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

1089 Veterinary Medicine Drive
VM3B, Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1238
ckjohnson@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

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

Specialty Focus

Epidemiology, Disease Dynamics, Wildlife Health, Ecosystem Health, One Health

Education

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

2016-2018 Advisory Board: Mapping the Risk of International Infectious Disease Spread
2016-2017 Chair of the Faculty, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2014-2018 Global Biological and Ecological Surveillance Coordinator, Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT Program
2012-2013 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
2008-2011 Appointed to Council of the Wildlife Disease Association

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Data-Driven Framework for Zoonotic Disease Prediction, (Principal Investigator), Department of Defense - Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Principal Investigator, Modeling Health Capacity & Governance for Zoonotic Disease Outbreak Prediction , (Principal Investigator), Department of Defense - Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Co-Principal Investigator, PREDICT 2 Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats, Mazet J (Principal Investigator), USAID

Co-Principal Investigator, Enhanced Passive Surveillance for Wildlife Diseases in California, T Kelly (Principal Investigator), State Wildlife Grant - California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Co-Principal Investigator, EcoHealth Net 2.0: A One Health approach to disease ecology research & education, (J Epstein) (Principal Investigator), National Science Foundation

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: Brucella infection in Asian sea otters (Enhydra lutris lutris) on Bering Island, Russia 2017 Tristan Burgess, Christine Kreuder Johnson, Alexander Burdin, Verena Gill, Angela Doroff, Pamela Tuomi, Woutrina Smith, and Tracey Goldstein Brucella infection in Asian sea otters (Enhydra lutris lutris) on Bering Island, Russia Journal of Wildlife Diseases,
  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: Mountain gorilla lymphocryptovirus has Epstein-Barr virus-like epidemiology and pathology in infants 2017 Tierra Smiley Evans, Linda Lowenstine, Kristen Gilardi, Peter Barry, Benard Ssebide, Jean-Felix Kinani, Fred Nizeyimana, Jean Bosco Noheri, Michael Cranfield, Antoine Mudikikwa, Tracey Goldstein, Jonna Mazet, and Christine Johnson Mountain gorilla lymphocryptovirus has Epstein-Barr virus-like epidemiology and pathology in infants Scientific Reports,
  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: Epidemiology of a Phocine Distemper Virus Outbreak Along the North Atlantic Coast of the United States 2017 Siembieda,J.L., A.J. Hall, F.M.D. Gulland, T. Rowles, M. Garron, K. Matassa, D.S. Rotstein, S. Gonzalez, Northeast Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network and C.K. Johnson Epidemiology of a Phocine Distemper Virus Outbreak Along the North Atlantic Coast of the United States Aquatic Mammals,
  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: Further Evidence for Bats as the Evolutionary Source of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2017 S. J. Anthony, K. Gilardi, V. D. Menachery, T. Goldstein, B. Ssebide, R. Mbabazi, I. Navarrete-Macias, E. Liang, H. Wells, A. Hicks, A. Petrosov, D. K. Byarugaba, K. Debbink, K. H. Dinnon, T. Scobey, S. H. Randell, B. L. Yount, M. Cranfield, C. K. Johnson, R. S. Baric, W. I. Lipkin, and J. A. K. Mazet Further Evidence for Bats as the Evolutionary Source of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus mBio,
  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: One Health proof of concept: Bringing a transdisciplinary approach to surveillance for zoonotic viruses at the human-wild animal interface 2017 Kelly TK, Karesh WB, Johnson K, Gilardi KV, Anthony S, Goldstein T, Olson S, Machalaba C, Mazet JK One Health proof of concept: Bringing a transdisciplinary approach to surveillance for zoonotic viruses at the human-wild animal interface Prev Vet Med,
  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: Detection of viruses using discarded plants from wild mountain gorillas and golden monkeys 2016 Smiley Evans T, Gilardi KV, Barry PA, Ssebide BJ, Kinani JF, Nizeyimana F, Noheri JB, Byarugaba DK, Mudakikwa A, Cranfield MR, Mazet JA, Johnson CK Detection of viruses using discarded plants from wild mountain gorillas and golden monkeys Am J Primatol,
  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: Avian trichomonosis in spotted owls (Strix occidentalis): Indication of opportunistic spillover from prey 2016 Rogers KH, Girard YA, Woods L, Johnson CK Avian trichomonosis in spotted owls (Strix occidentalis): Indication of opportunistic spillover from prey Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl,
  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: Exotic pediculosis and hair-loss syndrome in deer (Odocoileus hemionus) populations of California, USA 2016 Roug A, Swift P, Puschner B, Gerstenberg G, Mertins JW, Johnson CK, Torres S, Mortensen J, Woods L Exotic pediculosis and hair-loss syndrome in deer (Odocoileus hemionus) populations of California, USA J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: Ecological drivers and population impacts of avian trichomonosis mortality events in band-tailed pigeons (Patagioenas fasciata), California, USA 2016 Rogers KH, Girard YA, Koening WD, Johnson CK Ecological drivers and population impacts of avian trichomonosis mortality events in band-tailed pigeons (Patagioenas fasciata), California, USA J Wildl Dis,
  • Christine Kreuder Johnson: Seroepidemiologic survey of potential pathogens in obligate and facultative scavenging avian species in California 2015 Straub M, Kelly T, Rideout B, Eng C, Wynne J, Braun J, Johnson CK Seroepidemiologic survey of potential pathogens in obligate and facultative scavenging avian species in California PLoS One,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2016 Quinn JH, Gabriel MW, Johnson CK: Pathogens and parasites in American badgers (Taxidea taxus), Proulx G, Do Linh San E, (ed), Badgers: Systematics, Biology, Conservation, and Research Techniques, Alberta, Canada. .

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.