Corrie Brown

Anatomic Pathology, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, University Professor


  • Evolutionary Medicine


Research Interests

  • Pathogenesis of disease in food-producing animals
  • Emerging diseases
  • Diagnostic infrastructure in developing countries

Educational Background

  • DVM (1981) University of Guelph
  • PhD (1986) University of California at Davis
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists


  • ​Associate Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2009-present
  • Editorial Board, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2007-present
  • Editorial Board, Zoonoses and Public Health, 2006-present
  • National Academics of Science & Medicine, Food & Agriculture Research Breakthroughs to 2030, Panel Member 2017
  • Institute of Medicine, Committee Member, Committee on Achieving
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Board of Scientific Counselors, 2005-2007
  • United States Animal Health Association Foreign Animal Disease Committee, Vice-Chair, 1999-2004; Chair, 2004-2008
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Livestock Expert Advisory Panel, 2011

Teaching Experience

  • General pathology
  • Systemic pathology
  • International veterinary medicine

Selected Publications

  • Ecco R, Susta L, Afonso CL, Miller PJ, Brown CC. Neurological lesions in chickens experimentally infected with virulent Newcastle disease virus isolates. Avian Pathology, 40(2):145-152, 2011
  • Brown CC. Transboundary diseases of goats (invited). Small Ruminant Research, 98(1-3): 21-26, 2011
  • Susta L, Miller PJ, Afonso CL, Brown CC. Clinicopathological characterization in poultry of three strains of Newcastle disease virus isolated from recent outbreaks, Veterinary Pathology, 48(2):349-360, 2011
  • Ecco R, Brown CC, Susta L, Cagle C, Cornax I, Pantin-Jackwood M, Miller PJ, Afonso CL. In vivo transcriptional cytokine responses and association with clinical and pathological outcomes in chickens infected with different Newcastle disease virus isolates using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 141(3-4):221-9, 2011, doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2011.03.002, 2011
  • Reis Jr. JL, Rodriguez LL, Mead DG, Smoliga G, Brown CC. Lesion development and replication kinetics during early infection in cattle inoculated with Vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus via scarification and black fly (Simulium vittatum) bite. doi: 10.1177/0300985810381247Veterinary Pathology, 48(3):547-557, 2011
  • Susta L, Miller PJ, Afonso CL, Estevez C, Yu Q, Zhang J, Brown CC. Pathogenicity evaluation of different Newcastle disease virus chimeras in 4-week-old chickens. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 42:1785-1795, 2010
  • Stein LT, Rech RR, Harrison L, Brown CC. Immunohistochemical study of rabies virus within the central nervous system of domestic and wildlife species. Veterinary Pathology, 2010 Jul;47(4):630-3.
  • Brown CC. Emerging diseases: the global express. Veterinary Pathology 47(1):9-14, 2010
  • Arzt J, White WR, Thomsen BV, Brown CC. Agricultural diseases on the move early in the third millennium. Veterinary Pathology 47(1):15-27, 2010
  • Brown CC. Essential veterinary education in the cultural, political and biological complexities of international trade. Rev sci tech Off int Epiz 28(2):519-524, 2009
  • Susta L, Torres-Velez F, Zhang J, Brown CC. An in situ and immunohistochemical study of cytauxzoonosis in domestic cats. Veterinary Pathology, 46(6):1197-1204, 2009
  • Reis J, Mead D, Rodriguez L, Brown CC. Transmission and pathogenesis of vesicular stomatitis viruses: A review. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 2:49-58, 2009
  • Brown CC, Franz DR. Making foreign engagements sustainable: it’s personal. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2016 Sep 15;249(6):596-7. doi: 10.2460/javma.249.6.596
  • Cardenas-Garcia S, Dunwoody RP, Marcano V, Diel DG, Williams RJ, Gogal RM, Jr., Brown CC, Miller PJ, Afonso CL. Effects of Chicken Interferon Gamma on Newcastle Disease Virus Vaccine Immunogenicity. PLoS ONE 2016 11(7): e0159153.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159153
  • Pandarangga P, Brown CC, Miller PJ, Haddas R, Rehmani SF, Afonso CL, Susta L. Pathogenesis of new strains of Newcastle Disease Virus From Israel and Pakistan. Vet Pathol, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0300985815622972
  • Susta L, Diel DG, Courtney S, Garcia SC, Sundick RS, Miller PJ, Brown CC, Afonso CL. Expression of chicken interleukin-2 by a highly virulent strain of Newcastle disease leads to decreased systemic viral load but does not significantly affect mortality in chickens. Virology, 2015 Aug 8;12:122. doi: 10.1186/s12985-015-0353-x.
  • Moura VMBD, Susta L, Cardenas-Garcia S, Stanton JB, Miller PJ, Afonso CL, Brown CC. Neuropathogenic capacity of lentogenic, mesogenic and velogenic Newcastle disease virus strains in day-old chickens. Veterinary Pathology, 2015 pii: 0300985815600504
  • Hollier PJ, Brown CC, Walters BE, Poppe JL. Global Animal Health Engagement: Augmenting Military and Professional Veterinary Competencies Toward Effective Support of Peace and Stability Operations. Peace Stability Journal, 4(4):11-15, 2014
  • DeCesaro M, Pierezan F, Heins B, Brown C. Bovine cryptosporidiosis, Pathology in Practice. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 244(1):53-5, 2014 doi: 10.2460/javma.244.1.53, 2014
  • Hollier PJ, Fathke RL, Brown CC. The veterinary profession and precarious values. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 244(10):1130-1132, 2014
  • Brown CC, Garin-Bastuji B, Ziay G, Hayajneh W, Al-Fuqaha S, Hemida H, Otify Y, Hailat K, Alkhlouf S, Hailat N. Improving the diagnostic capacities of brucellosis, enhancing the vaccination and control strategies in the Middle East and North Africa.
    Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 34(2):263-264, 2014
  • Dale E, Brown CC. Zoonotic Diseases from Poultry. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 6(2):76-82, 2013
  • Graham T, McDermott J, Turk J, Brown CC. Preparing veterinarians for work in resource-poor settings. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 243(11):1523-1528, 2013
  • Brown CC, Sullivan L, Dufour-Zavala L, Kulkarni A, Williams SM, Susta L, Zhang J, Sellers H. Presence of APMV-1 through immunohistochemistry in tracheas of experimentally and naturally infected chickens. Avian Diseases, 57:36-40, 2013
  • Page-Karjian A, Torres F, Zhang J, Rivera S, Diez C, Moore PA, Moore D, Brown C. Presence of CFPHV in tumored and non-tumored green turtles, as detected by PCR, in endemic and non-endemic aggregations, Puerto Rico. SpringerPlus, 2013, 1:35-50. DOI: 10.1186/2193-1801-1-35
  • Cattoli G, Susta L, Terregino C, Brown CC. Newcastle disease: A review of field recognition and current methods of laboratory control. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 23(4):637-656, 2011
  • Brown CC, Harvey SB, Stiles D. Using a Natural Abilities Battery for Academic and Career Guidance – a Ten-year Study. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 38(3):270-7, 2011
  • Additional publications by Dr. Brown may be found on PubMed.