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Dr. Sarah L.

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  • Degree: PhD - Veterinary Preventive Medicine
    School: The Ohio State University 
    Class of 1999
  • Degree: DVM
    School: University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
    Track: Large Animal
    Class of 1993


  • Albuquerque, NM

Bio in brief...

At present, I'm a Professor of Pathology, Epidemiologist, Director of Emerging Infections Program, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. I'm also the epidemiologist for the NM Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI), utilizing medicolegal death investigation data to address public health challenges. I'm the Principal Investigator for the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) component of the CDC's Emerging Infections Program in New Mexico.

My interests include infectious disease epidemiology, zoonotic diseases, One Health, and research education for medical and MPH students.

I have been a faculty member at UNM Health Sciences Center for 20 years, but previously practiced large and small animal medicine in southwestern Colorado, worked in veterinary vaccine development, and completed a two-year Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship with the CDC in the Division of Vectorborne Infectious Diseases. I'd be happy to share any insights or experiences with anyone considering a "nontraditional" career!