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Gustavo Machado, DVM, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor



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Dr. Gustavo Machado is a 2010 graduate of the Veterinary College at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. I completed a Master of Science in veterinary epidemiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) epidemiology in 2013.

Dr. Gustavo worked with computer scientists on the development of machine learning tools applied to epidemiology while pursuing his PhD in 2016. In 2016 he held a position as assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

He subsequently left after 9 months for a postdoctoral associate position in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department, at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Machado will be leading his research on transboundary epidemiology in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology.
Instituto de Pesquisas Veterinárias Desidério Finamor
Infectious Diseases
Currently my research is focused on the integration of biogeographic approaches and traditional spatiotemporal statistics for practical mapping the spread of infectious diseases, and forecasting disease emergence.
I am interested:
• Transboundary disease epidemiology
• Swine health
• Disease modeling and surveillance
• One health

Additional investigations include:
• The spatial and temporal dimensions of infectious disease outcomes within an environmental epidemiology framework with applications to health surveillance.
• Development epidemiological tools to investigate the occurrence and spread of animal infectious diseases, especially transboundary disease, providing science-based support for decision making with regard to prevention and control.

I have also dedicated my efforts on the development and application of spatiotemporal machine learning to animal health.