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Thomas J. Deliberto


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Dr. Thomas J. DeLiberto,   
NWRC Assistant Director


Dr. DeLiberto currently serves as an Assistant Director for the NWRC where he continues to coordinate Wildlife Services' SERS and research projects on diseases, chemistry, and economics. Dr. DeLiberto also serves on the Interagency Wild Bird HPAI Steering Committee, the White-Nose Syndrome Executive and Steering Committees, the National Biosurveillance Working Group, and the Foreign Animal Disease Threats Wildlife Task Force. He represents Wildlife Services on the board of directors for the U.S. Animal Health Association and the Wildlife Society's Wildlife Disease Working Group and on the Advisory Council for the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians. Additionally, Dr. DeLiberto coordinates wildlife disease surveillance and capacity-building projects in China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Greenland, Mexico, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, and the Ukraine.


National Wildlife Disease Program


Current Research

  • Feral swine diseases
  • Influenza
  • Avian diseases
  • White-nose syndrome
  • Bovine tuberculosis
  • One Health

Education 

  • DVM, Washington State University
  • Ph.D., Range Science, Utah State University
  • M.S., Wildlife Management, Texas Tech University
  • B.S., Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University

International Experience

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • China
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Russia
  • Denmark
  • Greenland
  • South Africa


Contact Information

 

Recent Publications

Feng, Z., J.A. Baroch, L.-P. Long, Y. Xu., F.L. Cunningham, K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, B.S. Schmit, A.S. Bowman, T.J. DeLiberto, and X.-F. Wan. 2014. Influenza A Subtype H3 viruses in feral swine, United States, 2011-2012. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(5): 843-846. doi: 10.3201/eid2005.131578.

Pedersen, K., C.R. Quance, S. Robbe-Austerman, A.J. Piaggio, S.N. Bevins, S.M. Goldstein, W.D. Gaston, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Identification of Brucella suis from feral swine in selected states in the USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(2): 171-179. doi: 10.7589/2013-09-235.

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, T. Gidlewski, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014.  Consequences associated with the recent range expansion of nonnative feral swine. BioScience Online 64(4): 291-299.  doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu015.

Pedersen, K., D.R. Marks, D.M. Arsnoe, C.L. Afonso, S.N. Bevins, P.J. Miller, A.R. Randall, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014.  Avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 (Newcastle disease virus), avian influenza virus, and Salmonella spp. in mute swans (Cygnus olor) in the Great Lakes region and Atlantic coast of the United States.  Avian Diseases 58(1): 129-136.  doi: 10.1637/10638-081413-Reg.1.

Pedersen, K. S.N. Bevins, J.A. Baroch, J.C. Cumbee, Jr., S.C. Chandler, B.S. Woodruff, T.T. Bigelow, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2013. Pseudorabies in feral swine in the United States, 2009-2012. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(3): 709-713.

Walter, W.D., J.W. Fischer, C.W. Anderson, D.R. Marks, T. DeLiberto, W. Robbe-Austerman, K.C. VerCauteren. 2013. Surveillance and movements of Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in the bovine tuberculosis region of Michigan. Epidemiology and Infection 141: 1498-1503. doi: 10.1017/S0950268813000629.

Wang C, Y. Zhang, B. Wu, S. Liu, P. Xu, Y. Lu, J. Luo, D..L. Nolte, T.J. Deliberto, M .Duan H. Zhang, and H. He. 2013. Evolutionary characterization of the pandemic H1N1/2009 influenza virus in humans based on non-structural genes. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56201. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056201.

 



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