Janet Foley


Medicine & Epidemiology

1320 Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

1985, BA, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA,
1987, MS, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA,
1993, DVM, University of California, Davis,
1997, PhD, University of California, Davis,
Honors and Awards
1985 Sigma Xi grant-in-aid of research
1985 Mountain Lake Biological Station Service Award
1986 Alpha Chi National Honor Society
1987-1988 NIH Traineeship
1988 Jastro-Shields research grant
1991 Moss Belknap Scholarship
1991 Contra Costa County Kennel Club Award
1992 Nola Ehrenburg Memorial Feline Medicine Award
1992 California Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary Award
1993 UC Davis Feline Medicine Senior Award
1995-1997 Krade and Maddox Feline Medicine Fellowship
2005 Patent - Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2017 Foley JE, Stephenson N : Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Chapter 32, Pusterla N, Higgins J, (ed), Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics, Hoboken, NJ. .
2017 Foley JE, Straub M : Leptospira spp, Chapter 36, Pusterla N, Higgins J, (ed), Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics, Hoboken, NJ. .
2015 Foley JE : Tularemia, , Merck Veterinary Manual, . .
2012 Foley P, Foley JE : Modeling population viability and extinction risk in the presence of parasitism, Aguirre AA, Ostfeld R, Daszak P, (ed), New Directions in Conservation Medicine, New York. 590-606.
2009 Foley JE : Vector-borne diseases in shelters, Miller L, Hurley KF, (ed), Shelter Medicine, Ames, Iowa. 331-40.
Research Focus
I study the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases in complex communities. While the majority of systems I study are vector-borne (anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, mange, plague, et al.), I and my collaborators also are involved in applied infectious disease ecology problems in other systems including chytridiomycosis in frogs and salamanders, multiple-host transmission dynamics of reptile diseases, and disease in coral. Overall, we aim to understand how community complexity contributes to disease persistence and emergence, and how driving factors are affected by anthropogenic change. Related to this major goal are a collection of projects that include assessing various species' health in the wild and managing disease and other stressors in endangered and threatened species, such as the American pika, the endangered Amargosa vole, and the endangered San Joaquin kit fox.
Specialty Focus