Swine Program

STEMMA – Modeling, surveillance, and policy

Research Rationale

The section of STEMMA led by Drs. Perez and VanderWaal focuses on the development of analytical tools aimed at improving management and policy decisions related to the prevention and control of swine diseases.

Andres Perez headshot

Dr Andres Perez
Principal Invistigator

Ongoing research

  • Epidemiological modeling of Foot and Mouth Disease, African Swine Fever
  • Spatial analysis
  • Social network analysis
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Nanotechnology applied to swine viruses
  • IT systems for data collection and analysis



The team


  • Kim VanderWaal, PhD

Post-doctoral fellow

  • Gustovo Machado, DVM, PhD
  • Venkatraman Krishna, DVM, PhD
  • Andreia Arruda, DVM, PhD
  • Anna Alba, DVM, PhD

Graduate students

  • Amy Kinsley, DVM
  • Kausi Kanankege, DVM, Msc
  • Catalina Picasso, DVM, Msc


  • Gabe AlGhalith