Outreach and engagment

Translating science to action

At the VanderWaal lab, we endeavor to communicate scientific outputs to industry and the community at large through different avenues

Conferences and seminars



  • American Association of Swine Veterinarians 2021

    • Lessons learned from plant closures, testing employees, and modelling outbreaks

    • Estimating viral population size of PRRSV sub-lineages based on genetic diversity

    • Estimating farm-level reproduction numbers for PRRSV using sequence-based transmission tree analysis

    • Feeder pig movements as a potential driver of the spread of PRRS lineage 1 viruses in the US



  • Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases 2020

    • Forecasting PEDV outbreaks at the farm-level in the U.S. swine industry

    • Estimating farm-level reproductive numbers for PRRSV using sequence-based transmission tree analysis

    • Molecular surveillance of foot-and-mouth disease virus at slaughterhouses in Vietnam

    • Tracking the dispersal of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus in Uganda using novel phylodynamic methods

    • Drivers of antimicrobial use in pastoral communities in Kenya

    • Role of animal movements in PRRS spread in the U.S. swine industry



  • Alen D Leman Conference 2019

    • Dynamics of PRRSV in the US over the past decade: a molecular epidemiology perspective.

    • Forecasting outbreaks of PEDV.