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Beatriz Martinez Lopez
Associate Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

2415A Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616


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

Principal Investigator, network analysis of livestock movements (including poultry and hatching eggs) introduced in California from 2004 to 2014: implications for potential introduction and spread of infectious diseases, (Principal Investigator), UCD-Formula Funds

Principal Investigator, Network Analysis to Identify Important Factors for Managing Zones, (Principal Investigator), The Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Principal Investigator, Next generation of real-time surveillance and risk assessment platforms: linking genomic to epidemiological data to improve decision making, (Principal Investigator), UCD-Virginia Perry Wilson

Principal Investigator, EPI-4-HEALTH: International Collaboration and Training partnership in epidemiology and eHealth to better prevent and control neglected and emerging diseases in Latin America, (Principal Investigator), UC-Global Affairs

Principal Investigator, Investigating raccoon abundance, home range and Baylisascaris probyonis prevalence in Yosemite National Park and its association with human occupancy in Yosemite Valley, (Principal Investigator), UCD-Academic Senate

Principal Investigator, Development of an Early-Warning system based on real-time assessment, producers self-assessment of biosecurity and educational tools for the prevention, early detection and rapid control of avian influenza outbreaks in US poultry industry, (Principal Investigator), USDA-NIFA

Principal Investigator, Collaborative research agreement between Iowa State University and University of California, Davis, (Principal Investigator), Iowa State University

Principal Investigator, Spatio-temporal dynamics of condemnation cases in cattle slaughter plants in California and other US states from 2004-2015, (Principal Investigator), UCD-Hatch Funds

Principal Investigator, Temporal and spatial phylogeny of H3N8 equine influenza virus in the USA (2006-2016), (Principal Investigator), UCD-CEH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Motion-based video monitoring for early detection of
livestock diseases: The case of African swine fever 2017 Fernández-Carrión E, Martínez-Avilés M, Ivorra B, Martínez-López B, Ramos ÁM, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM Motion-based video monitoring for early detection of livestock diseases: The case of African swine fever PLoS One,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Risk factors and spatial distribution of canine coccidioidomycosis in California, 2005-2013 2017 Grayzel SE, Martinez Lopez B, Sykes JE Risk factors and spatial distribution of canine coccidioidomycosis in California, 2005-2013 Transbound Emerg Dis,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Epidemiological evaluation of cats rescued at a secondary emergency animal shelter in Miharu, Fukushima, after the Great East Japan Earthquakes 2017 Tanaka A, Martinez-Lopez B, Kass P Epidemiological evaluation of cats rescued at a secondary emergency animal shelter in Miharu, Fukushima, after the Great East Japan Earthquakes Prev Vet Med,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Epidemiological evaluation of cat health at a first-response animal shelter in Fukushima, following the Great East Japan Earthquakes of 2011. 2017 Tanaka A, Kass PH, Martinez-Lopez B, Hayama S Epidemiological evaluation of cat health at a first-response animal shelter in Fukushima, following the Great East Japan Earthquakes of 2011. PloS one,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Prediction of Pig Trade Movements in Different European Production Systems Using Exponential Random Graph Models. 2017 Relun A, Grosbois V, Alexandrov T, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM, Waret-Szkuta A, Molia S, Etter EM, Martínez-López B Prediction of Pig Trade Movements in Different European Production Systems Using Exponential Random Graph Models. Front Vet Sci,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Unraveling the contact patterns and network structure of pig shipments in the United States and its association with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) outbreaks 2017 Lee K, Polson D, Lowe E, Main R, Holtkamp D, Martínez-López B Unraveling the contact patterns and network structure of pig shipments in the United States and its association with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) outbreaks Prev Vet Med,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Modeling the spatio-temporal dynamics of porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome cases at farm level using geographical distance and pig trade network matrices 2017 Amirpour Haredasht S, Polson D, Main R, Lee K, Holtkamp D, Martínez-López B Modeling the spatio-temporal dynamics of porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome cases at farm level using geographical distance and pig trade network matrices BMC Vet Res,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Active animal health surveillance in European Union Member States: gaps and opportunities 2017 Bisdorff B, Schauer B, Taylor N, Rodríguez-Prieto V, Comin A, Brouwer A, Dórea F, Drewe J, Hoinville L, Lindberg A, Martinez Avilés M, Martínez-López B, Peyre M, Pinto Ferreira J, Rushton J, VAN Schaik G, Stärk KD, Staubach C, Vicente-Rubiano M, Witteveen G, Pfeiffer D, Häsler B Active animal health surveillance in European Union Member States: gaps and opportunities Epidemiol Infect,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Quantitative approach for the risk assessment of African swine fever and Classical swine fever introduction into the United States through legal imports of pigs and swine products 2017 Herrera-Ibatá DM, Martínez-López B, Quijada D, Burton K, Mur L Quantitative approach for the risk assessment of African swine fever and Classical swine fever introduction into the United States through legal imports of pigs and swine products PloS one,
  • Beatriz Martinez Lopez: Modeling the live-pig trade network in Georgia: Implications for disease prevention and control 2017 Kukielka EA, Martínez-López B, Beltrán-Alcrudo D Modeling the live-pig trade network in Georgia: Implications for disease prevention and control PloS one,