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Sarah A Hamer

Assistant Professor

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Department: VIBS

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  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University 2011
  • Ph.D. Fisheries & Wildlife and Ecology, Michigan State University 2010
  • M.S. Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois 2003
  • B.S. Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois 2001


  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 13640
  • Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Certification of The Wildlife Society

Scholarly Interests

Disease ecology and epidemiology; one health initiative; wildlife diseases; vector-borne diseases; ticks; Lyme disease and other tick-borne zoonoses; Chagas disease; conservation medicine


Associations of passerine birds, rabbits, and ticks with Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia andersonii in Michigan, U.S.A.
Hamer SA, Hickling GJ, Keith R, Sidge JL, Walker ED, Tsao JI
Parasit Vectors. 2012 Oct; 5:231.
Ixodes scapularis and Borrelia burgdorferi among diverse habitats within a natural area in east-central Illinois.
Rydzewski J, Mateus-Pinilla N, Warner RE, Hamer S, Weng HY
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011 Oct; 11(10):1351-8.
Does the roosting behavior of birds affect transmission dynamics of West Nile virus?
Ward MP, Raim A, Yaremych-Hamer S, Lampman R, Novak RJ
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Aug; 75(2):350-5.
Spatiotemporal patterns of host-seeking Ixodes scapularis nymphs (Acari: Ixodidae) in the United States.
Diuk-Wasser MA, Gatewood AG, Cortinas MR, Yaremych-Hamer S, Tsao J, Kitron U, Hickling G, Brownstein JS, Walker E, Piesman J, Fish D
J Med Entomol. 2006 Mar; 43(2):166-76.
West Nile virus and high death rate in American crows.
Yaremych SA, Warner RE, Mankin PC, Brawn JD, Raim A, Novak R
Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Apr; 10(4):709-11.
West Nile virus detection in American crows.
Yaremych SA, Warner RE, Van de Wyngaerde MT, Ringia AM, Lampman R, Novak RJ
Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Oct; 9(10):1319-21.
Survey of a rodent and tick community in east-central Texas.
Rodriguez J, Hamer S, Castellanos A, Light J
Southeastern Naturalist .
Coccidian parasites and conservation implications for the endangered whooping crane (Grus americana).
Bertram MR, Hamer GL, Snowden KF, Hartup BK, Hamer SA
Comparison of phenology and pathogen prevalence, including infection with the Ehrlichia muris-like (EML) agent, of Ixodes scapularis removed from soldiers in the midwestern and the northeastern United States over a 15 year period (1997-2012).
Stromdahl E, Hamer SA, Jenkins S, Sloan L, Williamson P, Foster E, Nadolny R, Elkins C, Vince M, Pritt B
BioMed Central Parasites & Vectors.

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