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Rebecca Garabed Ph. D.

Email: 
rebecca.garabed@cvm.osu.edu
Phone: 
(614) 247 - 1842
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Preventive Medicine
Specialization: 
Medicine
Degree: 
Ph.D., University of California, Epidemiology
Degree: 
Master's Degree, University of California, Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Degree: 
D.V.M., University of Pennsylvania, Large Animal Medicine
Webpage: 
http://www.vet.osu.edu/RebeccaGarabed.htm
Additional Information: 

My research focuses on applications of Bayesian statistics and mathematical modeling in the field of transboundary animal diseases. Areas of specific interest include: evaluation and judicious use of expert opinion to supplement objective data, exploration into human political, social and economic factors that contribute to disease spread and control, and identifying genetic variations in viral populations that may be selected for and prevented by animal management practices. Recent grants submitted:

  • NSF Ecology of Infectious Diseases Program grant entitled "Livestock Movements and Disease Epidemiology in the Chad Basin: Modeling Risks for Animals and Humans" submitted with Mark Moritz, Song Liang, Ningchuan Xiao, and Laura Pomeroy
  • USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant entitled "Raw milk consumption and Campylobacter: Strategies for on farm control and changing public attitude and behavior" submitted with Gireesh Rajashekara, Robert Agunga, and Gustavo Schuenemann
  • USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant entitled "Mitigating antimicrobial resistance in foods of animal origin by systematic characterization of selective pressures across food chain" submitted with Wondwossen Gebreyes and Jefferey Lejeune

Recent published articles:

  • R.B. Garabed, A.M. Perez, W.O. Johnson, and M.C. Thurmond. (2009) Use of expert opinion for animal disease decisions: An example of foot-and-mouth disease status designation. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 92:20-30.
  • R.B. Garabed, W.O. Johnson, and M.C. Thurmond. (2009) Analytical epidemiology of genomic variation among Pan Asia strains of foot-and-mouth disease virus. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 56:142-156.
  • R.B. Garabed, W.O. Johnson, J. Gill, A.M. Perez, and M.C. Thurmond. (2008) Exploration of Associations between Governance and Economics and Country-Level Foot-and-Mouth-Disease Status Using Bayesian Model Averaging, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (A). 171(3):699-722.
  • G.O. Kelley, R.B. Garabed, A. Branscum, A.M. Perez, and M.C. Thurmond. (2007). Prediction model for sequence variation of the glycoprotein gene of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in California, U.S.A., Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 78: 97-104.

Recent abstracts/presentations:

  • R. Garabed. Disease modeling: H1N1 influenza and beyond. Midwest Veterinary Conference, Columbus, OH, February 2010.
  • 
R.B. Garabed, W.O. Johnson, A.M. Perez, and M.C. Thurmond. Factors influencing global FMD reporting and risk. International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Durban, South Africa, August 2009.
  • R.B. Garabed, W.O. Johnson, A.M. Perez, and M.C. Thurmond. Factors influencing global FMD reporting and risk. Session of the Research Group of European Commission for Foot and Mouth Disease Control Report, Erice, Italy, October 2008.
  • R.B. Garabed, A.M. Perez, W.O. Johnson, and M.C. Thurmond. The use and limitations of expert opinion data for foot-and-mouth disease surveillance. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Reno, NV, October 2007.
  • R.B. Garabed, W.O. Johnson, A.M. Perez, and M.C. Thurmond. A high-resolution global hierarchical Bayesian model to predict foot-and-mouth disease presence. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Reno, NV, October 2007.
  • R. B. Garabed, A. M. Perez, N. Knowles, and M. C. Thurmond. Visualizing genetic signatures associated with host factors in FMDV using GIS technology. International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Cairns, Australia, August 2006.
  • R. B. Garabed, A. M. Perez, W. O. Johnson, and M. C. Thurmond. Predictive modeling as a tool for global foot-and-mouth disease surveillance. International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Cairns, Australia, August 2006.