Rebecca B. Garabed



Contact (614) 247-1842 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210
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Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Professional Training and experience

  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of California, Davis
  • Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • VMD, Food Animal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Animal Bioscience, Penn State University

Research Interests

  • Infectious disease modeling
  • International disease surveillance and control
  • Expert opinion data and Bayesian statistics

Research Summary

My research focuses on applications of Bayesian statistics and mathematical modeling in the field of transboundary animal diseases.

Areas of specific interest include:

    evaluation and judicious use of expert opinion to supplement objective data
    exploration into human political, social and economic factors that contribute to disease spread and control
    identifying genetic variations in viral populations that may be selected for and prevented by animal management practices


Professional Service

  • Member, American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
  • Member, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association



  • McBride, R., Parker, E., Garabed, R. B., Olby, N. J., Tipold, A., Stein, V. M., ... & Lim, J. H. (2022). Developing a predictive model for spinal shock in dogs with spinal cord injury. Journal of veterinary internal medicine, 36(2), 663-671.


  • Moore, S. A., O’Kell, A., Borghese, H., Garabed, R., O’Meara, H., & Baneux, P. (2021). A CTSA One Health Alliance guidance on institutional review of veterinary clinical studies. BMC Veterinary Research, 17(1), 1-10
  • Mills, M., Lee, S., Evans, M., Garabed, R., & Lee, J. (2021). Enteric pathogens and Carbapenem resistance genes are widespread in the fecal contaminated soils of cattle farms in the United States. Environmental Advances, 6, 100137.
  • Yoak, A. J., Haile, A., O’Quin, J., Belu, M., Birhane, M., Bekele, M., Garabed, R., ... & Pieracci, E. G. (2021). Barriers and opportunities for canine rabies vaccination campaigns in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Preventive veterinary medicine, 187, 105256.
  • Labriola, J., Garabed, R., Sinclair, C., & Marsh, A. E. (2021). Insights From Veterinary Disciplinary Actions in California 2017–2019. Frontiers in veterinary science, 8.


  • Piperata, B.; Lee, S.; Mayta Apaza, A.C.; Cary, A.; Vilchez, S.; Oruganti, P.; Garabed, R.; Wilson, W.; Jiyoung Lee, J. Characterization of the gut microbiota of Nicaraguan children in a water insecure context. Am J Hum Biol. 2020 Jan;32(1):e23371. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23371. Epub 2019 Dec 20.
  • S A Moore; A O'Kell; H Borghese; R Garabed; H O'Meara; P Baneux. 2020. A CTSA One Health Alliance guidance on institutional review of veterinary clinical studies. BMC Vet Res. 2021 Feb 17;17(1):83. doi: 10.1186/s12917-021-02790-4.
  • Vougat Ngom, R.; Foyet, H.; Garabed R.; Zoli, A. Human Health Risks Related to Penicillin G and Oxytetracycline Residues Intake Through Beef Consumption and Consumer Knowledge About Drug Residues in Maroua, Far North of Cameroon. Front Vet Sci. 2020 Aug 26;7:478. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00478. eCollection 2020.
  • Mielke, S.; Garabed, R. Environmental persistence of foot-and-mouth disease virus applied to endemic regions. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020 Mar;67(2):543-554. doi: 10.1111/tbed.13383.
  • Garabed, R.; Anna Jolles, A.; Garira, W.; Lanzas, C.; Gutierrez, J.; Rempala, G. 2020. Multi-scale dynamics of infectious diseases. The Society Publishing.


  • Vougat, R. R. N., Chouto, S., Doua, S. A., Garabed, R., Pagnah, A. Z., & Gonne, B. (2019). Using Google Earth™ and Geographical Information System data as method to delineate sample domains for an urban household surveys: the case of Maroua (Far North Region‐Cameroon). International Journal of Health Geographics, 18(1), 1‐12.
  • Schnell, P. M., Shao, Y., Pomeroy, L. W., Tien, J. H., Moritz, M., & Garabed, R. (2019). Modeling the role of carrier and mobile herds on foot‐and‐mouth disease virus endemicity in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Epidemics, 29, 100355.
  • Pomeroy, L. W., Moritz, M., & Garabed, R. (2019). Network analyses of transhumance movements and simulations of foot‐and‐mouth disease virus transmission among mobile livestock in Cameroon. Epidemics, 28, 100334.
  • Piperata, B. A., Lee, J., Lee, S., Mayta, A., Cary, A., Oruganti, P., Garabed, R., Wilson, W. (2019). Exploring the relationship between water insecurity and the composition and diversity of the gut microbiome of rural Nicaraguan children. American Journal of Human Biology, 31(2).
  • Lendzele, S. S., Abdoulmoumini, M., Dickmu, S., Renz, A., Lydie, A. Y. G., Mavoungou, J. F., & Garabed, R. (2019). Risk Factors for the Contamination of Wild Stomoxys niger niger Macquart 1851 (Diptera: Muscidae) with the Foot‐and‐Mouth Disease Virus. Current Research in Agricultural Sciences, 6(2), 95‐108.


  • Moreno-Torres, K.I., Sinnott, D., Wolfe, B., Marsh, A.E., Saville, W., Moritz, M., Garabed, R. Risk of transmission of small coccidia from wild canid feces in rural Ohio. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2018;6:1179-1187. Role (co-author): Aided in the design and execution of molecular detection, and manuscript preparation
  • Woroszyło, C., Choi, B., Profitós, J.H., Lee, J., Garabed, R., Rempala, G.A. (2018). Modeling household transmission dynamics: Application to waterborne diarrheal disease in Central Africa. PloS one v.13 n.11. e0206418.
  • Moreno-Torres, K., Sinnott, D., Wolfe B., Marsh AE.; Saville, W., Moritz, M., Garabed, R. (2018). Risk of environmental exposure to small coccidia from wild canid feces in rural Ohio. American journal of veterinary research. m Vet Med Assoc, v.79 n.11 pp. 1179-1187
  • Bertram, M. Bravo de Rueda C., Garabed R., Dickmu J., Moritz M., Pauszek S., Abdoulkadiri S., Rodriguez L., Arzt J. (2018). Molecular Epidemiology of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus in the Context of Transboundary Animal Movement in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Frontiers in veterinary science: v.5 n.320.
  • Vincent E.C., Yoak, A.J., O'Quin, J., Garabed R. (2018). Comparison of field surveillance methods for and assessment of factors potentially associated with the presence of free-roaming cats in a mixed-urban environment. Am Vet Med Assoc: v. 79 n.7 pp. 745-754
  • Oruganti, P., Garabed, R., Moritz, M. (2018). Hunters’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards wildlife diseases in Ohio. Human dimensions of wildlife: v. 23n. 4pp. 329-340.
  • Bertram M.R., Delgado A., Pauszek S.J., Smoliga G.R., Brito B., Stenfeldt C., Hartwig E.J., Jumbo SD., Abdoulmoumini M, Marie A., Salhine R., Rodriguez L.L., Garabed R., Arzt J. (2018). Effect of vaccination on cattle subclinically infected with foot-and-mouth disease virus in Cameroon. Prev Vet Med. 2018 Jul 1;155:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2018.04.003. 



  • Ngom Vougat, Ronald; Tomdieu, Tiédja; Ziebe, Roland; Foyet, Harquin Simplice; Moritz, Mark; Vondou, Lazare; Schrunk, Dwayne; Imerman, Paula; Rumbeiha, Wilson & Garabed, Rebecca. (2017). Quality of veterinary pharmaceuticals and their use by pastoralists in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Pastoralism. 7. 10.1186/s13570-017-0081-5.
  • Ngom Vougat, Ronald; Garabed, Rebecca; Rumbeiha, Wilson; Foyet, Harquin Simplice; Schrunk, Dwayne; Shao, Dahai; Zoli Pagnah, André. (2017). Penicillin-G and oxytetracycline residues in beef sold for human consumption in Maroua, Cameroon. International Journal of Food Contamination. 4. 10.1186/s40550-017-0062-x.
  • Borin-Crivellenti, Sofia;  Garabed, Rebecca; Moreno, Karla; L. Wellman, Maxey; Gilor, Chen. (2017). Use of a combination of routine hematologic and biochemical test results in a logistic regression model as a diagnostic aid for the diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 78. 1171-1181. 10.2460/ajvr.78.10.1171.
  • Fongho, P.; Njiokou, F.; Mamoudou, A.; Ahmadou, T.M.; Arabi, M.; Garabed, R. (2017). Bovine trypanosomiasis in tsetse-free pastoral zone of the Far-North region, Cameroon. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases. 54. 10.4103/0972-9062.217618.
  • Fongho, Pierre; Njokou, Flobert; Mamoudou, Abdoulmounini; M. Ahmadou, Tidjani; Arabi, Mouhaman; Garabed, Rebecca. (2017). Bovine trypanosomiasis in tsetse-free pastoral zone of the Far-North region, Cameroon. Journal of vector borne diseases. 54. 263-269.
  • Moreno, Karla; Pomeroy, Laura; Moritz, Mark; Saville, William; Wolfe, Barbara; Garabed, Rebecca. (2017). Host species heterogeneity in the epidemiology of Nesopora caninum. PLOS ONE. 12. e0183900. 10.1371/journal.pone.0183900.
  • Buffington, Abigail; Yoak, Andrew; Hamilton, Ian; Garabed, Rebecca; Moritz, Mark. (2017). Family Herd Demography Model. 10.13140/RG.2.2.21165.79843.
  • Moritz, Mark; Buffington, Abigail; Yoak, Andrew; Hamilton, Ian; Garabed, Rebecca. (2017). No Magic Number: an Examination of the Herd-Size Threshold in Pastoral Systems Using Agent-Based Modeling. Human Ecology. 1-8. 10.1007/s10745-017-9927-0.
  • Pomeroy, Laura; Bansal, Shweta; Tildesley, Michael; Moreno, Karla; Moritz, Mark; Xiao, Ningchuan; Carpenter, Tim; Garabed, Rebecca. (2017). Data-Driven Models of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Dynamics: A Review. Transboundary and emerging diseases. 64. 716–728. 10.1111/tbed.12437.
  • Gorham, Tyler; Yoo, Joshua; Garabed, Rebecca; Arabi, Mouhaman; Lee, Jiyoung. (2017). Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene Conditions and Health Outcomes among Two Settlement Types in Rural Far North Cameroon. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14. 441. 10.3390/ijerph14040441.
  • J. Gorham, Tyler; Yoo, Joshua; Garabed, Rebecca; Arabi, Mouhaman; Lee, Jiyoung. (2017). Supplementary Material.


  • Garabed R, Rodriguez L, "Serotype diversity of foot-and-mouth-disease virus in livestock without history of vaccination in the Far North Region of Cameroon". Transboundary and Emerging Disease. Vol. 63, no. 1: e27–e38. 2016. (Published) 30% Authorship
  • Healy-Profitós J, Lee S, Mouhaman A, Garabed R, Moritz M, Piperata B, Lee J, "Neighborhood diversity of potentially pathogenic bacteria in drinking water from the city of Maroua, Cameroon". Journal of Water and Health. Vol. Online, 204. 2016. (Published) 1% Authorship
  • Kim H, Xiao N, Moritz M, Pomeroy L, Garabed R, "Simulating the Transmission of Foot‐And‐Mouth Disease Among Mobile Herds in the Far North Region, Cameroon". Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. Vol. 19, no. 2:6. 2016. (Published) 15% Authorship
  • Moreno-Torres K, Wolfe B, Saville W, Garabed R, "Estimating Neospora caninum prevalence in wildlife populations using Bayesian inference". Ecology and Evolution. Vol. 6, no. 7: 2216–2225. 2016. (Published) 40% Authorship
  • Sinnott, D, Moreno Torres, K, Wolfe, B, Garabed, R, Marsh, AE, "Detection of Hammondia heydorni DNA in feces collected in and around an Ohio Wildlife Conservation Center". Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports. Vol. 6, 31-34. 2016. (Published) 5% Authorship
  • Raoul Bakari Afnabi, Victor Ngu Ngwa,Mohamed Moctar Mouiche Mouliom, Sylvain Aoudou Doua, Rebecca Garabed, "The Spread of Products of Animal Origin and Wastewaters from Traditional Slaughterhouses in the Far North Region of Cameroon". Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Vol. 4, no. 12: 619-629. 2016. (Published) 5% Authorship
  • Healy Profitós J, Piperata B, Moritz M, Lee J, Garabed R, Gundich M, Mouhaman A, Ahmadou M, Lee S, "One Health Research in Cameroon: A Critical Role for Anthropologists". Practicing Anthropology. Vol. 38, no. 4: 27-30. 2016. (Published) 2% Authorship
  • Nayee S, Rodriguez LL, Krug PW, Obrycki J, Garabed R. "Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Survival in U.S. Soil over Time". CAVEPM 2016 Program and Abstracts. Guelph: Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. ( 2016 ) [ Peer-Review ] ( Published ) 30% Authorship
  • Yoak A, Garabed R, Delgado A. "HAEBOS, A Hybrid Agent- and Equation-Based Model of FMD in Vermont". Abstracts of the Open Session of the Standing Technical and Research Committees of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. Rome: European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. ( 2016 ) [ Editor-Review ] ( Published ) 49% Authorshi


  • Xiao N,Cai S, Moritz M. Garabed R, Pomeroy L., "Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Pastoral Mobility in the Far North Region, Cameroon:Data Analysis and Modeling".PLOS ONE.Vol.10, no.7:e0131697. 2015.
  • Pomeroy LW, Bj111mstad ON, Kim H,Jumbo SD,Abdoulkadiri S, Garabed R, "Serotype-Specific Transmission and Waning Immunity of Endemic Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus in Cameroon".PLOS ONE. Vol. 10, no.9:e0136642. 2015.
  • GrundmannI,Drost W, Zekas L.Belknap J, Garabed R, Weisbrode S, Parks A, Knopp M, Maierl J,"Quantitative assessment of the equine hoof using digital radiography and magnetic resonance imaging". Equine Veterinary Journal. Vol. 47, no.5:542-547.2015.
  • Maxwell M, Subia J, Abrego J, Garabed R,Xiao N,Toribio R, "Temporal and Spatial Analysis of the New World Screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) in Darien and Embera, Panama (2001-2011)".Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.Vol. online, 12457.2015.
  • Pomeroy L, Bansal S, Ti desley M, Moreno-Torres K,Moritz M,Xiao N, Carpenter T, Garabed R, "Data-Driven Models of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Dynamics:A Review".Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.Vol. online, 12437.(2015).