Gary Smith

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Professor of Animal Biology
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Chief, Section of Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Clinical Studies - New Bolton Center , University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Professor of Population Biology and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Department: Animal Biology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348-1692
Office: 610 925- 6312
Fax: 610 925-8130
Education:
(10 GCE 0-Levels, 4 GCE A-Levels)
Bromsgrove County High School, 1967.
BA Honors (Zoology)
Oxford University, 1970.
Cert. Ed. (Education)
Cambridge University, 1971.
BA Honors (Education)
Cambridge University, 1972.
DPhil (Parasite Ecology)
University of York, 1978.
Post-Graduate Training
Wooldridge Farm Livestock Fellowship (Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK, Department of Pure and Applied Biology, Imperial College, London, UK, 1978-1981.
Research Associate (Pfizer UK), Department of Pure and Applied Biology, Imperial College, London, UK, 1981-1983.
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Description of Research Expertise

Research Interests
- Epidemiology of parasitic and infectious diseases
- Parasite population ecology
- Mathematical modeling of infectious and parasitic diseases of veterinary and medical importance
- Public health.

Research focus: the use of mathematical modeling techniques to facilitate the control of infectious and parasitic disease. Areas of interest include parasite population biology; the epidemiology of parasitic diseases (including those caused by viruses and bacteria); mathematical modeling of parasitic diseases of veterinary and medical importance; and economic evaluation of chemotherapeutic and vaccination strategies.

Selected Publications

Pelletier ST, Rorres C, Macko PC, Peters S, Smith G. : Models of highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemics in commercial poultry flocks in Nigeria and Ghana. Trop Anim Health Prod. Epub, Apr 3 2012.

Bruhn, M.C., Munoz, B., Cajka, J., Smith, G., Curry, R.J., Wagener, D.K., Wheaton, W.D. : Synthesized population databases: A geospatial database of US poultry farms Citation RTI Press Publication No. MR-0023-1201. ( & et al.) Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press Jan 2012.

Tildesley MJ, Smith G, Keeling MJ. : Modeling the spread and control of foot-and-mouth disease in Pennsylvania following its discovery and options for control. Prev Vet Med. 104: 224-39, May 1 2012.

Smith G. : Preferential sexual transmission of pseudorabies virus in feral swine populations may not account for observed seroprevalence in the USA. Prev Vet Med. 103(2-3): 145-56, Feb 1 2012.

Rorres C, Pelletier ST, Smith G. : Stochastic modeling of animal epidemics using data collected over three different spatial scales. Epidemics 3(2): 61-70, Jun 2011.

Smith G, Dunipace S. : How backyard poultry flocks influence the effort required to curtail avian influenza epidemics in commercial poultry flocks. Epidemics 3(2): 71-5, Jun 2011.

Rorres C, Pelletier ST, Bruhn MC, Smith G. : Ongoing estimation of the epidemic parameters of a stochastic, spatial, discrete-time model for a 1983-84 avian influenza epidemic. Avian Dis 55(1): 35-42, Mar 2011.

Smith G. : Models of macroparasitic infections in domestic ruminants: a conceptual review and critique. Rev Sci Tech. 30(2): 447-56, Aug 2011.

Aceto H, Miller SA, Smith G. : Onset of diarrhea and pyrexia and time to detection of Salmonella enterica subsp enterica in feces in experimental studies of cattle, horses, goats, and sheep after infection per os. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 10: 1333-9, May 15 2011.

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