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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, Faifax, VA,
1987 MS , George Mason University, Faifax, 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, Captive breeding and habitat restoration 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, Global Threat of Tick-borne Disease, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis International Programs, Office of Research, School of Vet Med

Principal Investigator, Mange in San Joaquin kit foxes, (Principal Investigator), US Fish and Wildlife Service

Principal Investigator, An epidemic of Aleutian disease in skunks, (Principal Investigator), Wildlife Health Center

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

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • 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: 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: 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,
  • Janet Foley: Rapid assessment of population viability using stochastic extinction analysis for the endangered Amargosa vole, Microtus californicus scirpensis 2016 Foley J, Foley P Rapid assessment of population viability using stochastic extinction analysis for the endangered Amargosa vole, Microtus californicus scirpensis Wildlife Biology in Practice,
  • Janet Foley: A synthetic review of Notoedres species mites and mange 2016 Foley J, Serieys LE, Stephenson N, Riley S, Foley C, Jennings M, Wengert G, Vickers W, Boydston E, Lyren L, Moriarty J, Clifford DL A synthetic review of Notoedres species mites and mange Parasitology,
  • Janet Foley: Established Population of Blacklegged Ticks with High Infection Prevalence for the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, on Corkscrew Island, Kenora District, Ontario 2016 Scott JD, Foley JE, Clark KL, Anderson JF, Durden LA, Manord JM, Smith ML Established Population of Blacklegged Ticks with High Infection Prevalence for the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, on Corkscrew Island, Kenora District, Ontario Int J Med Sci,
  • Janet Foley: Host body size and the diversity of tick assemblages on Neotropical vertebrates 2016 Esser HJ, Foley JE, Bongers F, Herre EA, Miller MJ, Prins HH, Jansen PA Host body size and the diversity of tick assemblages on Neotropical vertebrates Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl,
  • Janet Foley: Host, habitat and climate preferences of Ixodes angustus (Acari: Ixodidae) and infection with Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in California, USA 2016 Stephenson N, Wong J, Foley J Host, habitat and climate preferences of Ixodes angustus (Acari: Ixodidae) and infection with Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in California, USA Exp Appl Acarol,
  • Janet Foley: Parallelisms and contrasts in the diverse ecologies of the Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi complexes of bacteria in the far western United States 2016 Stephenson N, Foley J Parallelisms and contrasts in the diverse ecologies of the Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi complexes of bacteria in the far western United States Vet Sci,
  • Janet Foley: Investigation of Anaplasma marginale seroprevalence in a traditionally managed large California beef herd 2016 Tucker TR 3rd, Aly SS, Maas J, Davy JS, Foley JE Investigation of Anaplasma marginale seroprevalence in a traditionally managed large California beef herd Vet Med Int,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

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

2012 Foley P, Foley J: 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