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Jonna Mazet- BS, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

+1 530 752 7526
jkmazet@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

The development and application of One Health methods for the advancement of global health problem solving, especially the understanding of emerging infectious diseases and the conservation of threatened species and ecosysytems. Research has focused on the emergences and impacts of zoonotic diseases and toxins at the animal-human-environment interface. Three major areas of emphasis: One Health risk assessments, emerging pathogen surveillance and diagnostics, and ecology of zoonotic diseases and their impact on wildlife conservation and public health.

Specialty Focus

Epidemiology, One Health, Pathogen Pollution, Marine and Coastal Conservation, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Land Use Change, Climate Variability, Wildlife Health

Education

1990 BS Veterinary Science, University of California, Davis,
1992 DVM , University of California, Davis,
1992 MPVM , University of California, Davis,
1996 PhD Wildlife Epidemiology, University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

2014 R.G. Thomson Lecturer, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (Canada)
2013 Elected to the Institute of Medicine - One of the nation's highest honors in health and medicine
2012 Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship, University of California, Davis - Recognition of outstanding contributions in wildlife disease and One Health
2012 Outstanding Alumna Award, University of California, Davis
2011 International Wildlife Disease Association and American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Joint Tom Thorne and Beth Williams Memorial Award - Most significant contribution to the field of wildlife health
2009 Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
2004 Resolution from the State of California in honor of making California the internationally recognized world leader in oiled wildlife response
2001 2000 Legacy Award States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force
2001 Appointed to the Governor of California's Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee
1999 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award, California Dept of Fish and Game
1998 Outstanding Team Award for the development and implementation of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Improving Wildlife Health in Nepal, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis University Outreach & International Programs/School of Veterinary Medicine

Principal Investigator, Evaluating Zoonotic Viral Sharing In South Tanzania, (Principal Investigator), Department of Defense

Co-Principal Investigator, One Health Approach To Rift Valley Fever/Brucella In Tanzania, Woutrina Smith (Principal Investigator), Department of Defense

Co-Principal Investigator, Biosurveillance Ecosystem Project, Christine Kreuder Johnson (Principal Investigator), Department of Defense

Principal Investigator, Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT-2) Program PREDICT-2, (Principal Investigator), USAID

Principal Investigator, Large Carnivore Health in India, (Principal Investigator), Wildlife Conservation Society

Co-Principal Investigator, Academic Engagement Program, Woutrina Miller (Principal Investigator), Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Jonna Mazet: Detection of viruses using discarded plants from wild mountain gorillas and golden monkeys 2016 Smiley Evans T, Gilardi K, Barry P, Ssebide B, Kinani J, Nizeyimana F, Noheri J, Byarugaba D, Mudakikwa A, Cranfield M, Mazet J, Johnson C Detection of viruses using discarded plants from wild mountain gorillas and golden monkeys Am J Primatol,
  • Jonna Mazet: Habitat management to reduce human exposure to Trypanosoma cruzi and Western Conenose Bugs (Triatoma protracta) 2016 Shender L, Niemela M, Conrad P, Goldstein T, Mazet J Habitat management to reduce human exposure to Trypanosoma cruzi and Western Conenose Bugs (Triatoma protracta) EcoHealth,
  • Jonna Mazet: Coastal development and precipitation drive pathogen flow from land to sea: evidence from a Toxoplasma gondii and felid host system 2016 VanWormer E, Carpenter T, Singh P, Shapiro K, Wallender W, Conrad P, Largier J, Maneta M, Mazet J Coastal development and precipitation drive pathogen flow from land to sea: evidence from a Toxoplasma gondii and felid host system Sci Rep,
  • Jonna Mazet: Boma to banda -- A disease sentinel concept for reduction of diarrhoea 2016 Wolking D, Clifford D, Kelly T, Kamani E, Smith W, Kazwala R, Mazet J Boma to banda -- A disease sentinel concept for reduction of diarrhoea Pastoralism,
  • Jonna Mazet: Demographics and parasites of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer Sparrman, 1779) in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania 2016 Roug A, Muse E, Smith W, Mazet J, Kazwala K, Harvey D, Paul G, Meing’ataki G, Banga P, Clifford D Demographics and parasites of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer Sparrman, 1779) in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania African J Ecol,
  • Jonna Mazet: Correction: A novel Rhabdovirus associated with acute Hemorrhagic fever in Central Africa 2016 Grard G, Fair JN, Lee D, Slikas E, Steffen I, Muyembe JJ, Sittler T, Veeraraghavan N, Ruby JG, Wang C, Makuwa M, Mulembakani P, Tesh RB, Mazet J, Rimoin AW, Taylor T, Schneider BS, Simmons G, Delwart E, Wolfe ND, Chiu CY, Leroy EM Correction: A novel Rhabdovirus associated with acute Hemorrhagic fever in Central Africa PLoS Pathog,
  • Jonna Mazet: Wildlife trade and human health in lao PDR: An assessment of the zoonotic disease risk in markets 2016 Greatorex Z, Olson S, Singhalath S, Silithammavong S, Khammavong K, Fine A, Weisman W, Douangngeun B, Theppangna W, Keatts L, Gilbert M, Karesh W, Hansel T, Zimicki S, O’Rourke K, Joly D, Mazet J Wildlife trade and human health in lao PDR: An assessment of the zoonotic disease risk in markets PLoS One,
  • Jonna Mazet: Reply to 2016 Rejmanek D, Hosseini P, Mazet J, Daszak P, Goldstein T Reply to "Complexities of Estimating Evolutionary Rates in Viruses" J Virol,
  • Jonna Mazet: Molecular diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi detected in the vector Triatoma protracta from California, USA 2016 Shender LA, Lewis MD, Rejmanek D, Mazet J Molecular diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi detected in the vector Triatoma protracta from California, USA PLoS Negl Trop Dis,
  • Jonna Mazet: Educating pastoralists and extension officers on diverse livestock diseases in a changing environment in Tanzania 2015 Gustafson C, VanWormer E, Kazwala R, Makweta A, Paul G, Smith W, Mazet J Educating pastoralists and extension officers on diverse livestock diseases in a changing environment in Tanzania Pastoralism,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2016 Mazet J, McDermott H, Goldstein T: Chapter 14: One Health in the Twenty-first Century, McNabb S, Conde J, Ferland L, Macwright W Okutani S, Park M, Ryland P, Shaikh A, Singh V, Conde M, (ed), Transforming Public Health Surveillance: Proactive Measures for Prevention, Detection, and Response, 1st Edition. .

2012 Bogich TL, Olival KJ, Hosseini PR, Zambrana-Torrelio C, Loh E, Funk S, Brito IL, Epstein JH, JS, Joly DO, Levy MA, Jones KE, Morse SS, Aguirre AA, Karesh WB, Mazet JAK, Daszak P: Using mathematical models in a unified approach to predicting the next emerging infectious disease, Aguirre AA, Ostfeld R, Daszak P, (ed), New Directions in Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health, New York, NY. .

2010 Mazet JAK, Johnson CK: Approaching health problems at the wildlife-domestic animal interface, Miller RE, Fowler ME, (ed), Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy, 7th ed., St. Louis, MI. 153-60.

2002 Mazet J: Overview: Managing for biodiversity, Rappaport D, Qualset C, Lasley W, Damania A, (ed), Managing for Healthy Ecosystems, Boca Raton, FL. 353.