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    Patricia Ann Conrad- AS, BS, DVM, PhD
    Associate Dean and Professor
    Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

    5311 Vet Med 3A
    Davis, CA 95616


    paconrad@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    • One Health research approach to global human, animal (wild & domestic) and environmental health problems
    • Antigenic and molecular characterization of protozoal parasites
    • Mechanisms of pathogenesis in hemopprotozoal and coccidial parasites
    • Biology, ecology and epidemiology of Neospora, Toxoplasma, Babesia and Sarcocystis spp.parasites
    • Waterborne zoonotic protozoal and bacterial pathogens in watershed and marine ecosystems
    • Development and evaluation of innovative educational approaches to promote inter-professional learning and engagement, particularly relating to global health

    Specialty Focus

    Protozoology; Global Health

    Geographic/International Focus

    Scotland, England, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Peru, Sri Lanka

    Education

    1975 AS Preveterinary Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, Otero Junior College, La Junta, Colorado
    1977 BS Veterinary Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    1980 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    1984 PhD Protozoology/Tropical Animal Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Honors and Awards

    2012 R G Thomson Lecturer, Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island
    2012 American Society of Microbiology Division Z Lecturer
    2012 Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology
    2011 Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (July 1, 2015 the IOM was renamed the National Academy of Medicine)
    2008-2010 Journal of Parasitology (most cited publication)
    2006 Norman Levine Lecturship, University of Illinois
    2004 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship
    2003 Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship
    2002 Manuscript #99 was selected by American College of Zoological Medicine as Best Manuscipt of 2002
    2001 Graduate Student, Dr. Melissa Miller (Checkowitz) was awarded Graduate Student Research Award for the Wildlife Disease Association
    1999 Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award
    1998 Pfizer Award for Research Excellence
    1994 Presidential Symposium Speaker for American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and American Veterinary Medical Association
    1993 National Institutes of Health FIRST Award
    1992 Charles Davis Foundation Journal Scholarship Award
    1986 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Scholarship
    1980-1983 Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission Scholarship

    Active Research Grants

    Co-Investigator, PREDICT-2 Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats , Mazet PI (Principal Investigator), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Patricia Ann Conrad: Seroprevalences of anti-Sarcocystis neurona and anti-Neospora hughesi antibodies among healthy equids in the United States 2017 James KE, Smith WA, Conrad PA, Packham AE, Guerrero L, Ng M, Pusterla N Seroprevalences of anti-Sarcocystis neurona and anti-Neospora hughesi antibodies among healthy equids in the United States J Am Vet Med Assoc,
    • Patricia Ann Conrad: Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence and association with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: A case-control study of Californian horses 2017 James KE, Smith WA, Packham AE, Conrad PA, Pusterla N Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence and association with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: A case-control study of Californian horses Vet J,
    • Patricia Ann Conrad: A community-based One Health education program for disease risk mitigation at the human-animal interface 2017 Berrian AM, Smith MH, van Rooyen J, Martínez-López B, Plank MN, Smith WA, Conrad PA A community-based One Health education program for disease risk mitigation at the human-animal interface One Health,
    • Patricia Ann Conrad: Isolation and characterization of a novel marine Brucella from a Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), California, USA 2017 Miller MA, Burgess TL, Dodd EM, Rhyan JC, Jang SS, Byrne BA, Gulland FM, Murray MJ, Toy-Choutka S, Conrad PA, Field CL, Sidor IF, Smith WA Isolation and characterization of a novel marine Brucella from a Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), California, USA J Wildl Dis,
    • Patricia Ann Conrad: Concentration and retention of Toxoplasma gondii surrogates from seawater by red abalone (Haliotis rufescens). 2016 Schott KC, Krusor C, Tinker MT, Moore J, Conrad PA, Shapiro K Concentration and retention of Toxoplasma gondii surrogates from seawater by red abalone (Haliotis rufescens). Parasitology,
    • Patricia Ann Conrad: Comparison of human and southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) health risks for infection with protozoa in nearshore waters. 2016 Adell AD, McBride G, Wuertz S, Conrad PA, Smith WA Comparison of human and southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) health risks for infection with protozoa in nearshore waters. Water Res,
    • Patricia Ann Conrad: One Health profile of a community at the wildlife-domestic animal interface, Mpumalanga, South Africa. 2016 Berrian AM, van Rooyen J, Martínez-López B, Knobel D, Simpson GJ, Wilkes MS, Conrad PA One Health profile of a community at the wildlife-domestic animal interface, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Prev Vet Med,
    • Patricia Ann Conrad: Coastal development and precipitation drive pathogen flow from land to sea: evidence from a Toxoplasma gondii and felid host system. 2016 VanWormer E, Carpenter TE, Singh P, Shapiro K, Wallender WW, Conrad PA, Largier JL, Maneta MP, Mazet JA Coastal development and precipitation drive pathogen flow from land to sea: evidence from a Toxoplasma gondii and felid host system. Sci Rep,
    • Patricia Ann Conrad: Dual congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in a late-term aborted pup from a chronically infected southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) 2016 Shapiro K, Miller MA, Packham AE, Aguilar B, Conrad PA, VanWormer E, Murray MJ Dual congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in a late-term aborted pup from a chronically infected southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) Parasitology,
    • Patricia Ann Conrad: Sarcocystis fayeri in skeletal muscle of horses with neuromuscular disease 2016 Aleman M, Shapiro K, Sisó S, Williams DC, Rejmanek D, Aguilar B, Conrad PA Sarcocystis fayeri in skeletal muscle of horses with neuromuscular disease Neuromuscul Disord,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2015 Fritz HM, Conrad PA: Part 5-06. Role of cats in Toxoplasma transmission and disease, Beugnet F, Halos L, (ed), Parasites & Vector Borne Diseases of Cats, Lyon, France. 350-63.

    2008 Brewer CA, Berkowitz AR, Conrad PA, Patz JA, Porter J, Waterman M: Educating about Infectious disease ecology, Ostfeld RS, Keesing F, Eviner VT, (ed), Infectious Disease Ecology: Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems, Princeton, NJ. 448-68.

    2001 Kjemtrup AM, Conrad PA: Emerging perspectives on human babesiosis, Scheld WM, Craig WA, Hughes JM, (ed), Emerging Infections, Washington DC. 175-95.

    1995 Courtney C, Conrad PA, Boyce WB, Barlough J: Internal parasites, Seigal M, Barlough J, (ed), UC Davis Book of Dogs, New York, NY. 387-407.

    1994 Anderson ML, Barr BC, Conrad PA: Protozoal causes of reproductive failure in domestic ruminants, Miller RB, (ed), Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 439-61.

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