Jose Pablo Gomez-Vazquez

Pablo is a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS). His research interest includes spatio-temporal modeling of infectious diseases. Pablo earned his DVM in Mexico, and his MPVM and PhD at UC Davis. During the last couple of years, he has been working with methods for analysis and modeling of complex systems (i.e. network theory and agent based modeling). He is interested in the development of open intuitive and open access frameworks that can be used for disease surveillance and risk communication.

Jerome Baron

Jerome earned his PhD from the University of California, Davis, working in CADMS. His thesis focused on analysing rabies surveillance data in Cambodia and creating disease spread models. During his time at CADMS he also conducted a project on analysing trade networks in the Argentine swine industry. He currently works as an epidemiologist at the National Veterinary Institute of Sweden where his main project focuses on estimating the freedom probability for Chronic Wasting Disease in reindeer and modelling its spread in the case of introduction.


Shadira Gordon

Obtained her DVM from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2019, and her MPVM from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in 2022. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Group in Epidemiology at UC Davis and a graduate student researcher in the Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS). In partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), she is working on a user-friendly risk assessment tool to better prevent and control Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy in the U.S. Her main interests are creating strategies for emerging zoonotic threats preparedness, improving global disease surveillance systems, and preventing and controlling infectious diseases through a One Health approach. email: