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Woutrina A Smith- BA, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

1042 Vet Med 3B
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 0119
wasmith@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Dr. Smith's research program uses One Health approaches to investigate the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of zoonotic pathogens locally in California as well as internationally at multiple project sites in Africa and Asia. As a molecular epidemiologist working at the interfaces of humans, animals, and their shared environments, waterborne fecal pathogens as well as milk- and airborne transmitted zoonotic agents are of particular interest when considering individual and population health issues.

Specialty Focus

Microbiology, Epidemiology, Zoonoses

Education

2004 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA
2001 MPVM Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
1996 BA Biology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
2001 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

2005 International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine Travel Award
2005 Merck/Merial National Veterinary Scholar Symposium Honorable Mention
2005 National Institutes of Health Internet Grantwriting Modules Fellow
2004 American Society for Microbiology Summer Institute Fellow
2003 Consortium for Women and Research Travel Award
2003 World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology Travel Award
2003 Morris Animal Foundation Fellow
2002-2004 California Sea Grant Fellow
2002-2003 Coastal Environmental Quality Initiaive Graduate Fellow
2001 Contributions to Avian and Exotic Medicine Award
1999 Helen Bailey Memorial Research Scholarship

Active Research Grants

Other, PREDICT-2, Mazet (Principal Investigator), USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats Program

Principal Investigator, Addressing young stock mortality in smallholder farms and pastoral herds of Ethiopia, (Principal Investigator), USAID Livestock Systems Innovation Lab

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Woutrina A Smith: Drinking Water Safety: Role of Hand Hygiene, Sanitation Facility, and Water System in Semi-Urban Areas of India 2018 Kundu A, Smith WA, Harvey D, Wuertz S Drinking Water Safety: Role of Hand Hygiene, Sanitation Facility, and Water System in Semi-Urban Areas of India Am J Trop Med Hyg,
  • Woutrina A Smith: A community-based One Health education program for disease risk mitigation at the human-animal interface 2018 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,
  • Woutrina A Smith: Implications of new legislation (US FSMA) and guidelines (EC) on the establishment of management systems for agricultural water 2018 Allende A, Datta AR, Smith WA, Adonis R, MacKay A, Adell AD Implications of new legislation (US FSMA) and guidelines (EC) on the establishment of management systems for agricultural water Food Microbiol,
  • Woutrina A Smith: Quantitative microbial risk assessment to estimate the risk of diarrheal diseases from fresh produce consumption in India 2018 Kundu A, Wuertz S, Smith WA Quantitative microbial risk assessment to estimate the risk of diarrheal diseases from fresh produce consumption in India Food Microbiol,
  • Woutrina A Smith: Estimating Cryptosporidium and Giardia disease burdens for children drinking untreated groundwater in a rural population in India 2018 Daniels ME, Smith WA, Jenkins MW Estimating Cryptosporidium and Giardia disease burdens for children drinking untreated groundwater in a rural population in India PLoS Negl Trop Dis,
  • Woutrina A Smith: Fecal indicator bacteria and zoonotic pathogens in marine snow and California mussels (Mytilus californianus) 2018 Shapiro K, Silver M, Byrne BA, Berardi T, Aguilar B, Melli A, Smith WA Fecal indicator bacteria and zoonotic pathogens in marine snow and California mussels (Mytilus californianus) FEMS Microbiol Ecol,
  • Woutrina A Smith: 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,
  • Woutrina A Smith: Brucella Infection in Asian Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris lutris) on Bering Island, Russia 2017 Burgess TL, Johnson CK, Burdin A, Gill VA, Doroff AM, Tuomi P, Smith WA, Goldstein T Brucella Infection in Asian Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris lutris) on Bering Island, Russia J Wildl Dis,
  • Woutrina A Smith: Revisiting the global problem of cryptosporidiosis and recommendations 2017 Shrivastava A, Smith WA, Kumar S, Sahu P Revisiting the global problem of cryptosporidiosis and recommendations Trop Parasitol,
  • Woutrina A Smith: 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,