There is an important link between environmental, human, and animal health, and I
try to incorporate the concept of “One Health” into my teaching and research. I teach a
graduate course, Wildlife Diseases, and we discuss the links between domestic and wild
animal health, as well as human and environmental health. My current research interests
include infectious and zoonotic diseases of exotic pets and wildlife, and using wildlife
as sentinels for human health. 



Major Anthropogenic Causes for and Outcomes of Wild Animal Presentation to a Wildlife Clinic in East Tennessee, USA 2000-2001 (with Ashley N. Schenk), PLOS ONE (2014)

To determine the reasons for presentation and outcome of wildlife cases in East Tennessee, a...



Efficacy of common disinfectants and terbinafine in inactivating the growth of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in culture (with K K. Gold, P D. Reed, D A. Bemis, D L. Miller, and M J. Gray), Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2013)

Use of disinfectants by biologists, veterinarians, and zoological facilities is a standard biosecurity procedure to...



Pharmacokinetics of repeated oral administration of tramadol hydrochloride in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) (with Lillian Gerhardt and Sherry Cox), American Journal of Veterinary Research (2013)

Objective-To determine the pharmacokinetics of tramadol hydrochloride (30 mg/kg) following twice-daily oral administration in Hispaniolan...



Metal Accumulation and Health Effects in Raccoons (Procyon lotor) Associated with Coal Fly Ash Exposure (with Edward C. Ramsay and Robert L. Donnell), Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology (2013)

Approximately 5.4 million cubic yards of coal fly ash and water spilled into the Emory...



Episodic syncope caused by ventricular flutter in a tiger (Panthera tigris) (with D M. DeLillo and Sophy A. Jesty), Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (2013)

A captive, 9-yr-old castrated male tiger (Panthera tigris) from an exotic cat sanctuary and rescue...