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Kevin J Cummings

Assistant Professor

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Department: VIBS

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Education

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

Credentials

  • Joint Assistant Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University
  • Adjunct Instructor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

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.

Publications

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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prevalence and characterization of Salmonella isolated from feral pigs throughout Texas
Cummings KJ, Rodriguez–Rivera LD, Grigar MK, Rankin SC, Mesenbrink BT, Leland BR, Bodenchuk MJ
Zoonoses and Public Health.
Evaluation of fecal Salmonella shedding among dogs at seven animal shelters across Texas
Leahy AM, Cummings KJ, Rodriguez–Rivera LD, Rankin SC, Hamer SA
Zoonoses and Public Health.
Salmonella prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility among dairy farm environmental samples collected in Texas
Rodriguez–Rivera LD, Cummings KJ, Loneragan GH, Rankin SC, Hanson DL, Leone WM, Edrington TS
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.
Antimicrobial resistance trends among Salmonella isolates obtained from horses in the northeastern USA, 2001–2013
Cummings KJ, Perkins GA, Khatibzadeh SM, Warnick LD, Aprea VA, Altier C
American Journal of Veterinary Research.
Survey of feral swine (Sus scrofa) infection with the agent of Chagas disease (Trypanosoma cruzi) in Texas, 2013–2014
Comeaux JM, Curtis-Robles R, Lewis BC, Cummings KJ, Mesenbrink BT, Leland BR, Bodenchuk MJ, Hamer SA
Journal of Wildlife Diseases.
A randomized, controlled trial of the effects of resveratrol administration in performance horses with lameness localized to the distal tarsal joints
Watts AE, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Carter GK, Cummings KJ
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Subtype analysis of Salmonella isolated from subclinically infected dairy cattle and dairy farm environments reveals the presence of both human- and bovine-associated subtypes.
Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Wright EM, Siler JD, Elton M, Cummings KJ, Warnick LD, Wiedmann M
Vet Microbiol. 170(3-4):307-16.
Antimicrobial resistance trends among Salmonella isolates obtained from dairy cattle in the northeastern United States, 2004-2011.
Cummings KJ, Perkins GA, Khatibzadeh SM, Warnick LD, Altier C
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 10(4):353-61.
Farm animal contact as risk factor for transmission of bovine-associated Salmonella subtypes.
Cummings KJ, Warnick LD, Davis MA, Eckmann K, Gröhn YT, Hoelzer K, MacDonald K, Root TP, Siler JD, McGuire SM, Wiedmann M, Wright EM, Zansky SM, Besser TE
Emerg Infect Dis. 18(12):1929-36.
Clinical features of human salmonellosis caused by bovine-associated subtypes in New York.
Cummings KJ, Warnick LD, Gröhn YT, Hoelzer K, Root TP, Siler JD, McGuire SM, Wright EM, Zansky SM, Wiedmann M
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 9(9):796-802.
Salmonella bacteriophage diversity reflects host diversity on dairy farms.
Switt AI, den Bakker HC, Vongkamjan K, Hoelzer K, Warnick LD, Cummings KJ, Wiedmann M
Food Microbiol. 36(2):275-85.
Antimicrobial resistance trends among Escherichia coli isolates obtained from dairy cattle in the northeastern United States, 2004-2011.
Cummings KJ, Aprea VA, Altier C
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 11(1):61-7.
Salmonella enterica serovar Oranienburg outbreak in a veterinary medical teaching hospital with evidence of nosocomial and on-farm transmission.
Cummings KJ, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Mitchell KJ, Hoelzer K, Wiedmann M, McDonough PL, Altier C, Warnick LD, Perkins GA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 14(7):496-502.
Antimicrobial resistance trends among canine Escherichia coli isolates obtained from clinical samples in the northeastern USA, 2004–2011
Cummings KJ, Aprea VA, Altier C
The Canadian Veterinary Journal.
Effect of heifer-raising practices on E. coli antimicrobial resistance and Salmonella prevalence in heifer raisers
Pereira RV, Siler JD, Cummings KJ, Davis MA, Warnick LD
Epidemiology and infection.
Effects of clopidogrel on horses with experimentally induced endotoxemia
Watts AE, Ness SL, Divers TJ, Fubini SL, Frye AH, Stokol T, Cummings KJ, Brooks MB
American Journal of Veterinary Research.


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