Laurel E. Redding, VMD, PhD, DACVPM is a veterinary epidemiologist with expertise in the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of microbes at the human/animal interface. Her research seeks to: (1) to understand how animal contact affects the health of the gut microbiome and epidemiology of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in people, (2) promote antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary medicine by identifying effective stewardship interventions and formulating guidelines for antimicrobial use.
She is an internationally recognized expert on the epidemiology of Clostridioides difficile infection, determinants of gut microbiota health, and patterns and drivers of antimicrobial use in multiple species of veterinary importance. She has an extensive publication record on these topics and has delivered many talks on related subjects to diverse groups, including researchers/universities, veterinary and human health stakeholders, and the lay public.
Dr. Redding’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute. Her peer-reviewed scholarship has appeared in journals such as Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Open Forum for Infectious Diseases, PLOS One, Anaerobe, Zoonoses and Public Health, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, the Veterinary Record, and Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine.
She serves as the director of the Human-Animal Health Interface for the Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Safety at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the Research Council at Penn Vet and of the Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and serves on the boards of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and Conference for Research Workers in Animal Disease.
Dr. Redding holds a V.M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and board certification from the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Content Area Specialties
Veterinary epidemiology, microbiota health, antimicrobial stewardship, zoonoses, clinical trials
Quantitative data analysis, bioinformatics, in-depth interviewing, qualitative content analysis
Redding LE, Tu V, Abbas A, Alvarez M, Zackular J, Bushman F, Kelly DJ, Barnhart D, Lee JJ, Bittinger K. Genetic and phenotypic characteristics of Clostridium (Clostridioides) difficile from canine, bovine, and pediatric populations Anaerobe : , 2022.Martin KH, Redding LE, Boyle AG. Factors Influencing Veterinarian Opinion on Reporting of Equine Strangles in the United States J Equine Vet Sci : doi: 10.1016/j.jevs.2022.103947, 2022.Stephen D. Cole, Dayana Perez-Bonilla, Ashley Hallowell, and Laurel E. Redding Carbapenem Prescribing at a Veterinary Hospital Prior to an Outbreak of Carbapenem Resistant E. coli JSAP : , 2022.Miller SL, Serpell JS, Dalton K, Waite K, Morris DO, Redding LE, Dreschel NA, Davis MF The importance of evaluating positive welfare characteristics and temperament in working therapy dogs Front Vet Sci. : , 2022.Dorph, K, Haughan, J, Robinson, M, Redding, LE. Critically important antimicrobials are frequently used on equine racetracks JAVMA : , 2022.Laurel E. Redding, Brianna Parsons, Joseph S. Bender Educational interventions to address misconceptions about antibiotic residues in milk can alter consumer perceptions and may affect purchasing habits Journal of Dairy Science 104: , 2021.Rule EK, Boyle AG, Redding LE Antimicrobial Prescribing Patterns in Equine Ambulatory Practice Prev Vet Med : , 2021.Anis, E., Barnart, D., Barnard, A., Kelly, D. J., Redding, L. E. Performance of commercial PCR assays to detect toxigenic Clostridioides difficile in the feces of puppies Veterinary Medicine and Science 00: , 2021.Kathryn R. Dalton, Kathy Ruble, Laurel E. Redding, Daniel O.
Morris, Noel T. Mueller, Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., Jacqueline Agnew, Karen C.
Carroll, Paul J. Planet, Ronald C. Rubenstein, Allen R. Chen, Elizabeth A.
Grice, Meghan F. Davis Microbial Sharing between Pediatric Patients and Therapy Animals during Hospital Animal-Assisted Intervention Programs Microorganisms : , 2021.Redding LE, Huang E, Ryave J, Webb T, Barnhart D, Baker L, Bender J, Kristula M, Kelly D Clostridioides difficile on dairy farms and potential risk to dairy farm workers Anaerobe : , 2021.
BA (Religion) Duke University, 2006VMD (Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania School of Veterninary Medicine, 2015PhD (Epidemiology (pharmacoepidemiology)) University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2015Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine