Gary Smith, MA, MA, D.Phil, Cert. Ed.

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Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Department: Biomedical Sciences

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
(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.
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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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