Bevins, Sarah

Dr. Sarah Bevins

Dr. Sarah Bevins

Dr. Bevins is a research biologist at the NWRC. Her research and publications primarily focus on infectious diseases that involve wildlife, domestic animals, and/or people. Previous work has also involved invasive species and emerging pathogens. She is also an affiliate at Colorado State University.

Program: Wildlife and Food Security/ National Wildlife Disease Program

Current Research

  • Wildlife disease surveillance across large spatial scales
  • Potential role of wildlife in the introduction of pathogens into crops
  • Wildlife-mediated movement of infectious diseases
  • The interplay of invasive species and emergent pathogens


  • PhD Colorado State University
  • BA College of the Atlantic

International Experience:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Central America


Selected Publications:


Pedersen, K., T.D. Anderson, S.N. Bevins, K.L. Pabilonia, P.N. Whitley, D.R. Virchow, and T. Gidlewski. 2016. Evidence of leptospirosis in the kidneys and serum of feral swine (Sus scrofa) in the United States. Epidemiology and Infection 145:87-94.  doi: 10.1017/S0950268816002247  

Bevins, S., R. Pappert, J. Young, B. Schmit, D. Kohler, and L. Baeten. 2016. Effect of storage time and storage conditions on antibody detection in blood samples collected on filter paper. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(3):478-483. doi: 10.7589/2015-09-242  

Bevins, S. N., R. J. Dusek, C. L. White, T. Gidlewski, B. Bodenstein, K. G. Mansfield, P. DeBruyn, D. Kraege, E. Rowan, C. Gillin, B. Thomas, S. Chandler, J. Baroch, B. Schmit, M. J. Grady, R. S. Miller, M. L. Drew, S. Stopak, B. Zscheile, J. Bennett, J. Sengl, C. Brady, H. S. Ip, E. Spackman, M. L. Killian, M. K. Torchetti, J. M. Sleeman, and T. J. Deliberto. 2016. Widespread detection of highly pathogenic H5 influenza viruses in wild birds from the Pacific Flyway of the United States. Scientific Reports 6:28980.  doi: 10.1038/srep288980   

Carver, S., S.N. Bevins, M.R. Lappin, E.E. Boydston, L.M. Lyren, M.Alldredge, K.A. Logan, L.L. Sweanor, S.P.D. Riley, L.E.K. Serieys, R.N. Fisher, T. Winston Vickers, W.Boyce, R. McBride, M.C. Cunningham, M. Jennings, J.Lewis, T.Lunn, K.R. Crooks, and S.VandeWoude. 2016. Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States. Ecological Applications 26(2):367-381.   


Pedersen, K., K.L. Pabilonia, T.D. Anderson, S.N. Bevins, C.R. Hicks, J.M. Kloft, and T.J. Deliberto. 2015. Widespread detection of antibodies to Leptospira in feral swine in the United States. Epidemiology and Infection 143:2131-2136.  doi: 10.1017/S0950266814003148.


Pedersen, K., D.R. Marks, D.M. Arsnoe, S.N. Bevins, E. Wang, S.C. Weaver, R. M. Mickley, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Short Report: Antibody prevalence of select arboviruses in Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) in the Great Lakes region and Atlantic coast of the United States. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 91(6):1247-1249.  doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0280.

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, J.A. Baroch, B.S. Schmit, D. Kohler, T. Gidlewski, D.L. Nolte, S.R. Swafford, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Large-scale Avian Influenza surveillance in wild birds throughout the United States . PLoSOne 9(8): e104360. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104360.

Lee, J.S., S.N. Bevins, L.E.K. Serieys, W. Vickers, K.A. Logan, M. Aldredge, E.E. Boydston, L.M. Lyren, R.McBride, M. Roelke-Parker, J. Pecon-Slattery, J.L. Troyer, S.P. Riley, W.M. Boyce, K.R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude. 2014. Evolution of puma lentivirus in bobcats (Lynx rufus) and mountain lions (Puma concolor) in North America . Journal of Virology 88(14):7727-7737.  doi: 10.1128/JVI.00473-14.

Bevins, S.N.; Pedersen, K.; Lutman, M.; Gidlewski,T.; Deliberto, T. 2014. Consequences associated with the recent range expansion of non-native feral swine. Bioscience. doi:10.1093/biosci/biu015


Bevins, S.N.; Blizzard, E.L.; Bazan, L.R.; Whitley, P.N. 2013. Neospora caninum exposure in overlapping populations of coyotes (Canis latrans) and feral swine (Sus scrofa). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(4) 1028-1032

Bevins, .S.N,; Carver,  S.; Boydston, E.E.; Lyren, L.; Alldredge, M.; Logan, K.A.; Riley, S.P.D.; Fisher, R.N.; Vickers, Boyce, W.;  Lappin, M.R.; Salman, M.; Crooks, K.R.; VandeWoude, S. 2012. Three pathogens in sympatric populations of pumas, bobcats, and domestic cats: implications for disease transmission. PLoS One 7:e314

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