Kimberly VanderWaal

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Kimberly VanderWaal

Contact Info

[email protected]

Office Phone 612-624-9289

Fax 612-625-1210

Office Address:
385A Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Bldg
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Mailing Address:
385 AS/VM
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

PhD, University of California, Davis

BS, University of Minnesota


My research focuses on disease ecology, data analytics, network analysis, and animal health primarily at the population, landscape, or regional scale. My research aims to understand factors mediating pathogen transmission processes and to model the spatial and temporal dynamics of the spread of infectious diseases. In general, I strive to integrate methods and tools from multiple disciplines in order to investigate novel questions about pathogen transmission dynamics.


Research Summary/Interests

  • Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology
  • Network analysis; Epidemiological modeling; Spatial analyses; Machine learning
  • Foot-and-mouth disease; PRRS; Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus; Bovine tuberculosis; Enteric bacteria; Lumpy skin disease;
  • Animal movement; Wildlife-livestock interfaces



Teaching Areas

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Social network analysis
  • Advanced clinical epidemiology