Title: Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiologist. Director: Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory
For over 12 yrs Dr Mateus has served as the director of the Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey. Her program integrates field research with experimental and observational epidemiological studies on wildlife populations in their natural habitats; monitors and quantifies disease events in natural ecosystems; identifies risk factors associated with disease occurrence, persistence and transmission and evaluates the impact of diseases in the conservation and preservation of native species.
Her work integrates conservation at the interface of wildlife-livestock and human health. The laboratory builds on innovative multidisciplinary partnerships that serve to the expansion of scientific knowledge and skills in the benefit of ecosystem, populations and global health.
Some of her activities include advising, co-advising and supervising undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral research associates. Routine activities of her research team range from laboratory to ecosystem based/field data collection and data analysis. Integration of the health of the environment, animals and humans is embedded in her work and the culture of her research program.
She is responsible for planning, developing, and conducting multidisciplinary field and laboratory-oriented research on wildlife disease ecology. Her work has direct application to human, animal and ecosystem health, conservation and management of natural resources.
Her research applies epidemiological theory to native and nonnative species in natural systems. It thrives to understand the impact of diseases in wildlife populations and the role of natural levels of biodiversity in mediating the persistence of pathogens in the environment. Her program guides applied adaptive management strategies that take into account restoration, conservation and ecosystem health. Mitigating diseases at the interface of wildlife, human and livestock health, and evaluating environmental epidemiological variables are common activities in her research.
YOUR DONATIONS SUPPORT OUR MISSION AND OUR STUDENTS - : You can write your check to the University of Illinois. On the Check-Memo-Line add: Mateus-P. research program. Mail your check to: Illinois Natural History Survey. Attn: Dr Mateus-Pinilla. 1816 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Donations are tax deductible- THANK YOU
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Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, Amy C Kelly, William M Brown, Jan E Novakofski, Nohra E Mateus-Pinilla. (2013) Influence of landscape factors and management decisions on spatial and temporal patterns of the transmission of chronic wasting disease transmission in white-tailed deer. Geospatial Health 8(1), 2013, pp 215-227
Kelly, A., Mateus-Pinilla, N., Brown, W., Ruiz, M.O., Douglas, M., Douglas, M., Shelton, P., Beissel, T., Novakofski, J. (2013). Genetic Assessment of Environmental Features that Influence Deer Dispersal: Implications for Prion Infected Populations. In press.
Manjerovic, M.B., Green, M.L., Mateus-Pinilla N.E., Novakofski. J. (2013). The importance of localized culling in stabilizing chronic wasting disease prevalence in white-tailed deer populations Original Research Article
Carpenter SK, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Singh K, Lehner A, Satterthwaite-Phillips D, Bluett RD, Rivera NA, Novakofski JE. (2013). River otters as biomonitors for organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, and PBDEs in Illinois. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2013 Oct 9. doi:pii: S0147-6513(13)00340-0. 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.07.028. [Epub ahead of print]
Mateus-Pinilla, N., Weng, H. Y., Ruiz, M. O., Shelton, P., & Novakofski, J. (2013). Evaluation of a wild white-tailed deer population management program for controlling chronic wasting disease in Illinois, 2003-2008. Preventive veterinary medicine. 110(3-4): 541-548
Rydzewski J., Mateues-Pinilla N. E., Warner R.E., Nelson J.A., and T.C. Velat. 2012. Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) distribution surveys in the Chicago metropolitan region. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49(4):955-9
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Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Post-Doc. (2001) Veterinary Production Medicine; University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
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