Department of Population Health, Food Animal Health and Management, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
Interim Department Head of Population Health, Professor

Research Interests

  • Analytical epidemiology and applied biostatistics
  • Bovine respiratory disease
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry

Educational Background

  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, 2006
  • MS, Biomedical Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2001
  • DVM, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1994
  • BS, Chemistry, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, 1990

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (2004 – Present)
  • Certified, ACVPM Epidemiology Specialty (2005 – Present)

Teaching Experience

  • POPH 8310L Population Health Statistics I
  • POPH 8320L Population Health Statistics II
  • POPH 8900 Problems in Population Health: Introduction to Epidemiology
  • POPH 6160 Special Problems in Food Animal Medicine: Clinical Study Design
  • POPH 6250 Directed Studies in Food Animal Clinical Research

Courses Taught as Team Instructor

  • POPH 6230 Problems in Epidemiology and Statistics
  • IDIS 8010 Advanced Topics in Infectious Diseases

Selected Publications

Publications by Dr. Berghaus are found on PubMed.

  • Alvarez-Navaez S, Huber L, Giguere S, Hart K, Berghaus R, Sanchez S, Cohen N. Epidemiology and molecular basis of multidrug resistance in Rhodococcus equi. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 2021; 85(2):e00011-21. doi:10.1128/MMBR.00011-21.
  • Jones MK, Da Costa M, Hofacre CL, Cookson K, Schaeffer J, Barker A, Dickson J, Berghaus RD. Evaluation of a modified-live Salmonella Typhimurium vaccination efficacy against Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis in broiler chickens at processing age. J Appl Poult Res 2021; 30(2):1001156. doi:10.1016/j.japr.2021.100156.
  • Macpherson ML, Giguere S, Pozor MA, Burden CA, Berghaus LJ, Berghaus RD, Varner JC, Hayna JT, Benson SM, Randell SA, Lyle SK, Kelleman AA, Hart KA, Mallicote MF, Horohov DW. Evidence for anti-inflammatory effects of firocoxib administered to mares with experimentally-induced placentitis. Am J Repro Immunol 2021; 00:e13396. doi:10.1111/aji.13396.
  • Nicholds JF, McQuain C, Hofacre CL, Mathis GF, Telg BE, Montoya AF, Williams SM, Berghaus RD, Jones MK. The effect of different species of Eimeria with Clostridium perfringens on performance parameters and induction of clinical necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens. Avian Dis 2020; 65(1):132-137. doi: 10.1637/aviandiseases-D-20-00106.
  • Adkins ML, Rollin E, Heins BD, Berghaus RD, Credille BC. Evaluation of serum metabolic parameters as predictors of bovine respiratory disease events in high-risk beef stocker calves. Bov Pract 2020; 54(1):9-16.
  • Jerry C, Stallknecht D, Leyson C, Berghaus R, Jordan B, Pantin-Jackwood M, Hitchener G, Franca M. Recombinant hemagglutinin glycoproteins provide insight into binding to host cells by H5 influenza viruses in wild and domestic birds. Virology 2020; 550:8-20. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2020.08.001.Arnold-Lehna
  • Arnold-Lehna D, Venner M, Berghaus L, Berghaus R, Giguere S. Changing policy to treat foals with Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in the later course of disease decreases antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate. Equine Vet J 2020; 52(4):531-537. doi:10.1111/evj.13219.

Book Chapters

  • Berghaus RD and Stewart-Brown B. Public health significance of poultry diseases. In: Diseases of Poultry, 14th Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, Iowa 2020.

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