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Christine Kreuder Johnson- BS, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Professor and Researcher
Medicine & Epidemiology

1089 Veterinary Medicine Drive
VM3B, Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1238


Research Focus

Wildlife epidemiology, with special emphasis on wildlife population health and emerging infectious diseases with significance to public health

Specialty Focus

Wildlife Epidemiology


2003 PhD Wildlife Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, California
2000 MPVM Wildlife Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, California
1994 VMD , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1990 BS Zoology and Political Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Honors and Awards

2012-2013 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, PREDICT: Wildlife SMART Surveillance, Mazet (Principal Investigator), USDS Agency for International Development (USAID)

Co-Principal Investigator, Roles of a marine host cycle and particle aggregation in transmission of zoonotic pathogens in coastal ecosystems, Conrad (Principal Investigator), National Science Foundation - Ecology of Infectious Diseases (NSF-EID)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2015 Carlson-Bremer, D, Colegrove, KM, Gulland, FM, Conrad, PA, Mazet, JA, Johnson, CK Epidemiology and pathology of Toxoplasma gondii in free-ranging California sea lions (Zalophus Californianus) Journal of Wildlife Diseases (epub ahead of print),
  • Link Icon 2015 Vilchis, LI, Johnson, CK, Evenson, JR, Pearson, SF, Barry, KL, Davidson, P, Raphael, MG, Gaydos, JK Assessing ecological correlates of marine bird declines to inform marine conservation. Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology,
  • Link Icon 2014 Girard, YA, Rogers, KH, Woods, LW, Chouicha, N, Miller, WA, Johnson, CK Dual-pathogen etiology of avian trichomonosis in a declining band-tailed pigeon population. Infection, Genetics and Evolution: journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases,
  • Link Icon 2014 Kelly, TR, Grantham, J, George, D, Welch, A, Brandt, J, Burnett, LJ, Sorenson, KJ, Johnson, M, Poppenga, R, Moen, D, Rasico, J, Rivers, JW, Battistone, C, Johnson, CK Spatiotemporal patterns and risk factors for lead exposure in endangered California condors during 15 years of reintroduction. Conservation biology,
  • Link Icon 2014 Kelly, TR, RH Poppenga, LA Woods, YZ Hernandez, WM Boyce, FJ Samaniego, SG Torres, CK Johnson Causes of mortality and unintentional poisoning in predatory and scavenging birds in California Veterinary Record Open,
  • Link Icon 2014 Sulzner K, Kelly T, Miller W, Johnson CK Enteric pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) feeding at the wildlife-livestock interface J Zoo Wildl Med,
  • Link Icon 2014 Bunn DA, Moyle PB, Johnson CK Maximizing the ecological contributions of conservation banks Wildl Soc Bull,
  • Link Icon 2013 Girard, YA, Rogers, KH, Gerhold, R, Land, KM, Lenaghan, SC, Woods, LW, Haberkern, N, Hopper, M, Cann, JD, Johnson, CK Trichomonas stableri n. sp., an agent of trichomonosis in Pacific Coast band-tailed pigeons (Patagioenas fasciata monilis). International journal for parasitology. Parasites and wildlife,
  • Link Icon 2013 Levinson, J, Bogich, TL, Olival, KJ, Epstein, JH, Johnson, CK, Karesh, W, Daszak, P Targeting surveillance for zoonotic virus discovery. Emerging infectious diseases,
  • Link Icon 2013 Johnson, CK, Kelly, TR, Rideout, BA Lead in ammunition: a persistent threat to health and conservation. EcoHealth,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2011 Mazet JK, Johnson CK: Approaching health problems at the wildlife-domestic animal interface, Miller RE, Fowler ME, (ed), Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy, St Louis. 153-60.

2002 Orsini JA, Kreuder C: Emergency medical and surgical principles and procedure, Diver TJ, Ornini JA, (ed), Manual of Equine Emergencies: Treatments and Proedures, Second Edition, Philadelphia. 1-128.

1998 Orsini JA, Kreuder C: Emergency medical and surgical principles and procedures, Divers TJ, Orsini JA, (ed), Equine Emergency Manual, Philadelphia. 1-92.