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Paula Cray


Population Health and Pathobiology Department

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Dr. Paula J. Fedorka-Cray is currently the Head of the Population Health and Pathobiology Department at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC where the mission of the Department is to recruit, train, inspire, and graduate Doctors of Veterinary Medicine of exemplary knowledge, skill, and character. Formerly the Research Leader of the USDA-ARS Bacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit in Athens, GA, Dr. Fedorka-Cray spent over 23 years in the government studying the ecology, pathogenesis, and antimicrobial resistance of food borne pathogens.

She is most proud of her work as the Director of the animal arm of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) from its inception in 1996 through 2012 and the USDA VetNet program from 2004 through 2012. She holds a BS degree from the Pennsylvania State University, a MS degree from North Dakota State University (Bacteriology), a MAS degree from The Johns Hopkins University (Administration) and a PhD from the University of Nebraska Medical School (Veterinary Medical Sciences Interdisciplinary Area – Microbiology/Immunology). She has received 17 awards, over 200 invited presentations and authored or co-authored more than 180 peer reviewed publications.

Area(s) of Expertise

Global Health, Infectious Diseases


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