Ram K. Raghavan PhD., GISP.
BSc – Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Pune, India
PG Diploma – The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
MS – Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
PhD – Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
Assistant Professor (GIS/Spatial Epidemiology)
Phone: +1 785 532-5618
Fax: +1 785 532-4481
Spatially-enabled computational epidemiology of infectious diseases and applications of geospatial approaches for enhancing animal/public health are my research interests. I extensively use Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote-sensing concepts in my research alongside geo-statistical and stochastic simulation methods. Our current and prior research in this area has identified important spatio-temporal patterns and spatial determinants for vector/water-borne zoonotic diseases from climatic, environmental, and socio-economic themes. Increasingly, my research strives to identify consistencies in complex meteorological (climate) variable associations with vector-borne diseases through the utilization of high resolution ground-based and NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) datasets.
I teach the following courses: DMP 725 - GIS (Geographic Information System) Applications in Animal and Public Health (2 credit hours), and a concurrent laboratory course DMP 726 - GIS (Geographic Information System) Applications in Animal and Public Health – Lab (1).
Diagnostic laboratories nation-wide are beginning to employ cutting-edge information technology capabilities to enhance client-service, syndromic surveillance, and research and outreach. I oversee various information technology project development and adaptations at KSVDL.
Raghavan, R.K., Neises, D., Andresen, D.A, Ganta, R., 2014. Bayesian Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Geospatial Risk Factors of Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis in Kansas. 2002-2012. PLoS One. In Review.
Raghavan, R.K., Almes, K.A., Harrington, Jr. J.A., Goodin, D.A., Stackhouse, Jr., P.A. 2013. Spatially Heterogeneous Land-cover/Land-use and Climatic Risk Factors of Feline Cytauxzoonosis. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. Accpeted, Nov. 2013.
Raghavan, R.K. and Harrington, Jr., J.A., 2013. Communicating Kansas Climate and Climate Change: Initial Development of a Web-Based Resource. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences.
Raghavan, R.K., Brenner, K.M., Shawn Hutchinson, J.M., Harkin, K.R., 2013. Spatial scale Effects in Environmental Risk Factor Modeling for Diseases. Geospatial Health, 7: 169-182.
Raghavan, R.K., Harrington, J., Anderson, G.A., Shawn Hutchinson, J.M., DeBey, B.M. 2013. Environmental, Climatic and Residential Neighborhood Determinants of Feline Tularemia. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 13: 449-456.
Raghavan, R.K., Brenner, K.M., Higgins, J.J., Shawn Hutchinson, J., Harkin, K.R., 2012. Evaluations of Hydrologic Risk Factors of Canine Leptospirosis. 94 cases: (2002-2009). Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 107: 105-109.
Raghavan, R.K., Brenner, K.M., Higgins, J.J., Shawn Hutchinson, J., Harkin, K.R., 2012. Neighborhood Level Socio-Economic Risk Factors of Canine Leptospirosis. 94 cases (2002-2009). Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 106: 324-331.
Raghavan, R.K., Brenner, K.M., Higgins, J.J., Van der Merwe, D., Harkin, K.R., 2011. Evaluations of Land Cover Risk Factors for Canine Leptospirosis. 94 cases (2002-2009). Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 101: 241-249.
Raghavan, R.K.(Mohandass, S), Zalucki, M.P., 2001. DBM Development: Are We Measuring the Right Temperatures? The Management of Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Pests. Proceedings of IV International Workshop. Endersby, N.M., Ridland, P.M. (Eds.). Melbourne, Australia. 26-29November, 2001. pp 117-112.
Scanlan, J., Raghavan, R.K.(Mohandass,S), Vanderwoude, C., 2001. Modelling the Rate of Spread of RIFA (Red Imported Fire Ants) in Australia. Report to Plant Health Committee; 19 June 2001, Brisbane. Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane, Australia.