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Beatriz Martinez Lopez
Associate Professor and Associate Researcher
Medicine & Epidemiology


beamartinezlopez@ucdavis.edu

   

Specialty Focus

Quantitative Epidemiology: Spatial analysis, Risk analysis, Disease spread models, social network analysis, statistical analysis (both Frequentists and Bayesian)

Education

2004 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
2005 Expert Communication for the Tourism, Entertainment, Leisure and Environment, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
2009 PhD Veterinary Epidemiology, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
2007 MPVM Preventive Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

Honors and Awards

2015 Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Research Award. Announced at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Conference, Orlando, US
2013 Award for Organizing the SVEPM Annual Meeting in Madrid. VI Recognition Night (City Hall of Madrid)
2012-2013 Juan de la Cierva Competitive Post-Doctoral Contract, Ministry of Science and Innovation at the Research Institiute of Hunting Resources (IREC), Ciudad Real, Spain
2010 Best Oral Presentation Award, IV National Congress of Research for Undergraduate Students in Health Sciences and IX Congress of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences,
2010 PhD Extraordinary Award (Published in the BOUC nº 16, Dec 1, 2010).

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Anticipating the Global Onset of Novel Epidemics (ANTIGONE), Gortázar C (Principal Investigator), 7th Framework program of the European Union

Principal Investigator, Evaluacion epidemiologica de los patrones espacio-temporales y factores de riesgo que contribuyen a la incidenia del Sindrome de la Mancha Blanca y del Sindrome de la Necrosis Aguda del Hepatopancreas en camaron patiblanco en el estado de Sinaloa, Mexico, (Principal Investigator), MEXUS

Collaborator, Development of protocols to mitigate the risk of contact and disease transmission between livestock and wild ungulates, Joaquin Vicente Baños (Principal Investigator), Ministry of Economy and Competitivity of Spain

Principal Investigator, Network analysis to identify important actors for managing zones, (Principal Investigator), SINTEF (Norway)

Principal Investigator, Evaluating the role of direct (i.e., animal contacts) and indirect (i.e., airborne) transmission of different PRRSV genotypes within and between different swine production systems in the US, (Principal Investigator), Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc

Principal Investigator, Development of an early-warning system based on real-time risk assessment for the prevention and rapid control of Avian influenza in California poultry industry, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Academic Senate

Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation of the prevalence and persistence of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) on organic mixed crop-livestock farms that integrate sheep grazing within vegetable fields, Pires A (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Food Animal Health: Hatch Funds

Principal Investigator, Workshop: Next generation of real-time surveillance and risk assessment platforms, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Virginia Perry Wilson

Co-Principal Investigator, Real-time risk assessment platform for evaluating the risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) introduction into the United States), Lina Mur (KSU) (Principal Investigator), CEEZAD

Principal Investigator, Development of an early-warning system based on risk mapping and producers self-assessment of biosecurity practices for the preventio, early detection and rapid control of AI outbreaks in the CA poultry industry, (Principal Investigator), USDA: AFRI: CARE

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Systematic review of surveillance systems and methods for early detection of exotic, new and re-emerging diseases in animal populations. 2015 Rodríguez-Prieto V, Vicente-Rubiano M, Sánchez-Matamoros A, Rubio-Guerri C, Melero M, Martinez Lopez B, Martínez-Avilés M, Hoinville L, Vergne T, Comin A, Schauer B, Dórea F, Pfeiffer DU, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM Systematic review of surveillance systems and methods for early detection of exotic, new and re-emerging diseases in animal populations. Epidemiol Infect,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Characterization of the live salmonid movement network in Ireland: Implications for disease prevention and control 2015 Yatabe T, More SJ, Geoghegan F, McManus C, Hill AE, Martinez Lopez B Characterization of the live salmonid movement network in Ireland: Implications for disease prevention and control Prev Vet Med,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Evaluation of the risk factors contributing to the African swine fever occurrence in Sardinia, Italy 2015 Martinez Lopez B, Perez AM, Feliziani F, Rolesu S, Patta C, Mur L, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM Evaluation of the risk factors contributing to the African swine fever occurrence in Sardinia, Italy Front Microbiol,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Crossing the interspecies barrier: opening the door to zoonotic pathogens. 2014 Gortazar C, Reperant LA, Kuiken T, de la Fuente J, Boadella M, Martinez Lopez B, Ruiz-Fons F, Estrada-Peña A, Drosten C, Medley G, Ostfeld R, Peterson T, VerCauteren KC, Menge C, Artois M, Schultsz C, Delahay R, Serra-Cobo J, Poulin R, Keck F, Aguirre AA, Henttonen H, Dobson AP, Kutz S, Lubroth J, Mysterud A Crossing the interspecies barrier: opening the door to zoonotic pathogens. PLoS pathogens,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Modular framework to assess the risk of African swine fever virus entry into the European Union. 2014 Mur L, Martinez Lopez B, Costard S, de la Torre A, Jones BA, Martínez M, Sánchez-Vizcaíno F, Muñoz MJ, Pfeiffer DU, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM, Wieland B Modular framework to assess the risk of African swine fever virus entry into the European Union. BMC Vet Res,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: A multi-analysis approach for space-time and economic evaluation of risks related with livestock diseases: the example of FMD in Peru. 2014 Martinez Lopez B, Ivorra B, Fernández-Carrión E, Perez AM, Medel-Herrero A, Sánchez-Vizcaíno F, Gortázar C, Ramos AM, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM A multi-analysis approach for space-time and economic evaluation of risks related with livestock diseases: the example of FMD in Peru. Prev Vet Med,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: The role of fish movements and the spread of infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) in Chile, 2007-2009. 2014 Mardones FO, Martinez Lopez B, Valdes-Donoso P, Carpenter TE, Perez AM The role of fish movements and the spread of infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) in Chile, 2007-2009. Prev Vet Med,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Farm-level risk factors for the occurrence, new infection or persistence of tuberculosis in cattle herds from South-Central Spain. 2014 Martinez Lopez B, Barasona JA, Gortázar C, Rodríguez-Prieto V, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM, Vicente J Farm-level risk factors for the occurrence, new infection or persistence of tuberculosis in cattle herds from South-Central Spain. Prev Vet Med,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Evaluation of the spatial and temporal distribution of and risk factors for Bluetongue serotype 1 epidemics in sheep Extremadura (Spain), 2007-2011. 2014 Pascual-Linaza AV, Martinez Lopez B, Pfeiffer DU, Moreno JC, Sanz C, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM Evaluation of the spatial and temporal distribution of and risk factors for Bluetongue serotype 1 epidemics in sheep Extremadura (Spain), 2007-2011. Prev Vet Med,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Evaluation of the spatial patterns and risk factors, including backyard pigs, for classical swine fever occurrence in Bulgaria using a Bayesian model 2014 Martinez Lopez B, Alexandrov T, Mur L, Sánchez-Vizcaíno F, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM Evaluation of the spatial patterns and risk factors, including backyard pigs, for classical swine fever occurrence in Bulgaria using a Bayesian model Geospat Health,