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Patricia Ann Conrad- AS, BS, DVM, PhD
Associate Dean and Professor
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

5311 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616


paconrad@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

  • One Health research approach to global human, animal (wild & domestic) and environmental health problems
  • Antigenic and molecular characterization of protozoal parasites
  • Mechanisms of pathogenesis in hemopprotozoal and coccidial parasites
  • Biology, ecology and epidemiology of Neospora, Toxoplasma, Babesia and Sarcocystis spp.parasites
  • Waterborne zoonotic protozoal and bacterial pathogens in watershed and marine ecosystems
  • Development and evaluation of innovative educational approaches to promote inter-professional learning and engagement, particularly relating to global health

Specialty Focus

Protozoology; Global Health

Geographic/International Focus

Scotland, England, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Peru, Sri Lanka

Education

1975 AS Preveterinary Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, Otero Junior College, La Junta, Colorado
1977 BS Veterinary Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
1980 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
1984 PhD Protozoology/Tropical Animal Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Honors and Awards

2018 Received the American Veterinary Medical Association Lifetime Excellence in Research Award
2018 UC Davis Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement
2017 Elected American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellow
2012 R G Thomson Lecturer, Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island
2012 American Society of Microbiology Division Z Lecturer
2012 Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology
2011 Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (July 1, 2015 the IOM was renamed the National Academy of Medicine)
2008-2010 Journal of Parasitology (most cited publication)
2006 Norman Levine Lecturship, University of Illinois
2004 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship
2003 Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship
2002 Manuscript #99 was selected by American College of Zoological Medicine as Best Manuscipt of 2002
2001 Graduate Student, Dr. Melissa Miller (Checkowitz) was awarded Graduate Student Research Award for the Wildlife Disease Association
1999 Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award
1998 Pfizer Award for Research Excellence
1994 Presidential Symposium Speaker for American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and American Veterinary Medical Association
1993 National Institutes of Health FIRST Award
1992 Charles Davis Foundation Journal Scholarship Award
1986 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Scholarship
1980-1983 Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission Scholarship

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, UCDSquared, (Principal Investigator), Zoetis

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Evidence for transmission of the zoonotic apicomplexan parasite Babesia duncani by the tick Dermacentor albipictus 2019 Swei A, O'Connor KE, Couper LI, Thekkiniath J, Conrad PA, Padgett KA, Burns J, Yoshimizu MH, Gonzales B, Munk B, Shirkey N, Konde L, Ben Mamoun C, Lane RS, Kjemtrup A Evidence for transmission of the zoonotic apicomplexan parasite Babesia duncani by the tick Dermacentor albipictus Int J Parasitol,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: One Health - One Education: Medical and Veterinary Interprofessional Training 2019 Wilkes MS, Conrad PA, Winer JN One Health - One Education: Medical and Veterinary Interprofessional Training J Vet Med Ed,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: An Improved PCR Protocol For Detection of Babesia duncanI In Wildlife and Vector Samples 2018 O'Connor KE, Kjemtrup AM, Conrad PA, Swei A An Improved PCR Protocol For Detection of Babesia duncanI In Wildlife and Vector Samples J Parasitol,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Defining the risk landscape in the context of pathogen pollution: Toxoplasma gondii in sea otters along the Pacific Rim 2018 Burgess TL, Tinker TM, Miller MA, Bodkin JL, Murray MJ, Saarinen JA, Nichol LM, Larson S, Conrad PA, Johnson CK Defining the risk landscape in the context of pathogen pollution: Toxoplasma gondii in sea otters along the Pacific Rim R Soc Open Sci,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence and association with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: A case-control study of Californian horses 2017 James KE, Smith WA, Packham AE, Conrad PA, Pusterla N Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence and association with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: A case-control study of Californian horses Vet J,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: A community-based One Health education program for disease risk mitigation at the human-animal interface 2017 Berrian AM, Smith MH, van Rooyen J, Martínez-López B, Plank MN, Smith WA, Conrad PA A community-based One Health education program for disease risk mitigation at the human-animal interface One Health,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Isolation and characterization of a novel marine Brucella from a Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), California, USA 2017 Miller MA, Burgess TL, Dodd EM, Rhyan JC, Jang SS, Byrne BA, Gulland FM, Murray MJ, Toy-Choutka S, Conrad PA, Field CL, Sidor IF, Smith WA Isolation and characterization of a novel marine Brucella from a Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), California, USA J Wildl Dis,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Seroprevalences of anti-Sarcocystis neurona and anti-Neospora hughesi antibodies among healthy equids in the United States 2017 James KE, Smith WA, Conrad PA, Packham AE, Guerrero L, Ng M, Pusterla N Seroprevalences of anti-Sarcocystis neurona and anti-Neospora hughesi antibodies among healthy equids in the United States J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: California mussels (Mytilus californianus) as sentinels for marine contamination with Sarcocystis neurona 2016 Michaels L, Rejmanek D, Aguila B, Conrad PA, Shapiro K California mussels (Mytilus californianus) as sentinels for marine contamination with Sarcocystis neurona Parasitol,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Habitat management to reduce human exposure to Trypanosoma cruzi and western conenose bugs (Triatoma protracta) 2016 Shender L, Niemela M, Conrad PA, Goldstein T, Mazet J Habitat management to reduce human exposure to Trypanosoma cruzi and western conenose bugs (Triatoma protracta) EcoHealth,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Fritz HM, Conrad PA: Part 5-06. Role of cats in Toxoplasma transmission and disease, Beugnet F, Halos L, (ed), Parasites & Vector Borne Diseases of Cats, Lyon, France. 350-63.

2008 Brewer CA, Berkowitz AR, Conrad PA, Patz JA, Porter J, Waterman M: Educating about Infectious disease ecology, Ostfeld RS, Keesing F, Eviner VT, (ed), Infectious Disease Ecology: Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems, Princeton, NJ. 448-68.

2001 Kjemtrup AM, Conrad PA: Emerging perspectives on human babesiosis, Scheld WM, Craig WA, Hughes JM, (ed), Emerging Infections, Washington DC. 175-95.

1995 Courtney C, Conrad PA, Boyce WB, Barlough J: Internal parasites, Seigal M, Barlough J, (ed), UC Davis Book of Dogs, New York, NY. 387-407.

1994 Anderson ML, Barr BC, Conrad PA: Protozoal causes of reproductive failure in domestic ruminants, Miller RB, (ed), Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 439-61.

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