Research Award from AVEPM for presentation of: Cazer CL, Al-Mamun MA, Kaniyamattam K, Love WJ, Booth JG, Lanzas C, & Gröhn YT. Network analysis applied to association rules identifies resistance patterns in chicken-associated Escherichia coli. Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. Chicago, IL, December 2018.
  • 2018, Cornell Phi Zeta Manuscript Competition, Basic Science Winner for Cazer et al. (2017)
  • 2016, State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
  • 2016, Dorothy Sullivan Prize for "exemplary efforts as ambassador…of the College," Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2015, Leadership Recognition Award, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2015, Distinguished Member, Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2015, Delegate to Veterinary Leadership Experience, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, Alpha Chapter