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Sarah A Hamer

Assistant Professor

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Department: VIBS

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Education

  • 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

Credentials

  • 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

Publications

Trypanosome species, including Trypanosoma cruzi, in sylvatic and peridomestic bats of Texas, USA.
Carolyn L Hodo, Chloe C Goodwin, Bonny C Mayes, Jacqueline A Mariscal, Kenneth A Waldrup, Sarah A Hamer
Acta tropica. 2016
A quantitative synthesis of the role of birds in carrying ticks and tick-borne pathogens in North America.
Scott R Loss, Bruce H Noden, Gabriel L Hamer, Sarah A Hamer
Oecologia. 2016 182:947-959.
Decreased small mammal and on-host tick abundance in association with invasive red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta).
Adrian A Castellanos, Matthew C I Medeiros, Gabriel L Hamer, Michael E Morrow, Micky D Eubanks, Pete D Teel, Sarah A Hamer, Jessica E Light
Biology letters. 2016 12:20160463.
Survey of Feral Swine ( Sus scrofa ) Infection with the Agent of Chagas Disease ( Trypanosoma cruzi ) in Texas, 2013-14.
Juliette M Comeaux, Rachel Curtis-Robles, Barbara C Lewis, Kevin J Cummings, Brian T Mesenbrink, Bruce R Leland, Michael J Bodenchuk, Sarah A Hamer
Journal of wildlife diseases. 2016
Diagnostic Features of Acute Chagas Myocarditis with Sudden Death in a Family of Boxer Dogs.
J P Vitt, A B Saunders, M T O'Brien, J Mansell, D K Ajithdoss, S A Hamer
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 2016
High Trypanosoma cruzi infection prevalence associated with minimal cardiac pathology among wild carnivores in central Texas.
Rachel Curtis-Robles, Barbara C Lewis, Sarah A Hamer
International journal for parasitology. Parasites and wildlife. 2016
Histopathologic and Molecular Characterization of Sarcocystis calchasi Encephalitis in White-winged Doves ( Zenaida asiatica ) and Eurasian Collared Doves ( Streptopelia decaocto ), East-central Texas, USA, 2010-13.
Carolyn L Hodo, Derick B Whitley, Sarah A Hamer, Wayne V Corapi, Karen Snowden, J Jill Heatley, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
Journal of wildlife diseases. 2016 164:259-266.
Erratum for Stromdahl et al., Borrelia burgdorferi Not Confirmed in Human-Biting Amblyomma americanum Ticks from the Southeastern United States.
Ellen Y Stromdahl, Robyn M Nadolny, Jennifer A Gibbons, Lisa D Auckland, Mary A Vince, Chad E Elkins, Michael P Murphy, Graham J Hickling, Mark W Eshoo, Heather E Carolan, Chris D Crowder, Mark A Pilgard, Sarah A Hamer
Journal of clinical microbiology. 2016
Evaluation of Faecal Salmonella Shedding Among Dogs at Seven Animal Shelters across Texas.
A M Leahy, K J Cummings, L D Rodriguez-Rivera, S C Rankin, S A Hamer
Zoonoses and public health. 2016
Chagas disease in a Texan horse with neurologic deficits.
Laura K Bryan, Sarah A Hamer, Sarah Shaw, Rachel Curtis-Robles, Lisa D Auckland, Carolyn L Hodo, Keith Chaffin, Raquel R Rech
Veterinary parasitology. 2016
Combining Public Health Education and Disease Ecology Research: Using Citizen Science to Assess Chagas Disease Entomological Risk in Texas.
Rachel Curtis-Robles, Edward J Wozniak, Lisa D Auckland, Gabriel L Hamer, Sarah A Hamer
PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2015
Avian migrants facilitate invasions of neotropical ticks and tick-borne pathogens into the United States.
Emily B Cohen, Lisa D Auckland, Peter P Marra, Sarah A Hamer
Applied and environmental microbiology. 2015 81(24):8366-78.
Simulation of climate-tick-host-landscape interactions: Effects of shifts in the seasonality of host population fluctuations on tick densities.
Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, W E Grant, P D Teel, S A Hamer
Journal of vector ecology : journal of the Society for Vector Ecology. 2015
Comparison of DNA and Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotope-based Techniques for Identification of Prior Vertebrate Hosts of Ticks.
Sarah A Hamer, Alex C Weghorst, Lisa D Auckland, E Brendan Roark, Otto F Strey, Pete D Teel, Gabriel L Hamer
Journal of medical entomology. 2015 52(5):1043-9.
Coccidian Parasites and Conservation Implications for the Endangered Whooping Crane (Grus americana).
Miranda R Bertram, Gabriel L Hamer, Karen F Snowden, Barry K Hartup, Sarah A Hamer
PloS one. 2015 10(6).
Survey of a rodent and tick community in east-central Texas.
Rodriguez J, Hamer S, Castellanos A, Light J
Southeastern Naturalist . 2015
Borrelia burgdorferi not confirmed in human-biting Amblyomma americanum ticks from the southeastern United States.
Ellen Y Stromdahl, Robyn M Nadolny, Jennifer A Gibbons, Lisa D Auckland, Mary A Vince, Chad E Elkins, Michael P Murphy, Graham J Hickling, Mark W Eshoo, Heather E Carolan, Chris D Crowder, Mark A Pilgard, Sarah A Hamer
Journal of clinical microbiology. 2015 53(5):1697-704.
Coccidian parasites and conservation implications for the endangered whooping crane (Grus americana).
Bertram MR, Hamer GL, Snowden KF, Hartup BK, Hamer SA
PLoS ONE. 2015
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. 2014
Increased diversity of zoonotic pathogens and Borrelia burgdorferi strains in established versus incipient Ixodes scapularis populations across the Midwestern United States.
Sarah A Hamer, Graham J Hickling, Edward D Walker, Jean I Tsao
Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases. 2014 27:531-42.
Shelter dogs as sentinels for Trypanosoma cruzi transmission across Texas.
Trevor D Tenney, Rachel Curtis-Robles, Karen F Snowden, Sarah A Hamer
Emerging infectious diseases. 2014 20(8):1323-6.
Coincident tick infestations in the nostrils of wild chimpanzees and a human in Uganda.
Sarah A Hamer, Andrew B Bernard, Ronan M Donovan, Jessica A Hartel, Richard W Wrangham, Emily Otali, Tony L Goldberg
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2013 89(5):924-7.
Pathology in practice. Infectious laryngotracheitis in laying chickens.
Sarah A Hamer, Chidozie J Amuzie, Kurt J Williams, Rebecca C Smedley
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2013 242(4):477-9.
Borrelia burgdorferi not detected in widespread Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from white-tailed deer in Tennessee.
M E Rosen, S A Hamer, R R Gerhardt, C J Jones, L I Muller, M C Scott, G J Hickling
Journal of medical entomology. 2012 49(6):1473-80.
Associations of passerine birds, rabbits, and ticks with Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia andersonii in Michigan, U.S.A.
Sarah A Hamer, Graham J Hickling, Rich Keith, Jennifer L Sidge, Edward D Walker, Jean I Tsao
Parasites & vectors. 2012 5:231.
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 5(5):231.
Wild birds and urban ecology of ticks and tick-borne pathogens, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2005-2010.
Sarah A Hamer, Tony L Goldberg, Uriel D Kitron, Jeffrey D Brawn, Tavis K Anderson, Scott R Loss, Edward D Walker, Gabriel L Hamer
Emerging infectious diseases. 2012 18(10):1589-95.
Two boundaries separate Borrelia burgdorferi populations in North America.
Gabriele Margos, Jean I Tsao, Santiago Castillo-Ramírez, Yvette A Girard, Sarah A Hamer, Anne Gatewood Hoen, Robert S Lane, Steve L Raper, Nicholas H Ogden
Applied and environmental microbiology. 2012 78(17):6059-67.
Wild birds as sentinels for multiple zoonotic pathogens along an urban to rural gradient in greater Chicago, Illinois.
S A Hamer, E Lehrer, S B Magle
Zoonoses and public health. 2012 59(5):355-64.
Synchronous phenology of juvenile Ixodes scapularis, vertebrate host relationships, and associated patterns of Borrelia burgdorferi ribotypes in the midwestern United States.
Sarah A Hamer, Graham J Hickling, Jennifer L Sidge, Edward D Walker, Jean I Tsao
Ticks and tick-borne diseases. 2012 3(2):65-74.
Human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent, in eastern United States.
Maria A Diuk-Wasser, Anne Gatewood Hoen, Paul Cislo, Robert Brinkerhoff, Sarah A Hamer, Michelle Rowland, Roberto Cortinas, Gwenaël Vourc'h, Forrest Melton, Graham J Hickling, Jean I Tsao, Jonas Bunikis, Alan G Barbour, Uriel Kitron, Joseph Piesman, Durland Fish
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2012 86(2):320-7.
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 11(10):1351-8.
Diverse Borrelia burgdorferi strains in a bird-tick cryptic cycle.
Sarah A Hamer, Graham J Hickling, Jennifer L Sidge, Michelle E Rosen, Edward D Walker, Jean I Tsao
Applied and environmental microbiology. 2011 77(6):1999-2007.
High-prevalence Borrelia miyamotoi infection among [corrected] wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Tennessee.
M C Scott, M E Rosen, S A Hamer, E Baker, H Edwards, C Crowder, J I Tsao, G J Hickling
Journal of medical entomology. 2010 47(6):1238-42.
Invasion of the lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis: implications for Borrelia burgdorferi endemicity.
Sarah A Hamer, Jean I Tsao, Edward D Walker, Graham J Hickling
EcoHealth. 2010 7(1):47-63.
Climate and tick seasonality are predictors of Borrelia burgdorferi genotype distribution.
Anne G Gatewood, Kelly A Liebman, Gwenaël Vourc'h, Jonas Bunikis, Sarah A Hamer, Roberto Cortinas, Forrest Melton, Paul Cislo, Uriel Kitron, Jean Tsao, Alan G Barbour, Durland Fish, Maria A Diuk-Wasser
Applied and environmental microbiology. 2009 75(8):2476-83.
Use of tick surveys and serosurveys to evaluate pet dogs as a sentinel species for emerging Lyme disease.
Sarah A Hamer, Jean I Tsao, Edward D Walker, Linda S Mansfield, Erik S Foster, Graham J Hickling
American journal of veterinary research. 2009 70(1):49-56.
Zoonotic pathogens in Ixodes scapularis, Michigan.
Sarah A Hamer, Pamela L Roy, Graham J Hickling, Edward D Walker, Erik S Foster, Christina C Barber, Jean I Tsao
Emerging infectious diseases. 2008 13(7):1131-3.
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 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 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 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 9(10):1319-21.


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