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Kansas State University

Faculty

 

Ram Raghavan

 

 

 

 

 

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)
Mosier O-222
Phone: +1 785 532-5618
Fax: +1 785 532-4481
Email: rkraghavan@vet.k-state.edu
Skype: ramuraghavan

 

 

Research
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.

Teaching
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).

Service
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.

Selected Publications

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.