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Heidi A Rossow- PhD
Assistant Professor
Population Health & Reproduction


Research Focus

Systems approach to explore interactions between nutrition, metabolism and disease and their effects on beef and dairy production

Specialty Focus

Feed and Manure management at the cow and pen levels to assess nutrient balance for a dairy


1997 PhD Nutrition and Metabolism, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Honors and Awards

2000-2002 UIIP Instructional Improvement Grant
2000 Phi Sigma Honor Society
1998 Kleiber Award for Dissertation
1994-1997 Lyons Fellowship Award


Certified in Feed Management (NRCS)
Ultrasound for carcass traits

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Cruz GD, Strathe AB, Rossow HA, Fadel JG Characterizing bovine adipocyte distribution and its relationship with carcass and meat characteristics using a finite mixture model J Anim Sci,
  • Link Icon 2011 Meyer D, Price PL, Rossow HA, Silva-del-Rio N, Karle BM, Robinson PH, DePeters EJ, Fadel JG Survey of dairy housing and manure management practices in California J Dairy Sci,
  • Link Icon 2011 Rossow HA, Calvert CC Teaching comparative metabolism using a graphic computer model, virtual tissue Adv Physiol Educ,
  • Link Icon 2008 Johnson HA, Maas JA, Calvert CC, Baldwin RL Use of computer simulation to teach systems approach to Nutrition and Metabolism J Anim Sci,
  • Link Icon 2008 Johnson HA, Baldwin RL Evaluating model predictions of partitioning nitrogen excretion using the dairy cow model, Molly Animal Feed Science and Technology,
  • Link Icon 2007 Johnson HA, Fadel JG, Robinson PH Impact of variation in ration nutrient inputs on animal responses predicted by two dairy cattle metabolic models Professional Animal Scientist,
  • Link Icon 2007 Johnson HA, Parvin L, Garnett I, DePeters EJ, Medrano JF, Fadel JG Valuation of milk composition and genotype in cheddar cheese production using an optimization model of cheese and whey production J Dairy Sci,
  • Link Icon 2003 Johnson HA Using Advanced Continuous Simulation Language (ACSL) to simulate, solve, and fit mathematical models in nutrition Adv Exp Med Biol,
  • Link Icon 2003 Johnson HA, Calvert CC, Klasing KC Challenging the assumptions in estimating protein fractional synthesis rate using a model of rodent protein turnover Adv Exp Med Biol,
  • Link Icon 2001 Johnson HA, Baldwin RL, Klasing KC, Calvert CC Impact of separating amino acids between plasma, extracellular and intracellular compartments on estimating protein synthesis in rodents Amino Acids,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2005 Johnson HA, Baldwin RL, Famula TR: Lactation: statistical and genetic aspects of simulating lactation data from individual cows using a dynamic, mechanistic model of dairy cow metabolism, Molly, , Quantitative Aspects of Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism, Cambridge, MA. 551-82.

2003 Baldwin RL, Calvert CC, Robinson PH, Johnson HA: Modelling amino acid metabolism in ruminants, D'Mello JPF, (ed), Amino Acids in Animal Nutrition, 2nd Edition, Cambridge, MA. 291-308.

2000 Johnson HA, Baldwin RL, Calvert CC: A rodent model of protein turnover to determine protein synthesis rates and amino acid source in tissues, MacNamara JP, France J, Beever DE, (ed), Modeling Nutrient Utilization in Farm Animals.. 303-15.