Millicent Eidson, D.V.M.

SUNY   Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

NYS Department of Health
Research Scientist, Office of Public Health Practice

New York State Department of Health
923 Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany NY 12237

Phone: 518-474-5973

D.V.M., Colo. State Univ., 1983
M.A. Univ. of Colo., 1979 Social Psychology

Research Interests:
Climate change and health, zoonotic diseases

EPI 625 Zoonoses, SPH 680 MPH Seminar, EPI 501 (online)

Selected Publications and Presentations:
Eidson M, Miller J, Kramer L, Cherry B, Hagiwara Y. Dead crow densities and human cases of West Nile virus, New York State, 2000. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Jul-Aug 2001; 7(4): 662-664.

Eidson M. Neon needles in a haystack: The advantages of passive surveillance for West Nile Virus. In: White DJ, Morse DL, eds. West Nile Virus: Detection, Surveillance, and Control, New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 2001;951:38-53.

Eidson M, Schmit K, Keegan M, Trimarchi CV, Tserenpuntsag B, Willsey A.  Development of bat rabies education materials.  Evidence-based Preventive Medicine, 2004:1:85-91.

Robbins A, Eidson M, Keegan M, Sackett D, Laniewicz B.  Bat Incidents at Children's Camps, New York State, 1998–2002. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2005;11:302-5.

Eidson M, Matthews S, Willsey A, Cherry B, Rudd B, Trimarchi C. Rabies in a pet guinea pig and seven pet rabbits.  J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2005;227:932-5.

Eidson M, Schmit K, Hagiwara Y, Anand M, Backenson PB, Gotham I, Kramer L. Dead crow density and West Nile virus monitoring, New York. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2005;11:662-4.

Zeng D, Chen H, Eidson M, Gotham I, Lynch C.  Disease Informatics and Outbreak Detection.  In: Chen H, Fuller S, McCray A, eds. Advances in Medical Informatics: Knowledge Management and Data Mining in Biomedicine. Springer-Verlag, 2005, pp. 359-395.

Johnson G D, Eidson M, Schmit K, Ellis A, Kulldorff M. Geographic Prediction of Human Onset of West Nile Virus Using Dead Crow Clusters: An Evaluation of Year 2002 Data in New York State. Am J Epidemiol 2006; 163:171-180.

Recuenco S, Eidson M, Cherry B, Johnson G. Risk-based cost modeling of oral rabies vaccine interventions for raccoon rabies. Zoonoses and Public Health 2009; 56(1):16-23.

Eidson M, Bingman AK. Terrestrial rabies and human postexposure prophylaxis, New York, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2010;16(3):527-529.

Hess JJ, Eidson M, Tlumak JE, Raab KK, Luber G. An evidence-based public health approach to climate change adaptation. Env Hlth Persp, 2014;in press. Available at:

Eidson M, Pradhan E, Morse D. Assessing the contributions of an academic health department for a school of public health in New York State. Public Health Reports, 2014;129 (May/June):296-302.

Birkhead GS, Eidson M, Dewar D, Nasca P, Morse DL, Shah NR. Integrating public health education in a public health practice setting: the experience of the School of Public Health, University at Albany and the New York State Department of Health. J Public Health Manag Pract, 2014;20(3):278-284.

Eidson M, Hagiwara Y, McNutt L, Rudd R. Bat rabies and human postexposure prophylaxis, New York, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(12):2380-3.