Foley Laboratory in Infectious Disease Ecology

Photo: Janet Foley
Janet E. Foley
Professor/Vector-borne disease epidemiologist

Janet Foley

Field of Interest
Janet Foley is a veterinarian and disease ecologist who studies the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases in animal and human populations. She has a PhD in the ecology of infectious diseases (UC Davis, 1995) and a DVM (UC Davis, 1993), emphasizing medicine of small animals, laboratory animals, and wildlife. Her special interests are granulocytic anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, and plague.

Janet is a mom of two children (Colin and Brangwyn) and a myriad of pets, notably Cassidy the dog, Sierra, Nemo, Arana, Pascal, Milou,and Linda the cats, a few "bads", turtles, pet birds, and ducks (Georgia, June, Drew, Taylor, and Fred). She likes to read, hike, work, and travel.

Teaching: Disease Ecology, MPM 408 (Veterinary Research), Integrative Pathobiology Core II, Infectious Disease, Vector-borne disease epidemiology


 Member, SVM MPVM Curriculum Committee, Graduate Group in Epidemiology Curriculum Review Committee, Graduate Group in Comparative Pathology Curriculum Committee

Chair, SVM Research Committee

Member, Grad Group in Epidemiology

Member, Grad Group in Ecology

Member, Grad Group in Comparative Pathology

Master adviser, Epidemiology

International Interests
China, Mongolia, Mexico, Australia

Foreign Languages

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