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Kevin J Cummings

Assistant Professor

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Department: VIBS

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  • Ph.D. Population Medicine and Epidemiology, Cornell University 2010
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University 1996
  • B.A. Biology, Kenyon College 1992

Scholarly Interests

My research focuses on the use of analytic and molecular epidemiology to study Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens at the pre-harvest level.  Work is targeted at minimizing zoonotic transmission of pathogens that threaten food safety, as well as reducing disease burden among veterinary species. Additional areas of interest include emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and hospital biosecurity.


Agar Disk Diffusion and Automated Microbroth Dilution Produce Similar Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Results for Salmonella Serotypes Newport, Typhimurium, and 4,5,12:i-, But Differ in Economic Cost.
Hoelzer K, Cummings KJ, Warnick LD, Schukken YH, Siler JD, Gröhn YT, Davis MA, Besser TE, Wiedmann M.
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2011 Aug; .
PMID: 21877930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Salmonella Cerro isolated over the past twenty years from various sources in the US represent a single predominant pulsed-field gel electrophoresis type.
Hoelzer K, Cummings KJ, Wright EM, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Roof SE, Switt AI, Dumas N, Root T, Schoonmaker-Bopp DJ, Grohn YT, Siler JD, Warnick LD, Hancock DD, Davis MA, Wiedmann M.
Vet Microbiol. 2011 Jun; 150(3-4):389-93.
PMID: 21349663 [PubMed - in process]
The prevalence of multidrug resistance is higher among bovine than human Salmonella enterica serotype Newport, Typhimurium, and 4,5,12:i:- isolates in the United States but differs by serotype and geographic region.
Hoelzer K, Soyer Y, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Cummings KJ, McDonough PL, Schoonmaker-Bopp DJ, Root TP, Dumas NB, Warnick LD, Gröhn YT, Wiedmann M, Baker KN, Besser TE, Hancock DD, Davis MA.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Sep; 76(17):5947-59.
PMID: 20639364 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
The effect of clinical outbreaks of salmonellosis on the prevalence of fecal Salmonella shedding among dairy cattle in New York.
Cummings KJ, Warnick LD, Elton M, Gröhn YT, McDonough PL, Siler JD.
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2010 Jul; 7(7):815-23.
PMID: 20353290 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Salmonella enterica serotype Cerro among dairy cattle in New York: an emerging pathogen?
Cummings KJ, Warnick LD, Elton M, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Siler JD, Wright EM, Gröhn YT, Wiedmann M.
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2010 Jun; 7(6):659-65.
PMID: 20187753 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Temporal clusters of bovine Salmonella cases at a veterinary medical teaching hospital, 1996-2007.
Cummings KJ, Divers TJ, McDonough PL, Switt AM, Wiedmann M, Warnick LD.
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2010 Jun; 10(5):471-9.
PMID: 19877812 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
The duration of fecal Salmonella shedding following clinical disease among dairy cattle in the northeastern USA.
Cummings KJ, Warnick LD, Alexander KA, Cripps CJ, Gröhn YT, James KL, McDonough PL, Reed KE.
Prev Vet Med. 2009 Nov; 92(1-2):134-9.
PMID: 19665243 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
The incidence of salmonellosis among dairy herds in the northeastern United States.
Cummings KJ, Warnick LD, Alexander KA, Cripps CJ, Gröhn YT, McDonough PL, Nydam DV, Reed KE.
J Dairy Sci. 2009 Aug; 92(8):3766-74.
PMID: 19620658 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Fecal shedding of Salmonella spp among cattle admitted to a veterinary medical teaching hospital.
Cummings KJ, Divers TJ, McDonough PL, Warnick LD.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009 Jun; 234(12):1578-85.
PMID: 19527134 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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