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Cristina Lanzas

Associate Professor

Department of Population Health and Pathobiology


Dr. Cristina Lanzas joined the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology as Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease in January 2015. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at University of Tennessee and senior personnel at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis ( ). She received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain in 2000 and her M.Sc. (2003) and Ph.D. (2007) in Animal Sciences from Cornell University.


Doctor of Philosophy (2007)
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Master of Science (2003)
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Veterinary Medicine Degree (2000)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
With the highest honors


My research lab focus is the epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases in animal and human populations. We combine data, epidemiological analysis and mathematical models to study transmission mechanisms, and to identify and design control measures to reduce the public health burden associated with infectious diseases. We are particularly interested in understanding the role that the environment plays on transmission and the dissemination of antimicrobial resistant pathogens. Our program spans a range of pathogen-host systems including foodborne pathogens in farm animals and health-care associated diseases in humans.


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