Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine



Doctor of Philosophy, Veterinary Preventative Medicine, 1991
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1979
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, 1978
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Arts, Zoology, 1974
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI


Public Health Courses Taught:
HM 803: Epidemiology
HM 864: Intersection of Human and Animal Health


Professional Experience/Expertise:

1978 National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA, Ames, IA

1979-1981 Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Public Health Service. Officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service  (EIS, Class of 1979)

1996-1997 The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg, Denmark; Guest Professor

1981-Present Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine; Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine


Professional Activities or Current Research:

Board Certification:
1985 Am. Col. Vet. Prev. Med.
1987 Am. Col. Vet. Prev. Med. - Epidemiology

Government Service:
1979-1981 U.S. Public Health Service, active duty, Lieutenant Senior Grade 03
1981-Present U.S. Public Health Service Reserves


Recent Publications, Presentations (2010 to present):

Erskine RJ, Brockett AR, Beeching ND, Hull RW, Bartlett PC. Effect of changes in number of doses and anatomic location for administration of an Escherichia coli bacterin on serum IgG1 and IgG2 concentrations in dairy cows. Am J Vet Res. 2010 Jan;71(1):120-4.

McNamara, S. E., Abdujamilova, N., Somsel, P., M. Gordoncillo, M.J. , DeDecker, J. and Bartlett, P. C.. Carriage of Clostridium difficile and Other Enteric Pathogens Among a 4-H Avocational Cohort.  2010.  Zoonoses and Public Health. 2010 May 31. doi: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2010.01338.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Mary Joy N. Gordoncillo, Nodira Abdujamilova, Mary Beth Perri, Susan  Donabedian, Marcus Zervos, Paul C. Bartlett.  Colonization with Methicillin-resistant and Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus in a Michigan Cohort with Livestock Exposure.  2010.  Public Health Reports (Submitted for Publication)

Manning SD, Springman AC, Million AD, Milton NR, McNamara SE, Somsel PA, Bartlett P, Davies HD.  Association of Group B Streptococcus Colonization and Bovine Exposure: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Cohort Study.  PLoS One. 2010 Jan 20;5(1):e8795. 

J.J. Averill, R. J. Erskine, and P.C. Bartlett. 2009. Effects of feeding medicated or non-medicated milk replacer to Holstein calves on growth, morbidity and mortality.  J. Dairy Sci (Submitted for publication).

Donabedian, S.  Perri, M. Abdujamilova, N. Gordoncillo, M.J. Naqvi, A. Reyes, K. Zervos, M.   Bartlett, P.  2009.  Characterization of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolated from Swine in Three Michigan Counties.  2010.  J. Clin. Micro J Clin Microbiol. Nov;48(11):4156-60

Rollo SN, Norby B, Bartlett PC, Scott HM, Wilson DL, Fajt VR, Linz JE, Bunner CE, Kaneene JB, Huber JC. Prevalence and patterns of antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter spp isolated from pigs reared under antimicrobial-free and conventional production methods in eight states in the Midwestern United States.  J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Jan 15;236(2):201-10.

Bartlett, Paul C., James W. Van Buren , Margaret Neterer, Chun Zhou.  2010.  Disease surveillance and referral bias in the veterinary medical database.  Prev. Vet. Med. (2010), doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2010.01.007

William Raphael, Paul Bartlett, Michelle Kopcha and Thomas H. Herdt.  2010.  Variation in Milk Fat-Protein Concentration Ratio in Michigan Holstein Dairy Herds and Relationship with Herd Prevalence of Lameness. Submitted to J. of Dairy Science.

M. Petridis, H. Ayala-del-Rio, T. Marsh, K. Sato, M. Bagdasarian, P. Bartlett and E. Walker.  2009.  Bacteria in the house fly (Muscidae: Musca domestica L.) gut: a comparative analysis in dairy farms of Wisconsin with cow feces using 16S rDNA sequence clone library analysis.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology.   (Submitted)

Bartlett, Paul C., James W. Van Buren, Andrew D. Bartlett, and Chun Zhou.  Case-Control Study of Risk Factors Associated with Feline and Canine Chronic Kidney Disease.  Veterinary Medicine International. Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 957570

Karina Ballester, Edwin Vazquez, A. Mahdi Saeed, Paul C. Bartlett. Evaluation of Prevalence, Transmission, and Prevention Methods of Salmonellosis from Pet Turtles in Michigan.  4:(1): 2011.  20-28.

Erskine, Ronald, Paul C. Bartlett, Kimberly M. Sabo and Lorraine M. Sordillo. Bovine leukosis virus infection in dairy cattle: Effect on serological response to immunization against J5 Escherichia coli bacterin.  Veterinary Medicine International.  Vet Med Int. 2011 Apr 3;2011:915747.

Gordoncillo MJ, Bender J, Noffsinger J, Bartlett PC.  Developing an open-access antimicrobial resistance learning site for veterinary medical students.  J Vet Med Educ. 2011 Winter;38(4):404-7.

Gordoncillo MJ, Bender J, Noffsinger J, Bartlett PC. Developing an open-access antimicrobial resistance learning site for veterinary medical students.   Zoonoses Public Health. 2011 Sep 14. doi: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2011.01437.x

McNamara SE, Abdujamilova N, Somsel P, Gordoncillo MJ, DeDecker JM, Bartlett PC Carriage of Clostridium difficile and other enteric pathogens among a 4-H avocational cohort. Zoonoses Public Health. 2011 May;58(3):192-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2010.01338.x.

Nodira, Abdujamilova, David Dixon, Patricia Somsel, Anthony Muyombwe, Patricia Clark, Jeffrey Massey,  Paul Bartlett. 2011. Norovirus typing and shedding in Michigan 2007-2008.  Michigan Journal of Public Health. 5(3): 24-52

Karina Ballester, Edwin Vazquez, A. Mahdi Saeed, Paul C. Bartlett. Evaluation of Prevalence, Transmission, and Prevention Methods of Salmonellosis from Pet Turtles in Michigan.  4:(1): 2011.  20-28

Erskine RJ, PC Bartlett PC, TM Byrem, et al. 2012b. Using a Herd Profile to Determine Age-Specific Prevalence of Bovine Leukemia Virus in Michigan Dairy Herds. Vet Med Intl 2012: doi:10.1155/2012/350374.

Erskine RJ, PC Bartlett, TM Byrem, et al. 2012a. Association between bovine leukemia virus, production, and population age in Michigan dairy herds. J Dairy Sci 95:727–734.

Erskine RJ, Bartlett PC, Byrem TM, Render CL, Febvay C, Houseman JT.  Herd-level determinants of bovine leukaemia virus prevalence in dairy farms. J Dairy Res. 2012 Sep 11:1-6.

M. J. Gordoncillo, N. Abdujamilova, M. Perri, S. Donabedian, M. Zervos and P. Bartlett. Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Backyard Pigs and Their Owners, Michigan, USA.  Zoonoses and Public Health, 2012, 59, 212–216

Gordoncillo MJ, Donabedian S, Bartlett PC, Perri M, Zervos M, Kirkwood R, Febvay C. Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium from Swine in Michigan, USA. Zoonoses Public Health. 2012 Sep 7. doi: 10.1111/zph.12008. [Epub ahead of print]

Byrem, T.M., Bartlett, P.C., Donohue, H., Voisinet, B.D., Houseman, J.T. (2012). Performance of a comerical serum ELISA for the detection of antibodies to Neospora caninum in whole and skim milk samples. Vet Parasitol. 190: 249-53.

Angela Katafiasz and Paul Bartlett.  Motivation for Unpasteurized Milk Consumption in Michigan, 2011.  March 2012.  Food Protection Trends 32(3): 24-28. 

Bartlett PC, B Norby, TM Byrem, et al. 2013. Bovine Leukemia Virus and Cow Longevity in Michigan Dairy Herds. J. Dairy Sci. 96(3):1591-1597.

Swenson, C., Erskine, R. and Bartlett, P.  2013. Impact of Bovine Leukemia Virus Infection on  Neutrophil and Lymphocyte Concentrations in Dairy Cattle.  J Am Vet Med Assoc. 243(1):131-135

Zalucha, J., Grooms, D., Erskine, R., Norby, B., Coussens, P., Bartlett, P. 2013. Bovine leukemia virus in Michigan beef bulls.  Clinical Theriogenology. 2013;5(4):451-447.

Paul C. Bartlett, Lorraine M. Sordillo, Todd M. Byrem, Bo Norby, Daniel L. Grooms, Cheryl L. Swenson, Jessica Zalucha, Ronald J. Erskine. Options for the control of bovine leukemia virus in dairy cattle. April 15, 2014 JAVMA 244(8): 914-922.


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