The Center for Comparative Epidemiology uses a multidisciplinary approach with faculty from several departments and colleges at Michigan State University to conduct research in support of the design and implementation of effective disease control and prevention measures that will promote both animal and public health through risk analyses and collaboration with animal and public health officials.

John Kaneene, DVM, MPH, PhD, FAES, FAVES, is investigating epidemiology and control of zoonotic disease, disease dynamics between humans and animal populations, and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens (Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli). Kaneene is a University Distinguished Professor.

Paul Bartlett, MPH, DVM, PhD, researches human and animal epidemiology of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, the impact of antimicrobial usage on antimicrobial resistance in food animals, Vancomycin-resistant Enteroccoci and syndromic surveillance of foodborne pathogens, and bovine leukemia virus.

Julie Funk, DVM, MS, PhD, researches preharvest epidemiology of foodborne pathogens, agricultural antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance, and epidemiology of animal and zoonotic pathogens.

Jen Owen, PhD, is investigating the ecology of zoonotic diseases, behavioral ecology of migratory birds, and avian ecoimmunology and virology.

Jean Tsao, PhD, studies ticks, ixodes, Lyme disease, and Borrelia burgdorferi.

Bo Norby, CVM, MPVM, PhD, studies analytical epidemiology, the ecology and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in animal and human populations, and risk factors and intervention strategies for preharvest food safety in dairy cattle.

Andrew Huff, PhD, MS, is a multidisciplinary scientist conducting research in health monitoring technology, veterinary public health, and veterinary nosocomial emerging infectious diseases.