Texas Tech University

Faculty One Health Research Focuses

Investigator Topic Involvement
Babafela Awosile Understanding occurrences of infectious diseases (antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, mitigation strategies) using epi, genomics tools, and One Health approaches American Society for Microbiology; Surveillance and epi of drug resistant infections consortium; Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases; Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Alex Calle Validation of intervention strategies to control foodborne pathogens associated with meat-producing animals (pre- and post-harvest interventions); Methods of detection, surveillance of food-borne pathogens; International food safety capacity building (industry and government) International Associate for Food Protection (IAFP); American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Arlene Garcia Management of compromised livestock and timely euthanasia; Animal welfare American Society of Animal Science; Texas Veterinary Medical Association; ISAE; PAACO Certified Multi-Species Animal Welfare Auditor/Consultant
Guy Loneragan Bacterial antimicrobial resistance, and ecology of zoonotic bacteria in animals, humans and ecosystems Texas Cattle Feeders Association; Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association; National Cattlemen's Beef Association; Texas Veterinary Medical Association; Academy of Veterinary Consultants, AVMA
Howard Rodriguez-Mori Scholarly output and citation patterns in veterinary medicine publications. Content and corpora analysis of epidemiology and One Health publications. Ethnographic studies of healthcare disparities, misinformation, health-related information-seeking behaviors, and culturally appropriate healthcare communication strategies for Latinx/Hispanic patients. National Communication Association; International Communication Association; Medical Library Association; Texas Veterinary Medical Association; Society for American Archivists; American Veterinary Medical Association; Association for Veterinary Informatics
Devendra Shah Exploring the interconnectedness of human, animal, and ecosystem health through a One Health lens by investigating molecular mechanisms in bacterial pathogens relevant to food-animal systems. Conference for Research Workers in Animal Disease (CRWAD), American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Poultry Science Association (PSA) Under the disease ecology, management
Smriti Shringi Development of novel point of care (POC) and high throughput surveillance, detection and diagnostic tools for bacterial and viral infectious diseases that impact animal health and public health.; Unraveling evolutionary mechanisms underlying emergence, persistence, and loss of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and its impact on pathogen fitness.; Study pathogenesis, virulence, and molecular epidemiology of bacterial and viral infectious diseases with the focus on identifying molecular biomarkers for diagnostics and surveillance. American Society for Microbiology (ASM); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Jon Thompson Applied chemistry related to animal science, physiology, and chemical measurement; Chemical analysis/air sampling Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Ryan Williams Application of natural resource and environmental economics methodologies to One Health research Texas Parks and Wildlife Department