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Research Interests

My research focuses on the mathematical and statistical modeling of disease, with an emphasis on co-infections, co-morbidity, and control.


I teach Principles and Methods of Epidemiology, PATH 517, every fall. I also lead the discussion-based Epidemiology/Parasitology Seminar, PATH 527, most semesters, with a changing topic each semester. I am available for independent studies related to epidemiology and disease modeling.



Education/Academic qualification

epidemiology, PhD, Cornell University

biosecurity and risk analysis, MS, Kansas State University

veterinary, DVM, Cornell University


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • epidemiology
  • disease modeling
  • data analysis

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 49 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Review article

Assessment of the bovine tuberculosis elimination protocol in the United States

Verteramo Chiu, L. J., Tauer, L. W., Smith, R. L. & Grohn, Y. T., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 3, p. 2384-2400 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bovine Tuberculosis
bovine tuberculosis
United States Department of Agriculture

Florida arsenic distribution index: Quantifying the distribution of past and present arsenic usage

Scott-Richardson, M., O’Hara Ruiz, M. & Smith, R. L., Mar 1 2019, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 16, 5, 744.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Hormone variability and hot flash experience: Results from the midlife women's health study

Chiang, C., Gallicchio, L., Zacur, H., Miller, S., Flaws, J. A. & Smith, R. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Maturitas. 119, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hot Flashes
Women's Health

The spread of bovine tuberculosis in Canadian shared pastures: Data, model, and simulations

Rossi, G., Aubry, P., Dubé, C. & Smith, R. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 66, 1, p. 562-577 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bovine Tuberculosis
bovine tuberculosis
Disease Outbreaks

A data-driven individual-based model of infectious disease in livestock operation: A validation study for paratuberculosis

Al-Mamun, M. A., Smith, R. L., Nigsch, A., Schukken, Y. H. & Gröhn, Y. T., Dec 1 2018, In : PloS one. 13, 12, e0203177.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Validation Studies



Smith, R. L. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dec 15 2017