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Janet Foley- BA, DVM, MS, PhD
Professor and Researcher
Medicine & Epidemiology

1320 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 9740
jefoley@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

I study the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases in complex communities. While the majority of systems I study are vector-borne (anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, mange, plague, et al.), I and my collaborators also are involved in applied infectious disease ecology problems in other systems including chytridiomycosis in frogs and salamanders, multiple-host transmission dynamics of reptile diseases, and disease in coral. Overall, we aim to understand how community complexity contributes to disease persistence and emergence, and how driving factors are affected by anthropogenic change. Related to this major goal are a collection of projects that include assessing various species' health in the wild and managing disease and other stressors in endangered and threatened species, such as the American pika, the endangered Amargosa vole, and the endangered San Joaquin kit fox.

Specialty Focus

Epidemiology

Education

1985 BA , George Mason University, Fairfax, VA,
1987 MS , George Mason University, Fairfax, VA,
1993 DVM , University of California, Davis,
1997 PhD , University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

2005 Patent - Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus
1995-1997 Krade and Maddox Feline Medicine Fellowship
1993 UC Davis Feline Medicine Senior Award
1992 Nola Ehrenburg Memorial Feline Medicine Award
1992 California Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary Award
1991 Moss Belknap Scholarship
1991 Contra Costa County Kennel Club Award
1988 Jastro-Shields research grant
1987-1988 NIH Traineeship
1986 Alpha Chi National Honor Society
1985 Sigma Xi grant-in-aid of research
1985 Mountain Lake Biological Station Service Award
2005 Patent - Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus
1995-1997 Krade and Maddox Feline Medicine Fellowship
1993 UC Davis Feline Medicine Senior Award
1992 Nola Ehrenburg Memorial Feline Medicine Award
1992 California Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary Award
1991 Moss Belknap Scholarship
1991 Contra Costa County Kennel Club Award
1988 Jastro-Shields research grant
1987-1988 NIH Traineeship
1986 Alpha Chi National Honor Society
1985 Sigma Xi grant-in-aid of research
1985 Mountain Lake Biological Station Service Award

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Amargosa vole epidemiology study, (Principal Investigator), Bureau of Land Management

Co-Principal Investigator, Recovery and management of the Amargosa Vole, (Principal Investigator), CDFW/USFWS Section 6

Co-Principal Investigator, Genetics of the Amargosa vole, (Principal Investigator), Bureau of Land Management

Principal Investigator, A fatal epidemic of Ricky Mountain spotted fever on the California-Mexico border, (Principal Investigator), Imperial County Health Department

Co-Investigator, Spatial spread and routes of transmission of an emerging epidemic of sarcoptic mange in endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, Cypher, Brian (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation

Co-Investigator, UK/US Partnership Award, Baylis, Matthew (Principal Investigator), BBSRC

Principal Investigator, A binational epidemic of Ricky Mountain Spotted Fever, (Principal Investigator), UC MEXUS

Principal Investigator, Biology of Rhipicephalus sanguineus, (Principal Investigator), UCD VBD Grants Program

Principal Investigator, Endangered species in Tecopa wetlands, (Principal Investigator), BLM

Principal Investigator, Respiratory mites and sea otter welfare, (Principal Investigator), Sea Otter Foundation Trust

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Janet Foley: Diversity of rickettsiae in a rural community in northern California 2017 Stephenson S, Blaney A, Clifford D, Gabriel M, Wengert G, Foley P Brown RN, Higley M, Buckenberger-Mantovani S, Foley J Diversity of rickettsiae in a rural community in northern California Ticks Tick Borne Dis,
  • Janet Foley: Detection of Lyme Disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in blacklegged ticks collected in the Grand River Valley, Ontario, Canada 2017 Scott JD, Foley JE, Anderson J, Clark K, Durden LA Detection of Lyme Disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in blacklegged ticks collected in the Grand River Valley, Ontario, Canada Int J Med Sci,
  • Janet Foley: First report of a blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say (Acari: Ixodidae), parasitizing a raptor in Canada 2017 Scott JD, Foley JE, Young MR, Durden LA First report of a blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say (Acari: Ixodidae), parasitizing a raptor in Canada Systematic and Applied Acarology,
  • Janet Foley: Detection of Borrelia genomospecies 2 in ixodes spinipalpis ticks collected from a rabbit in Canada 2017 Scott JD, Clark KL, Foley JE, Anderson JF, Durden LA, Manord JM, Smith ML Detection of Borrelia genomospecies 2 in ixodes spinipalpis ticks collected from a rabbit in Canada J Parasitol,
  • Janet Foley: A molecular survey for Francisella tularensis and Rickettsia spp. in Haemaphysalis leporispalustris (Acari: Ixodidae) in Northern California 2017 Roth T, Lane RS, Foley JE A molecular survey for Francisella tularensis and Rickettsia spp. in Haemaphysalis leporispalustris (Acari: Ixodidae) in Northern California J Med Entomol,
  • Janet Foley: Prevalence and potential impact of Toxoplasma gondii on the endangered Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) 2017 Poulsen A, Fritz H, Clifford DL, Conrad P, Roy A, Glueckert E, Foley J Prevalence and potential impact of Toxoplasma gondii on the endangered Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) J Wildl Dis,
  • Janet Foley: Greater species richness of bacterial skin symbionts better suppresses the amphibian fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis 2017 Piovia-Scott J, Rejmanek D, Woodhams DC, Worth SJ, Kenny H, McKenzie V, Lawler SP, Foley JE Greater species richness of bacterial skin symbionts better suppresses the amphibian fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Microb Ecol, doi: 10.1007/s00248-016-0916-4,
  • Janet Foley: Trace element contamination in feather and tissue samples from Anna's hummingbirds 2017 Mikoni N, Poppenga R, Ackerman J, Foley JE, Haezlehurts J, Purdin G, Aston L, Hargrave S, Jelks K, Tell L Trace element contamination in feather and tissue samples from Anna's hummingbirds Ecol Indic,
  • Janet Foley: Multiple-host pathogens in domestic hunting dogs in Nicaragua's Bosawás Biosphere Reserve 2017 Fiorello CV, Straub MH, Schwartz LM, Liu J, Campbell A, Kownacki AK, Foley JE Multiple-host pathogens in domestic hunting dogs in Nicaragua's Bosawás Biosphere Reserve Acta Trop,
  • Janet Foley: Sarcoptic mange in endangered kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica): case histories, diagnoses, and implications for conservation 2017 Cypher BL, Rudd JL, Westall TL, Woods LW, Stephenson N, Foley JE, Richardson D, Clifford DL Sarcoptic mange in endangered kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica): case histories, diagnoses, and implications for conservation J Wildl Dis,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Foley JE: Tularemia, , Merck Veterinary Manual. .

2012 Foley P, Foley JE: Modeling population viability and extinction risk in the presence of parasitism, Aguirre AA, Ostfeld R, Daszak P, (ed), New Directions in Conservation Medicine, New York. 590-606.

2009 Foley JE: Vector-borne diseases in shelters, Miller L, Hurley KF, (ed), Shelter Medicine, Ames, Iowa. 331-40.

2006 Foley JE: Calicivirus: spectrum of disease, August, J, (ed), Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, St. Louis, MO. 1-10.

2006 Foley JE: Prevention and management of infectious diseases in multiple-cat environments, CE Greene, (ed), Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, Philadelphia. .

External Links

Foley Laboratory in Infectious Disease Ecology