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Renata Ivanek-Miojevic

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

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Department: VIBS

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  • Ph.D. Comparative Biomedical Sciences (Epidemiology), Cornell University 2008
  • M.S. Veterinary Epidemiology, LSHTM & Royal Vet. College, University of London 2001
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Vet. Med.,University of Zagreb,Croatia 1997


  • Biomedical Genomics
  • Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Veterinary Public Health

Interdisciplinary Activities

  • Epidemiology
  • Food Safety

Scholarly Interests

Epidemiology and ecology of infectious and foodborne diseases; Addressing methodological research needs in epidemiology and ecology; Research at the interface between empirical and theoretical approaches to identify measures that would protect public and animal health; Analytical epidemiology; Mathematical modeling; Spatial epidemiology; Public health; Food safety; Risk assessment; Microarray analysis; Listeria monocytogenes; Escherichia coli; Salmonella spp.


Evolution of the Stx2-encoding prophage in persistent bovine Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains.
Park D, Stanton E, Ciezki K, Parrell D, Bozile M, Pike D, Forst SA, Jeong KC, Ivanek R, Döpfer D, Kaspar CW.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Mar; 79(5):1563-72.
PMID: 23275514 [PubMed - in process]
Understanding the role of cleaning in the control of Salmonella Typhimurium in grower-finisher pigs: a modelling approach.
Gautam R, Lahodny G, Bani-Yaghoub M, Morley PS, Ivanek R.
Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Aug; :1-16.
PMID: 23920341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Effectiveness of environmental decontamination as an infection control measure.
Bani-Yaghoub M, Gautam R, Döpfer D, Kaspar CW, Ivanek R.
Epidemiol Infect. 2012 Mar; 140(3):542-53.
PMID: 21676360 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Salmonella fecal shedding and immune responses are dose- and serotype- dependent in pigs.
Ivanek R, Österberg J, Gautam R, Sternberg Lewerin S.
PLoS One. 2012 ; 7(4):e34660.
PMID: 22523553 [PubMed - in process]
Estimating the non-monetary burden of neurocysticercosis in Mexico.
Bhattarai R, Budke CM, Carabin H, Proaño JV, Flores-Rivera J, Corona T, Ivanek R, Snowden KF, Flisser A.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 ; 6(2):e1521.
PMID: 22363827 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Spatio-temporal epidemiology of Tritrichomonas foetus infection in Texas bulls based on state-wide diagnostic laboratory data.
Szonyi B, Srinath I, Schwartz A, Clavijo A, Ivanek R.
Vet Parasitol. 2012 May; 186(3-4):450-5.
PMID: 22192771 [PubMed - in process]
Effect of a multi-species synbiotic formulation on fecal bacterial microbiota of healthy cats and dogs as evaluated by pyrosequencing.
Garcia-Mazcorro JF, Lanerie DJ, Dowd SE, Paddock CG, Grützner N, Steiner JM, Ivanek R, Suchodolski JS.
FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2011 Dec; 78(3):542-54.
PMID: 22067056 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Comparison of public health impact of Listeria monocytogenes product-to-product and environment-to-product contamination of deli meats at retail.
Pradhan AK, Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Bukowski R, Wiedmann M.
J Food Prot. 2011 Nov; 74(11):1860-8.
PMID: 22054186 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
A high-throughput open-array qPCR gene panel to identify, virulotype, and subtype O157 and non-O157 enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.
Gonzales TK, Kulow M, Park DJ, Kaspar CW, Anklam KS, Pertzborn KM, Kerrish KD, Ivanek R, Döpfer D.
Mol Cell Probes. 2011 Oct; 25(5-6):222-30.
PMID: 21925264 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Modeling the effect of seasonal variation in ambient temperature on the transmission dynamics of a pathogen with a free-living stage: example of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in a dairy herd.
Gautam R, Bani-Yaghoub M, Neill WH, Döpfer D, Kaspar C, Ivanek R.
Prev Vet Med. 2011 Oct; 102(1):10-21.
PMID: 21764472 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Quality of life in patients with neurocysticercosis in Mexico.
Bhattarai R, Budke CM, Carabin H, Proaño JV, Flores-Rivera J, Corona T, Cowan LD, Ivanek R, Snowden KF, Flisser A.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 May; 84(5):782-6.
PMID: 21540389 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Quantitative risk assessment of listeriosis-associated deaths due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination of deli meats originating from manufacture and retail.
Pradhan AK, Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Bukowski R, Geornaras I, Sofos JN, Wiedmann M.
J Food Prot. 2010 Apr; 73(4):620-30.
PMID: 20377949 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Model or meal? Farm animal populations as models for infectious diseases of humans.
Lanzas C, Ayscue P, Ivanek R, Gröhn YT.
Nat Rev Microbiol. 2010 Feb; 8(2):139-48.
PMID: 20040917 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Fecal shedding of, antimicrobial resistance in, and serologic response to Salmonella Typhimurium in dairy calves.
Alexander KA, Warnick LD, Cripps CJ, McDonough PL, Grohn YT, Wiedmann M, Reed KE, James KL, Soyer Y, Ivanek R.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009 Sep; 235(6):739-48.
PMID: 19751173 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Quantitative risk assessment for Listeria monocytogenes in selected categories of deli meats: impact of lactate and diacetate on listeriosis cases and deaths.
Pradhan AK, Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Geornaras I, Sofos JN, Wiedmann M.
J Food Prot. 2009 May; 72(5):978-89.
PMID: 19517724 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Modeling on-farm Escherichia coli O157:H7 population dynamics.
Ayscue P, Lanzas C, Ivanek R, Gröhn YT.
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2009 May; 6(4):461-70.
PMID: 19292690 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Modeling of spatially referenced environmental and meteorological factors influencing the probability of Listeria species isolation from natural environments.
Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Wells MT, Lembo AJ Jr, Sauders BD, Wiedmann M.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Sep; 75(18):5893-909.
PMID: 19648372 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Extreme value theory in analysis of differential expression in microarrays where either only up- or down-regulated genes are relevant or expected.
Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Wells MT, Raengpradub S, Kazmierczak MJ, Wiedmann M.
Genet Res (Camb). 2008 Aug; 90(4):347-61.
PMID: 18840309 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
The risk and control of Salmonella outbreaks in calf-raising operations: a mathematical modeling approach.
Lanzas C, Warnick LD, Ivanek R, Ayscue P, Nydam DV, Gröhn YT.
Vet Res. 2008 Nov; 39(6):61.
PMID: 18778681 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Differential regulation of Listeria monocytogenes internalin and internalin-like genes by sigmaB and PrfA as revealed by subgenomic microarray analyses.
McGann P, Raengpradub S, Ivanek R, Wiedmann M, Boor KJ.
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2008 Aug; 5(4):417-35.
PMID: 18713061 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
The effect of heterogeneous infectious period and contagiousness on the dynamics of Salmonella transmission in dairy cattle.
Lanzas C, Brien S, Ivanek R, Lo Y, Chapagain PP, Ray KA, Ayscue P, Warnick LD, Gröhn YT.
Epidemiol Infect. 2008 Nov; 136(11):1496-510.
PMID: 18198002 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
How university researchers can contribute to farm-to-table risk assessments: Listeria monocytogenes as an example.
Gröhn Y, Hertl J, Ivanek R, Abou-Zeid K, Wiedmann M.
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2007 Win; 4(4):527-37.
PMID: 18041962 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Temperature-dependent expression of Listeria monocytogenes internalin and internalin-like genes suggests functional diversity of these proteins among the listeriae.
McGann P, Ivanek R, Wiedmann M, Boor KJ.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 May; 73(9):2806-14.
PMID: 17337561 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Optimal levels of inputs to control Listeria monocytogenes contamination at a smoked fish plant
Tauer, L. W., Nightingale, C.R., Ivanek, R., Gröhn, Y.T., and Wiedmann, M..
Agribusiness: an International Journal. 2007 ; 23(2):229-244 .
Listeria monocytogenes fecal shedding in dairy cattle shows high levels of day-to-day variation and includes outbreaks and sporadic cases of shedding of specific L. monocytogenes subtypes.
Ho AJ, Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Nightingale KK, Wiedmann M.
Prev Vet Med. 2007 Aug; 80(4):287-305.
PMID: 17481754 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Markov chain approach to analyze the dynamics of pathogen fecal shedding--example of Listeria monocytogenes shedding in a herd of dairy cattle.
Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Jui-Jung Ho A, Wiedmann M.
J Theor Biol. 2007 Mar; 245(1):44-58.
PMID: 17092523 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Daily variability of Listeria contamination patterns in a cold-smoked salmon processing operation.
Hu Y, Gall K, Ho A, Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Wiedmann M.
J Food Prot. 2006 Sep; 69(9):2123-33.
PMID: 16995514 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Listeria monocytogenes in multiple habitats and host populations: review of available data for mathematical modeling.
Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Wiedmann M.
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2006 Win; 3(4):319-36.
PMID: 17199514 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
The cost and benefit of Listeria monocytogenes food safety measures.
Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Tauer LW, Wiedmann M.
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2004 ; 44(7-8):513-23.
PMID: 15969324 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Mathematical model of Listeria monocytogenes cross-contamination in a fish processing plant.
Ivanek R, Gröhn YT, Wiedmann M, Wells MT.
J Food Prot. 2004 Dec; 67(12):2688-97.
PMID: 15633673 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
A mathematical model for the transmission of Salmonella Typhimurium within a grower-finisher pig herd in Great Britain.
Ivanek R, Snary EL, Cook AJ, Gröhn YT.
J Food Prot. 2004 Nov; 67(11):2403-9.
PMID: 15553620 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]