DVM/Masters of Public Health Program
Below are examples of capstone projects for the DVM/MPH program:
"Predictors of Antibiotic Resistance in Apes and Exotic Felids at Lincoln Park Zoo."
"Wildlife-Human Interactions and Zoonotic Disease Transmission: The Case for Monekypox."
"Mosquito production in previous West Nile virus "hot spots" in suburban Chicago."
"Prevalence of human and canine blastomycosis in Illinois countiesfrom 2001-2007."
"The 21st Century Healthy Communities Project; Health Assessment in Stephenson County, IL, 2008."
"The prevalence of MRSA in healthy horses and their human contacts."
"Risk factors for nasal carriage of MRSA species in veterinary personnel and their pets."
"Distribution and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Enterococcus spp. in wild birds residing on cattle operations in Central Illinois."
"Ethno-veterinary practices and livestock health and welfare among pastoralists in Rajasthan, India."
"Molecular phylogenetic analysis of a geographically and temporally matched set of Candida albicans isolates from humans and non-migratory wildlife in central illinois."
"Demographics, Resources, and Health Indicators of Pastoralists in Rajasthan, India 2008."
Summary: I traveled to the Pali District of Rajasthan, India to survey pastoralists on demographic factors (education, family size, water sources, etc.), resources (number of animals owned, how animals are used), and health indicators (access to medical and veterinary care, use of traditional medicine, hygienic standards used while working with animals and animal products). The results of the surveys and my personal observations will be combined and analyzed.