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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, 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

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, 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

Principal Investigator, Linking veterinary diagnostic laboratory submissions and corresponding PEDV test results to spatiotemporal mapping tools: the future of disease management, control and elimination, (Principal Investigator), Iowa State (Subcontract - Grant)

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

Principal Investigator, SOW: Web-based system for surveillance of infectious animal diseases in the European Union, (Principal Investigator), AHVLA

Principal Investigator, Argentina – Academic Senate Travel Grant, (Principal Investigator), UCD - Academic Senate

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 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 veterinary research,
  • Link Icon 2014 Mur L, Atzeni M, Martinez Lopez B, Feliziani F, Rolesu S, Sanchez-Vizcaino JM Thirty-Five-Year Presence of African Swine Fever in Sardinia: History, Evolution and Risk Factors for Disease Maintenance Transboundary and emerging diseases,
  • Link Icon 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. Preventive veterinary medicine,
  • Link Icon 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. Preventive veterinary medicine,
  • Link Icon 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. Preventive veterinary medicine,
  • Link Icon 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. Preventive veterinary medicine,
  • Link Icon 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 Geospatial Health,
  • Link Icon 2014 Ivorra B, Martinez Lopez 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 Operation Research,
  • Link Icon 2014 Vicente-Rubiano M, Martinez Lopez B, Sánchez-Vizcaíno F, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM A New Approach for Rapidly Assessing the Risk of Aujeszky's Disease Reintroduction into a Disease-free Spanish Territory by Analysing the Movement of Live Pigs and Potential Contacts with Wild Boar. Transboundary and emerging diseases,