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Yvette Johnson-Walker

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Contact Information

1008 W Hazelwood Dr
M/C 004
Urbana, IL 61802
Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

Veterinary clinical epidemiology and infectious disease outbreak investigation; geographic information systems as a tool for disease surveillance and monitoring environmental impacts of agriculture; and international programs to enhance health and productivity for farmers with limited resources.


  • PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • DVM, University of Illinois
  • MS, University of Illinois


  • Endogenous Avian Leukosis Virus as a risk factor for ovarian adenocarcinoma in layer hens.
  • Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus species among pets, clients, and personnel in a veterinary clinic setting.

Awards and Honors

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their students for Path 641: Food Safety and Public Health. Spring 2009

Courses Taught

  • Epidemiology
  • Food Safety and Public Health
  • Issues in Clinical Research
  • One, Medicine, One Health: Public Policy
  • Colloquium - Biosecurity in the Clinics
  • Poultry Rotation
  • Clinical Correlations
  • Ecosystem Health


selected publications

  • Johnson YJ, Herrmann JA, Wallace RL, Troutt HF, Myint MS.  Development and Implementation of a functional exercise to assess public health agency response to foodborne bioterrorism.  J of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  2009. Vol 6 No.1/49.
  • Herrmann JA, Johnson YJ, Troutt HF, Prudhomme T.  A Public-Policy Practicum to Address Current Issues in Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health.  Journal of Vet Med Education.  2009 Vol 36 No. 4 397-402.

service activities

One Health Steering Committee Member