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Dr. Abani Pradhan

Associate Professor

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Program

Nutrition & Food Science 0112 Skinner Building 4300 Chapel Lane College Park, Maryland 20742-7521

Associate Professor

Center for Food Safety and Security Systems College Park, Maryland 20742

Biography:
Dr. Abani Pradhan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science & the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland in College Park (UMD). He is also the Director of Graduate Program in Nutrition and Food Science at UMD since 2017. He has been serving as the faculty advisor of the UMD Food Science Club (since 2012), Nutrition and Food Science Graduate Student Organization (since 2017), and Develop, Empower, and Synergize India (DESI, since 2018). Prior to joining UMD in 2011, he was a Research Associate at Cornell University.

Education:
    Postdoctoral Training. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 2011
    Ph.D. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 2006
    M. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. 2001
    B. Tech. Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, India. 1998

Research:
Research interests of Dr. Pradhan’s group are broadly in the area of food safety and risk assessment. Many foodborne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, pathogenic Escherichia coli, and Toxoplasma gondii are of serious food safety and public health concerns as they can cause life-threatening diseases in human populations. The continuing incidence of foodborne disease outbreaks and food recalls in the U.S. and across the globe clearly demonstrate the need for improvement in the safety and security of our food supply. Because of the highly complex issues currently challenging the management of food safety risks on an international basis, advances in food safety risk assessment are crucial for providing a more scientifically sound basis for informed management and policy decisions. Our goal is to improve food safety by integrating experimental and field data with mathematical modeling, and developing predictive and risk models that will aid in guiding several stakeholders such as policy makers, government agencies, and food industry in making informed risk management decisions.
          Using food microbiology, engineering, risk assessment modeling, and advanced data analytic (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning) techniques, we have been conducting interdisciplinary research to address critical food safety issues related to foodborne pathogens in different food categories such as fresh produce (e.g., leafy greens), meat and poultry, dairy products, and low moisture foods (e.g., pet foods, chocolate). We are also working on developing and utilizing appropriate methods and approaches to integrate microbial genomics with risk assessment to evaluate public health risk.
          Research interests: Food safety, quantitative microbial risk assessment, predictive microbiology, advanced data analytics [artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)], supply chain and system modeling, food safety engineering, and molecular epidemiology

Teaching:
Courses Taught:
    NFSC112: Food: Science and Technology (3 credits; co-teach); Fall semester
    NFSC431: Food Quality Control (4 credits); Spring semester
    NFSC679R: Food Safety and Nutrition Risk Assessment (4 credits); Fall semester

Awards and Honors:

  • LEAD21 Fellow - Leadership Development for the 21st Century: Linking Research, Academics, and Extension, 2021-2022

  • First Place recipient of John N. Sofos Most-cited JFP Review Publication Award. International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). [JFP: Journal of Food Protection. Paper published from Dr. Pradhan’s lab], 2020

  • ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Teaching Professorship Award, American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), 2020

  • Faculty Research Award of Excellence, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, 2020

  • Faculty-Student Research Award, the Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park, 2020-2021

  • Among honored faculty and researchers, Maryland Research Excellence Celebration, University of Maryland, College Park, 2020

  • Among honored faculty and researchers, Inaugural Maryland Research Excellence Celebration, University of Maryland, College Park, 2019

  • UMD Leadership Fellow, University of Maryland, College Park, ADVANCE Initiative, 2018-2019

  • The Paul R. Poffenberger Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, 2018

  • Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award, Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), 2015

  • Excellence in Instruction Award, Alumni Chapter-College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015

  • On-Campus Junior Faculty Award of Excellence, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, 2014

  • Honored Faculty, 7th Annual University-Wide Celebration of Scholarship and Research, University of Maryland, College Park, 2014

  • Honored Faculty, 6th Annual University-Wide Celebration of Scholarship and Research, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013

  • Johne’s Disease Integrated Program (JDIP) travel award, JDIP 6th annual conference, Denver, Colorado, 2010

  • Johne’s Disease Integrated Program (JDIP) travel award, 10th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis (ICP), Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009

  • Student Merit Award, Exposure Assessment Specialty Group-Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), 2006

  • 1st place award winner, poster competition, Food Safety Consortium (FSC) annual meeting, 2005

  • Student Travel Award, Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), SRA annual meeting, 2004

  • 2nd place award winner, poster competition, Arkansas Section of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) annual meeting, 2004

  • Student Travel Award, Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), SRA annual meeting, 2003

  • 3rd place award winner, poster competition, Food Safety Consortium (FSC) annual meeting, 2003

  • Institute Silver Medal for the best graduate student in the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, 2001

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship, Federal Republic of Germany, 2000-2001

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Fellowship, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, 1999-2001

  • Basudev Prasad Modi Gold Medal for securing the top position (rank 1) among all graduating students (Bachelor’s degree) of all Colleges, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, India, 1998

  • University Gold Medal for securing the top position (rank 1) among all graduating students (Bachelor of Technology) of the College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, India, 1998

  • University Merit Scholarship, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar (OUAT), India, 1994-1998

Professional Societies/Associations Membership:

  • International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)

  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

  • Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Offices, Committee, and Leadership Roles (selected):

  • Member, Annual Meeting Program Committee - International Association for Food Protection (IAFP); 2020-2023

  • Senator, University Senate, UMD - Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Representative; 2018-2021

  • Member, Journal of Food Protection (JFP) Management Committee - International Association for Food Protection (IAFP); 2013-2019

  • Member (Faculty Representative), Educational Affairs Committee, a University Senate Standing Committee, UMD; 2016-2018

  • Member, Program Committee - Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting; 2017

  • Past President: 2018-2019, President: 2017-2018, Vice President: 2016-2017, Indian Association for Food Protection in North America – an affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)

  • Past Chair: 2017-2018, Chair: 2016-2017, Vice Chair: 2015-2016, Senior Secretary: 2014-2015, Secretary: 2013-2014, Microbial Risk Analysis Specialty Group (MRASG) – Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

  • President, Alpha Epsilon-Arkansas Chapter; 2003-2004. This Chapter was awarded the most improved Chapter by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) in 2004. Alpha Epsilon is an honor society for outstanding agricultural, biological, and food engineers.

Publications:
The updated list of publications can be found on Google Scholar Profile.

Book Chapters

  • Pradhan A. K., A. Mishra, and H. Pang. 2019. Predictive microbiology and microbial risk assessment, p. 989-1006. In M. P. Doyle, F. Diez-Gonzalez, and C. Hill (ed.), Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers, 5th edition, ASM Press, Washington, D.C.

  • Pradhan A. K., H. Pang, and A. Mishra. 2019. Foodborne disease outbreaks associated with organic foods: animal and plant products, p.135-150. In D. Biswas and S. Micallef (ed.), Safety and Practice for Organic Food, Elsevier Inc., the Netherlands.

  • Pradhan A. K., A. Mishra, and H. Pang. 2018. Relevant pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in vegetable products, p. 29-58. In F. Pérez-Rodríguez, P. Skandamis, and V. Valdramidis (ed.), Quantitative Methods for Food Safety and Quality in the Vegetable Industry (Food Microbiology and Food Safety – Practical Approaches), Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Rani, S., and A. K. Pradhan. 2021. Evaluating uncertainty and variability associated with Toxoplasma gondii survival during cooking and low temperature storage of fresh cut meats. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 341, Article 109031. [PMID: 33485138]

  • Ndraha, N., H.-I. Hsiao, Y.-Z. Hsieh, and A. K. Pradhan. 2021. Predictive models for the effect of environmental factors on the abundance of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in oyster farms in Taiwan using extreme gradient boosting. Food Control, 130, Article 108353.

  • Yin, H.-B., N. Gupta, C.-H. Chen, A. Boomer, A. Pradhan, and J. Patel. 2020. Persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H12 and Escherichia coli K12 as non-pathogenic surrogates for O157:H7 on lettuce cultivars irrigated with secondary-treated wastewater and roof-collected rain water in the field. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4, Article 555459.

  • Horr, T., and A. K. Pradhan. 2020. Evaluation of public health risk for Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cilantro. Food Research International, 136, Article 109545. [PMID: 32846599]

  • Rani, S., and A. K. Pradhan. 2020. Evaluation and meta-analysis of test accuracy of direct PCR and bioassay methods for detecting Toxoplasma gondii in meat samples. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 131, Article 10966.

  • Rani, S., C. K. Cerqueira-Cézar, F. H. A. Murata, O. C. H. Kwok, J. P. Dubey, and A. K. Pradhan. 2020. Distribution of Toxoplasma gondii tissue cysts in shoulder muscles of naturally infected goats and lambs. Journal of Food Protection, 83: 1396-1401. [PMID: 32294177]

  • Chen, J., S. Karanth, and A. K. Pradhan. 2020. Quantitative microbial risk assessment for Salmonella: Inclusion of whole genome sequencing and genomic epidemiological studies, and advances in the bioinformatics pipeline. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2, Article 100045.

  • Patra, D., P. T. Leisnham, C. K. Tanui, and A. K. Pradhan. 2020.  Evaluation of global research trends in the area of food waste due to date labeling using a scientometrics approach. Food Control, 105, Article 107307.

  • Yin, H.-B., C.-H. Chen, S. Karanth, S. Byun, C. Mayer, D. Harriger, A. Pradhan, and J. Patel. 2020. Effect of cultivars and irrigation waters on persistence of indicator bacteria on lettuce grown in high tunnel. Journal of Food Safety, 40(4), Article 12795.

  • Dubey, J. P., D. E. Hill, V. Fournet, D. Hawkins-Cooper, C. K. Cerqueira-Cézar, F. H. A. Murata, S. K. Verma, O. C. H. Kwok, S. Rani#, J. Fredericks, B. Adams, J. Jones, R. E. Wiegand, Y. Ying#, M. Guo#, C. Su, and A. K. Pradhan. 2020. Low prevalence of viable Toxoplasma gondii in fresh, unfrozen, American pasture-raised pork and lamb from retail meat stores in the United States. Food Control, 109, Article 106961.

  • Jia, W., X. Wen, S. Xie, Y. Dai, Z. Li, X. Wang, J. Hu, X. Jin, X. Li, W. Qi, A. K. Pradhan, and M. Liao. 2019. A novel antigenic drift of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in poultry, China, 2018. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 220: 723-725. [PMID: 31282540]

  • Rani, S., A. Beaver, Y. H. Schukken, and A. K. Pradhan. 2019. Modeling the effects of infection status and hygiene practices on Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis contamination in bulk tank milk. Food Control, 104: 367-376.

  • Cao, H., A. K. Pradhan, J. S. Karns, E. Hovingh, D. R. Wolfgang, B. T. Vinyard, S. Woo Kim, S. Salaheen, B. J. Haley, and J. A. S. Van Kessel. 2019. Age-associated distribution of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli isolated from dairy herds in Pennsylvania, 2013–2015. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 16: 60-67. [PMID: 30597121]

  • Rani, S., C. K. Cerqueira-Cézar, F. H. A. Murata, M. Sadler, O. C. H. Kwok, A. K. Pradhan, D. E. Hill, J. F. Urban Jr., and J. P. Dubey. 2019. Toxoplasma gondii tissue cyst formation and density of tissue cysts in shoulders of pigs 7 and 14 days after feeding infected mice tissues. Veterinary Parasitology, 269: 13-15. [PMID: 31079821]

  • Mitchell, R. M., A. Beaver, E. Knupfer, A. K. Pradhan, T. Fyock, R. H. Whitlock, and Y. H. Schukken. 2019. Elucidating transmission patterns of endemic Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis using molecular epidemiology. Veterinary Sciences, 6: 32. [PMID: 30897720]

  • Juneja, V. K., A. Mishra, and A. K. Pradhan. 2018. Dynamic predictive model for growth of Bacillus cereus from spores in cooked beans. Journal of Food Protection, 81: 308-315. [PMID: 29369689]

  • Pang, H., R. McEgan, S. A. Micallef, and A. K. Pradhan.2018. Evaluation of meteorological factors associated with pre-harvest contamination risk of generic Escherichia coli in a mixed produce and dairy farm. Food Control, 85: 135-143.

  • Pang, H., R. McEgan, A. Mishra, S. A. Micallef, and A. K. Pradhan. 2017. Identifying and modeling meteorological risk factors associated with pre-harvest contamination of Listeria species in a mixed produce and dairy farm. Food Research International, 102: 355-363. [PMID: 29195959]

  • Dubey, J. P., J. Brown, S. K. Verma, C. K. Cerqueira-Cézar, J. Banfield, O. C. H. Kwok, Y. Ying, F. H. A. Murata, A. K. Pradhan, and C. Su. 2017. Isolation of viable Toxoplasma gondii, molecular characterization, and seroprevalence in elk (Cervus canadensis) in Pennsylvania, USA. Veterinary Parasitology, 243: 1-5. [PMID: 28807274]

  • Ying, Y., S. K. Verma, O. C.H. Kwok, F. Alibana, R. Mcleod, C. Su, J. P. Dubey, and A. K. Pradhan. 2017. Prevalence and genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii in free-range chickens from grocery stores and farms in Maryland, Ohio and Massachusetts, USA. Parasitology Research, 116: 15911595. [PMID: 28337538]

  • Guo, M., E. Lambertini, R. L. Buchanan, J. P. Dubey, D. E. Hill, H. R. Gamble, J. L. Jones, and A. K. Pradhan. 2017. Quantifying the risk of human Toxoplasma gondii infection due to consumption of fresh pork in the United States. Food Control, 73: 1210-1222.

  • Pang, H., E. Lambertini, R. L. Buchanan, D. W. Schaffner, and A. K. Pradhan. 2017. Quantitative microbial risk assessment for Escherichia coli O157:H7 in fresh-cut lettuce. Journal of Food Protection, 80: 302-311. [PMID:28221978]

  • Mishra, A., H. Pang, R. L. Buchanan, D. W. Schaffner, and A. K. Pradhan. 2017. A system model for understanding the role of animal feces as a route of contamination of leafy greens before harvest. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83: e02775-16. [PMID: 27836846]

  • Mishra, A., M. Guo, R. L. Buchanan, D. W. Schaffner, and A. K. Pradhan. 2017. Prediction of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes growth in leafy greens without temperature control. Journal of Food Protection, 80: 68-73. [PMID: 28221878]

  • Mishra, A., M. Guo, R. L. Buchanan, D. W. Schaffner, and A. K. Pradhan. 2017. Development of growth and survival models for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes during non-isothermal time-temperature profiles in leafy greens. Food Control, 71: 32-41.

  • Mishra, A., R. L. Buchanan, D. W. Schaffner, and A. K. Pradhan. 2016. Cost, quality, and safety: A nonlinear programming approach to optimize the temperature during supply chain of leafy greens. LWT – Food Science and Technology, 73: 412-418.

  • Guo, M., A. Mishra, R. L. Buchanan, J. P. Dubey, D. E. Hill, H. R. Gamble, and A. K. Pradhan. 2016. Quantifying the risk of human Toxoplasma gondii infection due to consumption of domestically produced lamb in the United States. Journal of Food Protection, 79: 1181-1187. [PMID: 27357038]

  • Guo, M, A. Mishra, R. L. Buchanan, J. P. Dubey, D. E. Hill, H. R. Gamble, J. L. Jones, X. Du, and A. K. Pradhan. 2016. Development of dose-response models to predict the relationship for human Toxoplasma gondii infection associated with meat consumption.  Risk Analysis, 36: 926-938. [PMID: 26477997]

  • Guo, M., A. Mishra, R. L. Buchanan, J. P. Dubey, D. E. Hill, H. R. Gamble, J. L. Jones, and A. K. Pradhan. 2016. A systematic meta-analysis of Toxoplasma gondii prevalence in food animals in the United States. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 13: 109-118. [PMID: 26854596]

  • Lambertini, E., R. L. Buchanan, C. Narrod, and A. K. Pradhan. 2016. Transmission of bacterial zoonotic pathogens between pets and humans: The role of pet food. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 56: 364-418. [PMID: 25875576]

  • Lambertini, E., A. Mishra, M. Guo, H. Cao, R. L. Buchanan, and A. K. Pradhan. 2016. Modeling the long-term kinetics of Salmonella survival on dry pet food. Food Microbiology, 58: 1-6. [PMID: 27217351]

  • Slater, N., R. M. Mitchell, R. H. Whitlock, T. Fyock, A. K. Pradhan, E. Knupfer, Y. H. Schukken, and Y. Louzoun. 2016. Impact of the shedding level on transmission of persistent infections in Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). Veterinary Research, 47: 38. [PMID: 26925966]

  • Smith, R. L., Y. T. Gröhn, A. K. Pradhan, R. H. Whitlock, J. S. Van Kessel, J. M. Smith, D. R. Wolfgang, and Y. H. Schukken. 2016. The effects of progressing and nonprogressing Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis infection on milk production in dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science, 99: 1383-1390. [PMID: 26686721]

  • Lambertini, E., R. L. Buchanan, C. Narrod, R. M. Ford, R. C. Baker, and A. K. Pradhan. 2016. Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 216: 79-90. [PMID: 26414858]

  • Guo, M., R. L. Buchanan, J. P. Dubey, D. E. Hill, E. Lambertini#, Y. Ying#, H. R. Gamble, J. L. Jones, and A. K. Pradhan. 2015. Qualitative assessment for Toxoplasma gondii exposure risk associated with meat products in the United States. Journal of Food Protection, 78: 2207-2219. [PMID: 26613916]

  • Yang, Y., Y. Ying, S. K. Verma, A. B. M. Cassinelli, O. C. H. Kwok, H. Liang, A. K. Pradhan, X. Q. Zhu, C. Su, and J. P. Dubey. 2015. Isolation and genetic characterization of viable Toxoplasma gondii from tissues and feces of cats from the central region of China. Veterinary Parasitology, 211: 283-288. [PMID: 26033402]

  • Lambertini, E., J. S. Karns, J. S. Van Kessel, H. Cao, Y. H. Schukken, D. R. Wolfgang, J. M. Smith, and A. K. Pradhan. 2015. Dynamics of Escherichia coli virulence factors in dairy herds and farm environments in a longitudinal study in the United States. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81: 4477-4488. [PMID: 25911478]

  • Guo, M., J. P. Dubey, D. Hill, R. L. Buchanan, H. R. Gamble, J. L. Jones, and A. K. Pradhan. 2015. Prevalence and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii infection in meat animals and meat products destined for human consumption. Journal of Food Protection, 78: 457-476. [PMID: 25710166]

  • Wang, W., M. Li., W. Fang, A. K. Pradhan, and Y. Li. 2013. A predictive model for assessment of decontamination effects of lactic acid and chitosan used in combination on Vibrio parahaemolyticus in shrimps. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 167: 124-130. [PMID: 24135668]

  • Li, M., A. Pradhan, W. Wang, and Y. Li. 2013. Prediction of Listeria innocua survival in fully cooked chicken breast products during postpackage thermal treatment. Poultry Science, 92: 827-835. [PMID: 23436535]

  • Pradhan, A. K., M. Li, Y. Li, L. C. Kelso, T. A. Costello, and M. G. Johnson. 2012. A modified Weibull model for growth and survival of Listeria innocua and Salmonella Typhimurium in chicken breasts during refrigerated and frozen storage. Poultry Science, 91: 1482-1488. [PMID: 22582310]

  • Pradhan, A. K., R. Ivanek, Y. T. Gröhn, R. Bukowski, and M. Wiedmann. 2011. Comparison of public health impact of Listeria monocytogenes product-to-product and environment-to-product contamination of deli meats at retail. Journal of Food Protection, 74: 1860-1868. [PMID: 22054186]

  • Smith, R. L., Y. H. Schukken, A. K. Pradhan, J. M. Smith, R. H. Whitlock, J. S. Van Kessel, D. R. Wolfgang, and Y. T. Gröhn. 2011. Environmental contamination with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in endemically infected dairy herds. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 102: 1-9. [PMID: 21775002]

  • Latorre, A. A., A. K. Pradhan, J. S. Van Kessel, J. S. Karns, K. J. Boor, D. H. Rice, K. J. Mangione, Y. T. Gröhn, and Y. H. Schukken. 2011. Quantitative risk assessment of listeriosis due to consumption of raw milk. Journal of Food Protection, 74: 1268-1281. [PMID: 21819653]

  • Li, M., A. Pradhan, L. Cooney, A. Mauromoustakos, P. Crandall, M. Slavik, and Y. Li. 2011. A predictive model for the inactivation of Listeria innocua in cooked poultry products during postpackage pasteurization. Journal of Food Protection, 74: 1261-1267. [PMID: 21819652]

  • Latorre, A. A., J. S. Van Kessel, J. S. Karns, M. J. Zurakowski, A. K. Pradhan, K. J. Boor, E. Adolph, S. Sukhnanand, and Y. H. Schukken. 2011. Increased in vitro adherence and on-farm persistence of predominant and persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains in the milking system. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77: 3676-3684. [PMID: 21441322]

  • Pradhan, A. K., R. M. Mitchell, A. J. Kramer, M. J. Zurakowski, T. L. Fyock, R. H. Whitlock, J. M. Smith, E. Hovingh, J. S. Van Kessel, J. S. Karns, and Y. H. Schukken. 2011. Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in a longitudinal study of three dairy herds. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49: 893-901. [PMID: 21209171]

  • Pradhan, A. K., R. Ivanek, Y. T. Gröhn, R. Bukowski, I. Geornaras, J. Sofos, and M. Wiedmann. 2010. Quantitative risk assessment of listeriosis-associated deaths due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination of deli meats originating from manufacture and retail. Journal of Food Protection, 73: 620-630. [PMID: 20377949]

  • Smith, R. L., R. L. Strawderman, Y. H. Schukken, S. J. Wells, A. K. Pradhan, L. A. Espejo, R. H. Whitlock, J. S. Van Kessel, J. M. Smith, D. R. Wolfgang, and Y. T. Gröhn. 2010. Effect of Johne’s disease status on reproduction and culling in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science, 93: 3513-3524. [PMID: 20655419]

  • Latorre, A. A., J. S. Van Kessel, J. S. Karns, M. J. Zurakowski, A. K. Pradhan, K. J. Boor, B. M. Jayarao, B. A. Houser, C. S. Daugherty, and Y. H. Schukken. 2010. Biofilm in milking equipment on a dairy farm as a potential source of bulk tank milk contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Journal of Dairy Science, 93: 2792-2802. [PMID: 20494189]

  • Pradhan, A. K., R. Ivanek, Y. T. Gröhn, I. Geornaras, J. Sofos, and M. Wiedmann. 2009. Quantitative risk assessment for Listeria monocytogenes in selected categories of deli meats: Impact of lactate and diacetate on listeriosis cases and deaths. Journal of Food Protection, 72: 978-989. [PMID: 19517724]

  • Smith, R. L., Y. T. Gröhn, A. K. Pradhan, R. H. Whitlock, J. S. Van Kessel, J. M. Smith, D. R. Wolfgang, and Y. H. Schukken. 2009. A longitudinal study on the impact of Johne’s disease status on milk production in individual cows. Journal of Dairy Science, 92: 2653-2661. [PMID: 19447998]

  • Pradhan, A. K., J. S. Van Kessel, J. S. Karns, D. R. Wolfgang, E. Hovingh, K. A. Nelen, J. M. Smith, R. H. Whitlock, T. Fyock, S. Ladely, P. J. Fedorka-Cray, and Y. H. Schukken. 2009. Dynamics of endemic infectious diseases of animal and human importance on three dairy herds in the northeastern US. Journal of Dairy Science, 92: 1811-1825. [PMID: 19307664]

  • Latorre, A. A., J. S. Van Kessel, J. S. Karns, M. J. Zurakowski, A. K. Pradhan, R. N. Zadoks, K. J. Boor, and Y. H. Schukken. 2009. Molecular ecology of Listeria monocytogenes: Evidence for a reservoir in milking equipment on a dairy farm. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75: 1315-1323. [PMID: 19114514]

  • Pradhan, A. K., Y. Li, J. A. Marcy, M. G. Johnson, and M. Tamplin. 2007. Pathogen kinetics and heat and mass transfer-based predictive model for Listeria innocua in irregular-shaped poultry products during thermal processing. Journal of Food Protection, 70: 607-615. [PMID: 17388048]

  • Pradhan, A. K., Y. Li, B. L. Swem, and A. Mauromoustakos. 2005. Predictive model for the survival, death, and growth of Salmonella Typhimurium in broiler hatchery. Poultry Science, 84: 1959-1966. [PMID: 16479956]