Jerome Baron completes his PhD in epidemiology on rabies in Cambodia.

This work focused on analyzing surveillance data with spatio-temporal Bayesian regression models to identify predictors of rabies and high-risk areas to guide the expansion of intervention methods in Cambodia such as the opening of new post-exposure prophylaxis sites. It also focused on modeling rabies transmission and the impact of canine population turnover on vaccination coverage at a small spatial scale with the goal of guiding the necessary frequency and coverage required in vaccination campaigns to provide sustained and effective population level immunity in canine populations.

Kathleen O'Hara completes her epidemiology PhD dissertation on New tools for the risk assessment and modeling of African swine fever in backyard predominant settings.

Her work focused on describing the swine sector in North Macedonia, and used social network analysis and modeling approaches to highlight areas for targeted risk mitigation. These approaches will be valuable in the region's efforts to prevent and control African swine fever, as well as other transboundary animal diseases. New insights into backyard predominant settings will help support ongoing training and preparedness planning for ASF in the Balkans. Kathleen will be staying on with CADMS to continue her work on African swine fever and the impacts of California wildfires on local livestock producers, in addition to her ongoing work with USDA's Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, Surveillance, Design and Analysis unit. 

Jose Pablo Gomez Vazquez presents his exit dissertation seminar

Jose Pablo Gomez Vazquez exit seminar

We congratulate Jose Pablo Gomez Vazquez on successfully presenting his exit seminar on December 7, 2021.  He presented his dissertation work exploring application of agent based models to infectious disease epidemiology. The three chapters modeled different disease and explored the influence of prevention and control strategies. Pablo still is working on the submission of some of his chapters, which hopefully will be available soon to share! Now he will be starting a position as a post doc where he will be applying these methodologies to different research questions in epidemiology.  

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Seminar

Molecular Epidemiology of Viral Diseases, Viral Metagenomics, and its Applications in Animal Health.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020

Location 2020 Valley Hall, UC Davis

Invited Speaker: Barbara Brito, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Innovation, Faculty of Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

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WildEpi-11 Course

Wildlife Epidemiology and Disease ControlThis practical course provides specialized training in epidemiology and wildlife disease control by the SaBio research group at IREC ( and selected invited faculty. Lectures, practical training and field trips are based at the IREC Wildlife Research Institute in Ciudad Real, one of Europe´s hotspots for this extraordinary scientific field. The course is split in two weeks: 21-25 November 2022 and 20-24 March 2023. Information on contents and how to register can be found at Curso Propio de Epidemiología y Control de las Enfermedades Compartidas con Fauna Silvestre / Wildlife Epidemiology and Disease Control - WildEpi ( The fee is 490,20€ and sign-in is open until October 31st. For additional information and help please e-mail

WildEpi-11 Course Description

GeoVet 2019 – Spatial Epidemiology Conference at UC Davis  

CADMS Seminar Series

Title: Livestock vs Wildlife: a study of interactions from an epidemiological and technical point of view

Speaker: Roxana Triguero Ocaña

Date: 12:00 p.m. ­- 1 p.m. Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Location:  1047 Valley Hall, UC Davis

CADMS Seminar Series

Title: The Global Mobility of Veterinary Experts and Expertise to and from the United Kingdom

Speaker: Gareth Enticott

Date: 12:00 p.m. ­- 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019

Location:  1043 Valley Hall, UC Davis

Study on Leptospirosis - Center for Health and the Environment

You can participate if you are:
  • 18 years old or older
  • Farmworker, farmer, or veterinarian
  • Work in agriculture, or in close contact with livestock
  • and you were not sick during last five weeks.

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Dr Martinez Lopez CRWADDr Martinez Lopez Keynote Speaker at CRWAD 2018

Dr Martinez-Lopez attended the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) from December 1-4th as Key note speaker to give the presentation entitled: “Big Data and Smart-Connected Epidemiology in practice”.

She also presented the poster entitled “Unraveling the role of pig trade and socio-economic factors in the spread of African Swine Fever in endemic areas”. She was also participating as a Member of the CRWAD Organization committee and moderator of one epidemiology session. CRWAD speakers.



CADMS is chosen to host GeoVet 2019 Conference

The Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance has been chosen to host the 2019 GeoVet Conference.  The GeoVet conference is the only international conference specialized in spatial epidemiology.  It will be held October 8-10, 2019 at the UC Davis Conference Center.  Both pre- and post-conference workshops will be offered.  Please visit the GeoVet website to learn more. Registration and more information will be available soon.

Student Symposium: Health and Ecological Risk Analysis

11 interesting presentations by graduate students covering practical applications in risk analysis (veterinary science,public health, ecology, wildlife epidemiology, etc.)
Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 12:10 - 3:00 pm
Location: 2020 Valley Hall, UC Davis
All faculty, researchers and students welcome to attend!
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Seminar: Pastured Pig Production & Feral Pig Diseases

An information seminar and chance to meet and greet other producers and animal health professionals.
Date: March 1, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Norton Hall
University of California Cooperative Extension 70 Cottonwood Street,
Woodland, CA 95695
Office phone: 530-666-8143

Register for the event here.
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Spatial Epidemiology Student Symposium

June 8th2:10-5:10 pm 
2020 Valley Hall



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Disease BioPortal Workshop (12/13 - 12/14)

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Dr Martinez Lopez invited speaker at the pre-COSALFA PANAFTOSA-OPS-OMS meeting in Uruguay

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