Epidemiologist joins AVMA Publications

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Dr. Trevejo
Dr. Rosalie T. Trevejo

Another veterinary epidemiologist has become part of the scientific editing team for JAVMA and AJVR.

Dr. Rosalie T. Trevejo joined the AVMA Publications Division in June as an assistant editor. She is among the editors who coordinate peer reviews of manuscripts, decide whether they should be published in JAVMA or AJVR, and revise them for accuracy and style. She will work with the authors, reviewers, and AVMA copy editors and other production staff.

Dr. Trevejo earned her DVM degree at the University of California-Davis in 1994. She worked for the California Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases before earning a doctoral degree in epidemiology in 2003 at the University of California-Berkeley. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, with certification in the epidemiology specialty.

Just before joining the AVMA, Dr. Trevejo conducted epidemiologic research for Banfield Pet Hospital. While working for Banfield, she was the lead author of an article published in the March 15, 2018, issue of JAVMA on associations in cats between periodontal disease and the risk of developing chronic azotemic kidney disease (J Am Vet Med Assoc 2018;252:710-720).

The retrospective cohort study involved about 170,000 cats that were evaluated at least three times between January 2002 and June 2013. Dr. Trevejo and her co-authors—including AVMA deputy editor Dr. Sandra Lefebvre—found periodontal disease was associated with an increased risk of azotemic kidney disease, and the risk increased as oral health worsened.

Since 2010, Dr. Trevejo also has been an instructor of epidemiology and public health at the Oregon State University Carson College of Veterinary Medicine.

With the AVMA Publications Division, Dr. Trevejo said she is excited to join a team that has a positive contribution to the veterinary profession through the publication of high-quality journals.

"It is an opportunity that allows me to draw on my experiences as an epidemiologist, researcher, and veterinary educator," she said. "I look forward to playing a role in the dissemination of important information that helps to advance so many segments of the veterinary profession."