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Beatriz Martinez Lopez
Assistant Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 7675


Specialty Focus

Quantitative Epidemiology


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

Honors and Awards

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).
2009 Best Oral Presentation Award, VIII Congress of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
2006-2007 Scholarship, Caja Madrid Foundation
2005-2009 Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Faculty Training Program
2005 Best Oral Presentation Award, IV Congress of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
2004-2005 Scholarship, Complutense University of Madrid
2004 Distinction (highest grade: outstanding [Sobresaliente]) in the Veterinary Degree Final Examination (12/VII/2004)
2004 Award of the Illustrious Official College of Veterinarians of Madrid
2004 Scholarship, Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
2004 Scholarship, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in the Institute of Refrigeration, Madrid
2003-2004 Scholarship, Pathology Service, Deparment of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary School at UCM
2002 IAMS Europe Award: Best of Class in Nutrition 2001/2002
2002 Scholarship, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO)

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Mathematics for the interdisciplinary progress in High Pressures, Animal Health and other topics of scientific and technologic interest, Prof. Dr. Ángel Manuel Ramos del Olmo (Principal Investigator), Ministry of Science and Innovation

Co-Investigator, Targeted research effort on African swine fever (ASForce), Prof. Dr. JM. Sánchez-Vizcaíno (Principal Investigator), 7th Framework program of the European Union

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

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Pérez de Diego AC, Sánchez-Cordón PJ, Pedrera M, Martínez-López B, Gómez-Villamandos JC, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM The use of infrared thermography as a non-invasive method for fever detection in sheep infected with bluetongue virus. Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2013 Rodríguez-Prieto V, Kukielka D, Martínez-López B, de las Heras AI, Barasona JA, Gortázar C, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM, Vicente J Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus in wild boar and Iberian pigs in south-central Spain European Journal of Wildlife Research,
  • Link Icon 2013 Durand B, Lecollinet S, Beck C, Martínez-López B, Balenghien T, Chevalier V Identification of hotspots in the European Union for the emergence of four zoonotic arboviroses after viral introduction by live animal trade PloS One,
  • Link Icon 2013 Ivorra B, Martínez-López B, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM, Ramos AM Mathematical formulation and validation of the Be-FAST model for Classical Swine Fever Virus spread between and within farms Annals of Operaion Research,
  • Link Icon 2013 Sánchez-Vizcaíno, JM, Mur, L, Martínez-López, B African swine fever (ASF): Five years around Europe. Veterinary microbiology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Martínez-López, B, Ivorra, B, Ramos, AM, Fernández-Carrión, E, Alexandrov, T, Sánchez-Vizcaíno, JM Evaluation of the risk of classical swine fever (CSF) spread from backyard pigs to other domestic pigs by using the spatial stochastic disease spread model Be-FAST: The example of Bulgaria. Veterinary microbiology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Sánchez-Vizcaíno, F, Martínez-López, B, Sánchez-Vizcaíno, JM Identification of suitable areas for the occurrence of Rift Valley fever outbreaks in Spain using a multiple criteria decision framework. Veterinary microbiology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Costard, S, Jones, BA, Martínez-López, B, Mur, L, de la Torre, A, Martínez, M, Sánchez-Vizcaíno, F, Sánchez-Vizcaíno, JM, Pfeiffer, DU, Wieland, B Introduction of African swine fever into the European Union through illegal importation of pork and pork products. PloS one,
  • Link Icon 2012 Martínez-López, B, Ivorra, B, Ngom, D, Ramos, AM, Sánchez-Vizcaíno, JM A novel spatial and stochastic model to evaluate the within and between farm transmission of classical swine fever virus: II validation of the model. Veterinary microbiology,
  • Link Icon 2012 Mur, L, Boadella, M, Martínez-López, B, Gallardo, C, Gortazar, C, Sánchez-Vizcaíno, JM Monitoring of African swine fever in the wild boar population of the most recent endemic area of Spain. Transboundary and emerging diseases,