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Cristina Lanzas, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Infectious Disease

Contact:

clanzas@ncsu.edu
Office: 919.513.6202
Lab: Lanzas Lab
Lab Phone: 919.513.6202

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 ( www.nimbios.org ). 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.
Lab: www.lanzaslab.org
Certifications
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
Infectious Diseases
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.

  • 2015. Complex system modeling for veterinary epidemiology.Lanzas, C., and Chen, S. | Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 118: 207-214
  • 2014. Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Epitope Accurate Prediction by Sparse Representation.Aguilar-Bonavides, C., Sanchez-Arias, R., Lanzas, C. | BioData Minding, 7:23
  • 2014. Effectiveness of screening hospital admissions for colonization in reducing Clostridium difficile transmission: a modeling evaluation.Lanzas, C and Dubberke, E. | Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35: 1043-1050
  • 2014. A highly dynamic animal contact network and implications on disease transmission.Chen, S., White, B., Sanderson, M., Amrine, D., Ilany, A., Lanzas, C. | Nature Scientific Reports, 4:, 4472
  • 2013. Temporal-spatial heterogeneity in animal-environment contact: implications for the exposure and transmission of pathogens.Chen, S., Sanderson, M., White, B., Amrine, D., Lanzas, C. | Nature Scientific Reports, 2.286111111
  • 2013. Evaluation of the “Iceberg phenomenon” in Johne's disease through mathematical modelling.Magombedze, G., Ngonghala, C., Lanzas, C. | PLoS ONE. 8: e76636
  • 2013.Modelling dynamics of plasmid-gene mediated antimicrobial resistance in enteric bacteria using stochastic differential equations.Volkova, V. V., Lu., Z., Lanzas, C., Scott, H.M., Gröhn, Y.T. | Nature Scientific Reports, 3:, 2463
  • 2013. Evaluating targets for control of plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance in enteric commensals of beef cattle: modeling approach.Volkova, V. V., Lu., Z., Lanzas, C., Gröhn, Y.T. | Epidemiology and Infection 141: 2294-2312
  • 2013. Investigating effects of between- and within- host variability on Escherichia coli O157 shedding pattern and transmission.Chen, S., Sanderson, M., Lanzas, C. | Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 109: 47-57
  • 2012. Mathematical model of plasmid-mediated resistance to ceftiofur in commensal enteric Escherichia coli of cattle.Volkova, V. V., Lanzas, C., Lu, Z., Gröhn, Y.T. | PLoS ONE. 7: e367
  • 2011. Epidemiological model for Clostridium difficile transmission in health care settings.Lanzas, C., Dubberke, E.R,, Lu, Z., Reske, K.A., Gröhn, Y.T. | Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 32: 553-561
  • 2011. Mathematical modeling of the transmission and control of foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial resistance at preharvest.Lanzas, C., Lu, Z., Gröhn, Y.T. | Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 8: 1-10
  • 2011. The ecology and pathobiology of Clostridium difficile infections: an interdisciplinary challenge.Dubberke, E. R., Haslam, D. B., Lanzas, C., Bobo, L. D., Burnham, C. D., Gröhn, Y. T., Tarr. P. I. | Zoonoses and Public Health, 58: 4-20
  • 2010. Transmission dynamics of a multi-drug resistant Salmonella typhimurium outbreak in a dairy farm.Lanzas, C., Warnick, L. D., James, K. L., Wright, E. M., Wiedmann, M. and Gröhn, Y. T., | Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 7: 467-474
  • 2010. Model or meal? Farm animal populations as models for infectious diseases of humans.1. Lanzas, C., Ayscue, P., Ivanek, R., Gröhn, Y.T. | Nature Reviews Microbiology, 8:139-148
  • 2015. Complex system modeling for veterinary epidemiology.Lanzas, C., and Chen, S. | Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 118: 207-214
  • 2014. Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Epitope Accurate Prediction by Sparse Representation.Aguilar-Bonavides, C., Sanchez-Arias, R., Lanzas, C. | BioData Minding, 7:23
  • 2014. Effectiveness of screening hospital admissions for colonization in reducing Clostridium difficile transmission: a modeling evaluation.Lanzas, C and Dubberke, E. | Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35: 1043-1050
  • 2014. A highly dynamic animal contact network and implications on disease transmission.Chen, S., White, B., Sanderson, M., Amrine, D., Ilany, A., Lanzas, C. | Nature Scientific Reports, 4:, 4472
  • 2013. Temporal-spatial heterogeneity in animal-environment contact: implications for the exposure and transmission of pathogens.Chen, S., Sanderson, M., White, B., Amrine, D., Lanzas, C. | Nature Scientific Reports, 2.286111111
  • 2013. Investigating effects of between- and within- host variability on Escherichia coli O157 shedding pattern and transmission.Chen, S., Sanderson, M., Lanzas, C. | Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 109: 47-57
  • (2015) Spatial-temporal dynamics of high-resolution animal networks: What can we learn from domestic animals?Chen, S., Ilany, A., White, B., Sanderson, M., Lanzas, C. | PLoS ONE 10: e0129253