Faculty Affiliates


Dr. Alda Pires (DVM, MPVM, PhD) is an Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension (UCCE) for Urban Agriculture and Food Safety; in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction. Her research focuses on quantitative methods to identify strategies that improve animal health and control infectious diseases in livestock on small-scale farms. The goals of her research and extension programs are to identify mitigation strategies to reduce the dissemination of foodborne pathogens during pre-harvest on  small-scale farms. She is interested in developing and applying epidemiological tools, such as temporal-spatial analysis, molecular analysis and risk assessment in order to support risk-based surveillance, infectious diseases control strategies, and the improvement animal health and food safety.