Edward Robert Atwill

Professor

Population Health & Reproduction

Office
1477 Drew Ave, Suite 101, Davis, CA 95618

Education
1985, BA, University of California, San Diego, CA
1990, DVM, University of California, Davis, CA
1991, MPVM, University of California, Davis, CA
1994, PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Reducing occupational exposure to zoonotic pathogens in California dairy farm workers, (Principal Investigator), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Co-Principal Investigator, NARMS surveillance of antibiotic resistance in retail meat in southern California, Xunde Li (Principal Investigator), Food and Drug Administration
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2013 Chen S, Li X, Li J, Atwill ER : Rapid detection of Brucella spp. using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), Kolpashchikov DM., Gerasimova YV, (ed), Nucleic Acid Detection: Methods and Protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology, . 99-108.
2012 Gannon V, Grace D, Atwill ER : Chapter 4: Zoonotic waterborne pathogens in livestock and their excreta - interventions, Dufour A, Bartram J, Bos R, Gannon V, (ed), Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health, 2012 World Health Organization (WHO), London, UK. 115-56.
2012 Atwill ER, Li X, Grace D, Gannon V : Chapter 3: Zoonotic waterborne pathogen loads in livestock, Dufour A, Bartram J, Bos R, Gannon V, (ed), Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health, 2012 World Health Organization (WHO), London, UK. 73-114.
Research Focus
The primary goal of my research and extension program is to identify management strategies for minimizing microbial contamination of surface water supplies and ground water resources; preharvest microbial food safety; characterizing the underlying processes of environmental dissemination of microbial hazards; development of monitoring methods for assessing environmental or agroecosystem health; assessing vertebrate reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens through California's diverse landscapes; and to extend this breadth of information to individuals, institutions, and agencies involved in the complex issue of microbial water quality, preharvest food safety, and sustainability of California agriculture.
Specialty Focus
  • Epidemiology of waterborne zoonotic pathogens and preharvest food safety
  • Biotic and abiotic processes governing fate and transport of zoonotic pathogens
  • Beneficial management practices for pathogen mitigation in agricultural and natural systems