Gustavo Machado
Gustavo Machado
Principal Investigator // Short curriculum vitae // Biographical sketch
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Scholar Citations

Dr. Gustavo Machado is a 2010 graduate of the Veterinary College at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. Dr. Machado completed a Master of Science in veterinary epidemiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil in 2013. Dr. Gustavo developed machine learning tools applied to epidemiology while pursuing his PhD in 2016. In 2016 he held a position as assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral associate position in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department, at the University of Minnesota. In January 2018, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine to lead research on transboundary epidemiology. Dr. Machado’s main research focus is to investigate the occurrence and spread of animal infectious diseases, especially transboundary disease, providing science-based support for decision making with regard to prevention and control. Currently, Dr. Machado’s research is focused on mathematical modeling and traditional statistics for practical mapping of the spread of infectious diseases among pig populations. Dr. Machado has authored or co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications in the field of animal disease and epidemiology.

In addition to all the exciting developments in the lab, Dr. Machado has a long standing interest in teaching disease epidemiology and developing and deploying capacity building for official veterinary services nationally and internationally.

Selected publications

1922 citations · h-index: 23
Last updated 30 April 2022

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The between-farm transmission dynamics of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus: A short-term forecast modelling comparison and the effectiveness of control strategies
Galvis JA,Jones CM,Prada JM,Corzo CA,Machado, Gustavo
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
The potential distribution of Pythium Insidiosum in the chincoteague National wildlife refuge, Virginia
Jara M,Holcomb K,Wang X,Goss EM,Machado, Gustavo
Frontiers in veterinary science 114
Modelling the transmission and vaccination strategy for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
Galvis JA,Corzo CA,Prada JM,Machado, Gustavo
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Development of a dissemination platform for spatiotemporal and phylogenetic analysis of avian infectious bronchitis virus
Jara M,Crespo R,Roberts D,Chapman A,Banda A,Machado, Gustavo
Frontiers in veterinary science 259
Impact of changes of horse movement regulations on the risks of equine infectious anemia: A risk assessment approach
Machado, Gustavo,Corbellini LG,Frias-De-Diego A,Dieh GN,Dos Santos DV,Jara M,de Freitas Costa E
Preventive Veterinary Medicine 105319
MrIML: Multi-response interpretable machine learning to model genomic landscapes
Fountain-Jones NM,Kozakiewicz CP,Forester BR,Landguth EL,Carver S,Charleston M,Gagne RB,Greenwell B,Kraberger S,Trumbo DR,Machado, Gustavo
Molecular Ecology Resources
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus dissemination across pig production systems in the United States
Jara M,Rasmussen DA,Corzo CA,Machado, Gustavo
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 667-683
Modelling the role of mortality-based response triggers on the effectiveness of African swine fever control strategies
Machado, Gustavo,Farthing TS,Andraud M,Lopes FP,Lanzas C
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Interpretable machine learning applied to on-farm biosecurity and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
Sykes AL,Silva GS,Holtkamp DJ,Mauch BW,Osemeke O,Linhares DC,Machado, Gustavo
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
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The ecology of chronic wasting disease in wildlife
Escobar LE,Pritzkow S,Winter SN,Grear DA,Kirchgessner MS,Dominguez-Villegas E,Machado, Gustavo,Townsend Peterson A,Soto C
Biological Reviews 393-408
Nairobi sheep disease virus: a historical and epidemiological perspective
Krasteva S,Jara M,Frias-De AF,Machado, Gustavo
Front Vet Sci
Information differences across spatial resolutions and scales for disease surveillance and analysis: The case of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Brazil
Servadio JL,Machado, Gustavo,Alvarez J,de Ferreira Lima Junior FE,Vieira Alves R,Convertino M
PloS one e0235920
Quantifying the dynamics of pig movements improves targeted disease surveillance and control plans
Machado, Gustavo,Galvis JA,Lopes FP,Voges J,Medeiros AA,C?<U+FFFD>rdenas NC
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
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Burkholderia mallei: The dynamics of networks and disease transmission
Cardenas NC,Galvis JO,Farinati AA,Grisi-Filho JH,Diehl GN,Machado, Gustavo
Transboundary and emerging diseases 715-728
Prevalence of and factors associated with feline leukemia virus FeLV and feline immunodeficiency virus FIV in cats of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Biezus G,Machado, Gustavo,Ferian PE,da Costa UM,da Silva Pereira LH,Withoeft JA,Nunes IA,Muller TR,de Cristo TG,Casagrande RA
Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases 17-21
Revisiting area risk classification of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil
Machado, Gustavo,Alvarez J,Bakka HC,Perez A,Donato LE,Junior FE,Alves RV,Vilas VJ
BMC infectious diseases 9-Jan
Identifying outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus through animal movements and spatial neighborhoods
Machado, Gustavo,Vilalta C,Recamonde-Mendoza M,Corzo C,Torremorell M,Perez A,VanderWaal K
Scientific reports 12-Jan
Mapping changes in the spatiotemporal distribution of lumpy skin disease virus
Machado, Gustavo,Korennoy F,Alvarez J,Picasso-Risso C,Perez A,VanderWaal K
Transboundary and emerging diseases 2045-2057
A one health approach to investigating leptospira serogroups and their spatial distributions among human and animals in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2013-2015
Polo N,Machado, Gustavo,Rodrigues R,Njera Hamrick P,Munoz-Zanzi C,Pereira MM,Bercini M,Timm LN,Schneider MC
Tropical medicine and infectious disease 42
Spatial distribution and spread potential of sixteen Leptospira serovars in a subtropical region of Brazil
Jara M,Escobar LE,Rodriges RO,Frias-De-Diego A,Sanhueza J,Machado, Gustavo
Transboundary and emerging diseases 2482-2495
Molecular serotyping of clinical strains of Haemophilus Glaesserella parasuis brings new insights regarding Glasser disease outbreaks in Brazil
Espandola JP,Balbinott N,Gressler LT,Machado, Gustavo,Klein CS,Rebelatto R,Martin CB,Kreutz LC,Schryvers AB,Frandoloso R
PeerJ e6817
Individual or common good? Voluntary data sharing to inform disease surveillance systems in food animals
Perez AM,Linhares DC,Arruda AG,VanderWaal K,Machado, Gustavo,Vilalta C,Sanhueza JM,Torrison J,Torremorell M,Corzo CA
Frontiers in veterinary science 194
Single fragment or bulk soil DNA metabarcoding: which is better for characterizing biological taxa found in surface soils for sample separation?
Boggs LM,Scheible MK,Machado, Gustavo,Meiklejohn KA
Genes 431
Machine-learning algorithms to identify key biosecurity practices and factors associated with breeding herds reporting PRRS outbreak
Silva GS,Machado, Gustavo,Baker KL,Holtkamp DJ,Linhares DC
Preventive veterinary medicine 104749
How to make more from exposure data? An integrated machine learning pipeline to predict pathogen exposure
Fountain-Jones NM,Machado, Gustavo,Carver S,Packer C,Recamonde-Mendoza M,Craft ME
Journal of Animal Ecology 1447-1461
Use of a voluntary testing program to study the spatial epidemiology of Johne's disease affecting dairy herds in Minnesota: a cross sectional study
Kanankege KST,Machado, Gustavo,Zhang L,Dokkebakken B,Schumann V,Wells SJ,Perez AM,Alvarez J
BMC veterinary research 11-Jan
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Prevalence of Rhodococcus equi from the nasal cavity of 1010 apparently healthy horses
Gressler LT,Machado, Gustavo,da Silveira BP,Cohen ND,Corbellini LG,Leotti VB,Diehl GN,Dos Santos LC,de Vargas AC
Equine veterinary journal 667-671
Identifying individual animal factors associated with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis MAP milk ELISA positivity in dairy cattle in the Midwest region of the United States
Machado, Gustavo,Kanankege K,Schumann V,Wells S,Perez A,Alvarez J
BMC veterinary research 8-Jan
Potential distribution of Pythium insidiosum in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and projections to neighbour countries
Machado, Gustavo,Weiblen C,Escobar LE
Transboundary and emerging diseases 1671-1679
Spatiotemporal dynamics and risk factors for human Leptospirosis in Brazil
Baquero OS,Machado, Gustavo
Scientific reports 14-Jan