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Claudia Munoz-Zanzi

Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Assistant Professor

Contact information:
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
1300 S. Second Street , Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: (612) 626-2849
FAX: (612) 624-0315
Email: munozzan@umn.edu

Education
1988 - 1994 University of Concepcion, Chillan, Chile. School of Veterinary Medicine.
Degree: Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

1995 - 1997 University of California, Davis, USA.
Degree: Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM).

1997 - 2002 University of California, Davis, USA.
Degree: PhD in Epidemiology.

Professional employment
August 1994 - June 1995 Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine.
University of Concepcion, Chillan, Chile.
Position: Instructor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health.

February 2002 - September 2003 Dept. Veterinary Pathobiology. College of Veterinary Medicine. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Position: Epidemiology research associate / Visiting teaching associate.

October 2003 - May 2006 Department of Veterinary Population Medicine. University of Minnesota.
Position: Assistant professor.

August 2004 - Present Austral University, Valdivia, Chile.
Position: Adjunct professor of epidemiology.

June 2006 - Present Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health. University of Minnesota.
Position: Assistant professor.


Memberships and service
• Member, International Society of Infectious Diseases (2008 - Present)
• Member of the Executive Committee of the International Leptospirosis Society (2011 - Present)
• Consultant, Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network, WHO (2012-Present)
• Member, Toxoplasmosis Working Group, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBios) (2012 - Present)
• Member of the graduate faculty in the Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine Programs from the University of Minnesota.

Active grants
• Food production, food safety and the global food supply. USDA-NRI 11/1/06-8/31/13 (co-principal Investigator).
• Eco-Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Latin America: Understanding the dynamics of transmission within a community. NSF- EID 10/1/09-9/30/13 (Principal Investigator)
• RESPOND, Emerging Zoonotic Pandemics. USAID Cooperative Agreement (Faculty Expert).
• • Eco-epidemiology of leptospirosis. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - National Science Foundation 2/1/11 - 12/31/12 (Principal Investigator).
• University of Minnesota Agricultural Safety and Health Center: MRSA colonization and infection in swine veterinarians. NIOSH 9/30/11 - 9/29/14 (co-investigator)
• Social ecology of hantavirus in southern Chile. NIH 8/1/12 - 7/30/14 (Principal Investigator)
• Source attribution for human toxoplasmosis in communities from southern Chile. Global Spotlight Program, University of Minnesota. 7/1/12 - 6/30/14 (Principal Investigator)

Publications
1. † Muñoz, G., C. Muñoz-Zanzi, S. Cerda. 1995. Evaluation of the environmental health status in rural sectors of the province of Nuble, Bio-Bio region, Chile. Av Med Vet 10: 59-63.
2. † Muñoz, G., J. Lopez, C. Muñoz-Zanzi. 1996. Serological determination of prevalence of Leptospirosis and Brucellosis in people at risk. Agroc 12: 169-173.
3. Muñoz-Zanzi, C., M. Thurmond, D. Hird. 1999. Effect of weaning time and associated management practices on post-weaning chronic diarrhea in captive rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Lab Anim Sci 49:617-21.
4. Muñoz-Zanzi, C., W. Johnson, M. Thurmond, S. Hietala. 2000. Pooled-sample testing as a herd-screening tool for detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) persistently infected cattle. J Vet Diagn Invest 12: 195-203.
5. † Thurmond, M., C. Muñoz-Zanzi, S. Hietala. 2001. Effect of a calfhood vaccination program on bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) transmission under typical drylot conditions and exposures. J Am Vet Med Assoc 219: 968-975.
6. Rush, D., M. Thurmond, C. Muñoz-Zanzi, S. Hietala. 2001. Risk of bovine viral diarrhea virus post-natal infection in dairy cattle under typical management conditions. J Am Vet Med Assoc 219: 1426-1431.
7. Muñoz-Zanzi, C., M. Thurmond, S. Hietala, W. Johnson. 2002. Predicted ages of dairy calves when colostrum-derived bovine viral diarrhea virus antibodies would no longer offer protection against disease or interfere with vaccination. J Am Vet Med Assoc 221:678-685.
8. Thurmond, M., W. Johnson, C. Muñoz-Zanzi, S. Hietala. 2002. A method of probability assignment that applies Bayes theorem for use in serologic diagnostics, using an example of Neospora caninum infection in cattle. Am J Vet Res. 63: 318-325.
9. † Adaska, J., C. Muñoz-Zanzi, S. Hietala 2002. Evaluation of result variability using a commercial Johne's disease ELISA kit and repeat testing of samples. J Vet Diagn Invest. 14:423-426.
10. Muñoz-Zanzi, C., S. Hietala, M. Thurmond, W. Johnson. 2003. Quantification, risk factors, and health impact of natural congenital infection with bovine viral diarrhea virus in dairy calves. Am J Vet Res. 64: 358-365.
11. Muñoz-Zanzi, C., M. Thurmond, S. Hietala. 2004. Effect of bovine viral diarrhea virus infection on fertility for the first pregnancy of dairy heifers. Theriogenol. 61:1085-1099.
12. † Maherchandani, S., C. Muñoz-Zanzi, D. Patnayak, Y. Malik, S. Goyal. 2004. The effect of pooling sera on the detection of avian pneumovirus antibodies. J Vet Diagn Invest. 16: 497-502.
13. † Maherchandani, S., D. Patnayak, C. Muñoz-Zanzi, D. Lauer, S. Goyal. 2005. Evaluation of five different antigens in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of avian pneumovirus antibodies. J Vet Diagn Invest. 17:16-22.
14. † Hermann, J.R., C.A. Munoz-Zanzi, M.B. Roof, K. Burkhart, J.J. Zimmerman. 2005. Probability of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus infection as a function of exposure route and dose. Vet Microbiol.110:7-16.
15. † Reicks, D., C. Muñoz-Zanzi, W. Mengeling, J. Christopher-Hennings, K. Lager, D. Polson, S. Dee, K. Rossow. 2005. Timeline of PRRS virus detection in boars during the first six days after infection. J Swine Health Prod. 14:35-41.
16. Muñoz-Zanzi, C., W. Johnson, M. Thurmond. 2006. Least-cost and overall sensitivity and specificity of pooled-sample testing for low prevalence diseases in food animals. Prev Vet Med. 74: 309-322.
17. Hermann J, S. Hoff, C. Munoz-Zanzi, K.J. Yoon, M.Roof, A. Burkhardt, J. Zimmerman. 2007. Effect of temperature and relative humidity on the stability of infectious porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in aerosols.Vet Res.38:81-93.
18. † Reicks, D., C. Muñoz-Zanzi, K. Rossow. A new bleeding technique for routine monitoring of boars for PRRS virus using PCR. J Swine Health Prod. 2006;14:258-264.
19. Mondaca-Fernández,E., T. Meyns, C. Muñoz-Zanzi, C. Trincado, RB. Morrison. Experimental quantification of the transmission of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Can J Vet Res 2007; 71:157-159.
20. * Rovira, A., D. Reicks, C. Munoz-Zanzi. Evaluation of surveillance protocols for detecting porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus infection in boar studs by simulation modeling. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2007; 19:492-501.
21. * Rovira, A. T. Clement, J. Christopher-Hennings, B. Thompson, M. Eagle, D. Reicks, C. Munoz-Zanzi. Evaluation of the sensitivity of PCR to detect PRRSV on individual and pooled samples from boars during acute infection. J Vet Diagn Invet. 2007; 19:502-509.
22. †Tavornpanich, S., C. Muñoz-Zanzi, S. Wells, E. Raizman, I. Gardner. Simulation modeling of testing strategies for initial detection of paratuberculosis-infected herds. Prev Vet Med. 2008; 83: 65-82.
23. * Lukas, JM., C. Munoz-Zanzi, ML Kinsel, JK Reneau. Bulk tank SCC variation and SPC: Consistency index as a field measure of bulk tank SCC variation. J Dairy Science. 2008; 91: 433-441.
24. * Rovira, A., J.P. Cano, C. Munoz-Zanzi. Feasibility of pooled-sample testing for the detection of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus antibodies on serum samples by ELISA. Vet Microbiol. 2008; 130:60-68.
25. * Schefers, J., C. Munoz-Zanzi, J.E. Collins, S. M. Goyal, T.R. Ames. Serological evaluation of precolostral serum samples to detect bovine viral diarrhea virus infections in large commercial dairy herds. J Vet Diagn Invest 2008. 20: 625-628.
26. Hermann, J., C. Munoz-Zanzi, J. Zimmerman. A method to provide improved dose-response estimates for airborne pathogens in animals: An example using porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus Vet Microbiol 2009. 133:297-302.
27. Munoz-Zanzi, C., D. Trampel, T. Hanson, A. Cortinas, S. Goyal, K. Harrison, D. Lauer. Field estimation of the diagnostic specificity of an ELISA for avian pneumovirus antibodies in turkeys. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2009; 2: 240-243.
28. *Rovira A., M. Murtaugh, J. Abrahante, C. Munoz-Zanzi. Reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification for the detection of Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. J Vet Diagn Invest, 2009; 21: 350-354.
29. Sharkey, L., R. Davies, S. Torres, K. Gjevre, C. Munoz-Zanzi. Breed-associated variability in serum biochemical analytes in four large breed dogs. Vet Clin Pathol. 2009; 38:375-380.
30. * Lukas,J., J. K. Reneau, R. Wallace, D. Hawkins, C. Munoz-Zanzi. A novel method of analyzing daily milk production and electrical conductivity to predict disease onset. J. Dairy Sci. 2009; 92:5964-5976.
31. Jacobs, A.C., J.R. Hermann, C. Muñoz-Zanzi, J.R. Prickett, M.B. Roof, K.-J. Yoon, J.J. Zimmerman. Stability of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus at ambient temperatures. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2010; 22:257-260.
32. Muñoz-Zanzi, C., P. Fry, B. Lesina, D. Hill. Toxoplasma gondii oocyst-specific antibodies and source of infection. Emerg Inf Dis. 2010; 16:1591-1593.
33. * Sepúlveda, M., C. Muñoz-Zanzi , C. Rosenfeld, C. Jara, K. Pelican, D. Hill. Toxoplasma gondii in feral American minks at the Maullin river, Chile. Vet Parasitol. 2011; 175:60-65.
34. Hill, D., C. Coss, J. P. Dubey, K. Wroblewski, M. Sautter, T. Hosten, C. Munoz-Zanzi, E. Mui, S. Withers, K. Boyer, G. Hermes, J. Coyne, F. Jagdis, A. Burnett, P. McLeod, H. Morton, D. Robinson, R. McLeod and Toxoplasmosis Study Group. Identification of a sporozoite-specific antigen from Toxoplasma gondii. J Parasitol. 2011; 97:328-337
35. * Raizman, EA, S. Wells, C. Munoz-Zanzi, S. Tavornpanich. Estimated within-herd prevalence of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis in a sample of Minnesota dairy herds using bacterial culture of pooled fecal samples. Can J Vet Res. 2011; 75:112-116.
36. Muñoz-Zanzi, C., Tamayo R., Balboa, J., Hill, D. Detection of oocyst-associated toxoplasmosis in swine from Southern Chile. Zoonoses Public Health. In Press.
37. * Sepulveda, M., M. Seguel, M. Alvarado-Rybak, C. Verdugo, C. Muñoz-Zanzi, R. Tamayo. Post-mortem findings in a South American sea lion (Otaria byronia) urban colony. J Comparative Pathol. Submitted.
38. Muñoz-Zanzi, C., J. Williams-Nguyen. E. Belongia. Sero-prevalence of leptospirosis and toxoplasmosis in children from Wisconsin. Emerging Inf Dis. Submitted.
39. †Allwood, P., C. Muñoz-Zanzi, M. Chang, PD. Brown. Epidemiological investigation of households with history of leptospirosis cases in Jamaica following outbreaks in 2005 and 2007. J Trop Med Hygiene. Submitted
* indicates papers from advisees. † indicates paper as a coauthor with major contribution in statistical analysis and manuscript writing.


Students

Current students

Melissa Riedesel
PhD student. Epidemiology Graduate Program. School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Meghan Mason
PhD student. Epidemiology Graduate Program. School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Bozena Morawski
PhD student. Epidemiology Graduate Program. School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Ashley Bekolay
MPH student. Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Dongsul Kim
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Francisco Mimica
MSc student. Epidemiology Graduate Program. Universidad of Chile, Chile (co-advisor)

Sarah Blau
Undergraduate student. Global Health Program. Macalester College, Minnesota.

Brooke Higgins
Undergraduate student. CBS Honors Thesis, University of Minnesota.

Past Students

Albert Rovira
PhD student, Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program. Albert graduated in October 2007 and is currently a clinical assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.

Jeremy Smith
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. May 2008

Kristen Harrison
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. June 2008

Katherine Harrison
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. September 2008

Naomi Lodges
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. December 2008

Trisha McDonald
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. December 2008

Christopher Tate
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. November 2009

Mary Mauzy
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. April 2010

Kristin Shaw
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. September 2010

Katie Tastad
MPH in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. October 2010

Cyndy Adams
MPH Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. February 2011

Jessica Williams-Nguyen
MPH Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. June 2012

Casey Gradick
MPH Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. June 2012

Latest News

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