Dr Siobhan Mor

BSc(Vet) BVSc GradCertEd WSSS PhD MANZCVS (epidemiology)
Senior Lecturer in Food Security

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 9351 6516

Website sydney.edu.au/mbi/

Biographical details

Following her veterinary training at the University of Sydney, Siobhan relocated to the United States where she completed a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA. Between 2009-2011 Siobhan held an academic appointment with the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. She returned to the University of Sydney to assume her current role in 2012.

Research interests

Siobhan has broad interests in the epidemiology of zoonotic, emerging and tropical infectious diseases of global health importance, with particular focus on Africa. Specific interests include:

  • food and waterborne infections
  • child health and nutrition
  • integrated approaches to human and animal disease surveillance and control
  • capacity building to support “One Health” approaches to infectious diseases

Teaching and supervision

  • Epidemiology and evidence-based practice;
  • Food safety and zoonoses;
  • One Health

Current projects

For more information on current and previous projects: http://siobhanmor.weebly.com/

In the media

The Atlantic(US) reported on research led by Dr Siobhan Mor from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about the need to understand animal disease to prevent human epidemics.

ABC Broken Hill interviewed Dr Siobhan Mor from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about research on livestock and wildlife disease and the risk it may pose to human health.

Dr Siobhan Mor from the Faculty of Veterinary Science was interviewed on ABC North West WAand The Landabout her research on livestock and wildlife disease and the risk it poses to human health.

BBC World Service(UK)interviewed Dr Siobhan Mor from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about her research on livestock and wildlife disease and the risk it poses to human health.

Dr Siobhan Mor from the Faculty of Veterinary Science was interviewed on ABC (Radio National, 612 Brisbane, Southern Queensland, Upper Hunter, NewsRadio, Wide Bay, Illawarra) about a University of Sydney study on livestock and wildlife disease posing a risk to human health.

Business Standard(India), The Verge(US), Infection Control Todayand Zee News(India)reported on research by Dr Siobhan Mor from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about how our lack of knowledge on animal diseases leaves humans at risk.

Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

International links

Uganda

(Mulago Hospital/Makerere University) Collaboration on cryptosporidiosis

United States

(Tufts University School of Medicine) Collaboration on cryptosporidiosis

Selected grants

2014

  • Strengthening food and nutrition security through family poultry and crop integration in Tanzania and Zambia; Alders R, Li M, McConchie R, Simpson J, Mor S, Young M; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs (R&D Programs).

2013

  • Strengthening National Veterinary Services through collaborative research and exchange.; Ejobi F, Nantima N, Mor S; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2012

  • Strengthening food security through family poultry and crop integration in Eastern and Southern Africa; Alders R, Li M, Mor S, Farrell P; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)/Research and Development Programs (R&D Programs).
  • Hospital and Household Studies of Respiratory Cryptosporidiosis and Transmission; Griffiths J, Mor S; National Institutes of Health (USA)/Research Support.
  • Sydney Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Network (SIBRN); Dhand N, Sorrell T, Bennett B, Booy R, Crawford J, Dwyer D, Gilbert G, Giles F, Holmes A, Hossain L, Iredell J, Jones C, Kesson A, Kerridge I, Marais B, Simpson S, Sintchenko V, Ward M, Werder O, Britton W, Hunter C, Kamradt-Scott A, Mor S, Salkeld G, Shaw T, Smith F, Wood N; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Mor, S., Griffiths, J. (2011). Water-Related Diseases in the Developing World. In Jerome O. Nriagu (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, (pp. 741-753). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

Journals

  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Global trends in infectious diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), In press, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltrán-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Global trends in infectious diseases at the wildlife–livestock interface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). [More Information]
  • Kabeta, T., Deresa, B., Tigre, W., Ward, M., Mor, S. (2015). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Animal Bite Victims Attending an Anti-rabies Health Center in Jimma Town, Ethiopia. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(6), 0003867. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., DeMaria Jr, A., Naumova, E. (2014). Hospitalization Records as a Tool for Evaluating Performance of Food and Water Borne Disease Surveillance Systems: A Massachusetts Case Study. PloS One, 9(4), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Alders, R., Aongolo, A., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Kimboka, S., Kocj, R., Li, M., Maulaga, W., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Pengelly, B., Simpson, J., et al (2014). Using a One Health Approach to Promote Food and Nutrition Security in Tanzania and Zambia. Planet@risk, 2(3), 187-190.
  • Banerjee, A., Mor, S., Kok, J., Sorrell, T., Hill-Cawthorne, G. (2014). Vulnerability, hysteria and fear - conquering Ebola virus. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(6), 320-321. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Robbins, A., Jarvin, L., Kaufman, G., Lindenmayer, J. (2013). Curriculum Asset Mapping for One Health Education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 40(4), 363-369. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Aminawung, J., DeMaria Jr, A., Naumova, E. (2011). Pneumonia and Influenza Hospitalization in HIV-Positive Seniors. Epidemiology and Infection, 139, 1317-1325. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tumwine, J., Ndeezi, G., Srinivasan, M., Kaddu-Mulindwa, D., Tzipori, S., Griffiths, J. (2010). Respiratory cryptosporidiosis in HIV-seronegative children in Uganda: potential for respiratory transmission. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 50(10), 1366-1372. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., DeMaria Jr, A., Griffiths, J., Naumova, E. (2009). Cryptosporidiosis in the Elderly Population of the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 48(6), 698-705. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tumwine, J., Naumova, E., Ndeezi, G., Tzipori, S. (2009). Microsporidiosis and Malnutrition in Children with persistent Diarrhea, Uganda. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(1), 49-52. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tzipori, S. (2008). Cryptosporidiosis in children in sub-Saharan Africa: A lingering challenge. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 47(7), 915-921. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tzipori, S. (2008). Cryptosporidiosis in Children in Sub-Saharan Africa:A Lingering Challenge. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 47, 915-921.

Conferences

  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Scoping the wildlife-livestock interface – diseases, species, regions, and trends. 64th Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Wildlife-livestock interfaces in the spotlight: diseases, species, regions, and trends in published research. 3rd International One Health Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2014). Snapshot: Infectious diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface. Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) Colloquium 2014, Sydney, Australia.
  • Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Rojo-Gimeno, C., Wiethoelter, A., Mor, S. (2014). The use of a systematic review methodology of scientific publication databases for better tailored surveillance of zoonotic and wildlife-transmitted diseases of livestock. 2nd International Conference in Animal Health Surveillance 2014, Havana, Cuba.

Other

  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Li, M., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Simpson, J. (2013), A One Health perspective on Infectious Disease and Food Security.

2015

  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Global trends in infectious diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), In press, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltrán-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Global trends in infectious diseases at the wildlife–livestock interface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). [More Information]
  • Kabeta, T., Deresa, B., Tigre, W., Ward, M., Mor, S. (2015). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Animal Bite Victims Attending an Anti-rabies Health Center in Jimma Town, Ethiopia. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(6), 0003867. [More Information]
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Scoping the wildlife-livestock interface – diseases, species, regions, and trends. 64th Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2015). Wildlife-livestock interfaces in the spotlight: diseases, species, regions, and trends in published research. 3rd International One Health Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2014

  • Mor, S., DeMaria Jr, A., Naumova, E. (2014). Hospitalization Records as a Tool for Evaluating Performance of Food and Water Borne Disease Surveillance Systems: A Massachusetts Case Study. PloS One, 9(4), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wiethoelter, A., Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Kock, R., Mor, S. (2014). Snapshot: Infectious diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface. Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) Colloquium 2014, Sydney, Australia.
  • Beltran-Alcrudo, D., Rojo-Gimeno, C., Wiethoelter, A., Mor, S. (2014). The use of a systematic review methodology of scientific publication databases for better tailored surveillance of zoonotic and wildlife-transmitted diseases of livestock. 2nd International Conference in Animal Health Surveillance 2014, Havana, Cuba.
  • Alders, R., Aongolo, A., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Kimboka, S., Kocj, R., Li, M., Maulaga, W., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Pengelly, B., Simpson, J., et al (2014). Using a One Health Approach to Promote Food and Nutrition Security in Tanzania and Zambia. Planet@risk, 2(3), 187-190.
  • Banerjee, A., Mor, S., Kok, J., Sorrell, T., Hill-Cawthorne, G. (2014). Vulnerability, hysteria and fear - conquering Ebola virus. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(6), 320-321. [More Information]

2013

  • Alders, R., Bagnol, B., De Bruyn, J., Li, M., McConchie, R., Mor, S., Simpson, J. (2013), A One Health perspective on Infectious Disease and Food Security.
  • Mor, S., Robbins, A., Jarvin, L., Kaufman, G., Lindenmayer, J. (2013). Curriculum Asset Mapping for One Health Education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 40(4), 363-369. [More Information]

2011

  • Mor, S., Aminawung, J., DeMaria Jr, A., Naumova, E. (2011). Pneumonia and Influenza Hospitalization in HIV-Positive Seniors. Epidemiology and Infection, 139, 1317-1325. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Griffiths, J. (2011). Water-Related Diseases in the Developing World. In Jerome O. Nriagu (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, (pp. 741-753). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

2010

  • Mor, S., Tumwine, J., Ndeezi, G., Srinivasan, M., Kaddu-Mulindwa, D., Tzipori, S., Griffiths, J. (2010). Respiratory cryptosporidiosis in HIV-seronegative children in Uganda: potential for respiratory transmission. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 50(10), 1366-1372. [More Information]

2009

  • Mor, S., DeMaria Jr, A., Griffiths, J., Naumova, E. (2009). Cryptosporidiosis in the Elderly Population of the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 48(6), 698-705. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tumwine, J., Naumova, E., Ndeezi, G., Tzipori, S. (2009). Microsporidiosis and Malnutrition in Children with persistent Diarrhea, Uganda. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(1), 49-52. [More Information]

2008

  • Mor, S., Tzipori, S. (2008). Cryptosporidiosis in children in sub-Saharan Africa: A lingering challenge. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 47(7), 915-921. [More Information]
  • Mor, S., Tzipori, S. (2008). Cryptosporidiosis in Children in Sub-Saharan Africa:A Lingering Challenge. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 47, 915-921.

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