Janet Foley

Janet FoleyJanet Foley

Field of Interest
Janet Foley is a veterinarian and disease ecologist who studies the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases in animal and human populations. She has a PhD in the ecology of infectious diseases (UC Davis, 1995) and a DVM (UC Davis, 1993), emphasizing medicine of small animals, laboratory animals, and wildlife. Her research interests are granulocytic anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, and plague, ticks, mange mites, and small mammals.
Janet is a mom of two children (Colin and Brangwyn) and a myriad of pets, notably Cassidy and Misty the dogs, Pascal, Jack, Panda, Cal, and Linda the cats, turtles, a cockatiel and chickens. She likes to read, hike, work, and travel.


Disease Ecology, MPM 408 (Veterinary Research), Integrative Pathobiology Core II, Infectious Disease, and Vector-borne disease epidemiology


SVM MPVM, member, master-adviser, Curriculum Committee member, Executive Committee member

SVM Graduate Group in Epidemiology, member, master-adviser, Admissions Committee member, Curriculum Committee member, Executive Committee member

Academic Senate Committee on Planning and Budget member, Co-Chair Joint Task Force on Research Units, University Committee on Research Policy

UC ANR Sustainable Natural Ecosystems Initiative Panel member

Dept. of Interior ad hoc Amargosa vole committee member

International Interests

Panama, Italy, China, Mongolia, Mexico, Australia, Romania

Foreign Languages 


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