SGU Research Investigators

Diana M. Stone, MPH, DVM, PhD

Diana M. Stone, MPH, DVM, PhD

Professor, Veterinary Public Health

Department of Pathobiology
Tele: (473) 444-4175 ext. 3681

St. George's University
School of Veterinary Medicine
PO Box 7
St. George's, Grenada

West Indies

  • Areas of Interest
  • Affiliations
  • Brief Bio
  • Selected Publications
  • Selected Projects

Zoonoses, Epidemiology of Zoonotic Diseases, Seroprevalence Studies, Leptospirosis, Hantavirus, Food-Borne Zoonoses


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In 1990, Dr. Stone received a PhD from Washington State University, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, Washington. Her undergraduate education was completed at the University of California, and includes a MPH in 1972 from UC Berkley and a DVM in 1981 from UC Davis. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, 1993. Throughout the course of her educational endeavors, Dr. Stone received the following academic honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Washington State University, 1968, Phi Zeta, University of California-Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1980, Iota chapter, Washington State University, 1991-2006, and Alpha Delta chapter, St. George’s University, 2006-present.

Since 2006, Dr. Stone has held the position of Professor and Coordinator of the DVM/MPH program, St. George’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Paraclinical Studies, Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Coordinator of the dual degree DVM/MPH program.

Some of Dr. Stone’s previous professional experience includes Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (1990-1997) and Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (1997-2006), Washington State University. Additional administrative experience includes the administration of several research grants while at Washington State University and as the project director on a California State Department of Health contract to provide training in family planning counseling for Northern California County public health and social service personnel. Dr. Stone has been recognized for teaching as a co-recipient of the Merck AgVet National Award for Creativity in Teaching, 1995: Title: "The Diagnostic Challenges.”  WSU’s entry and the national award winner in competition with all veterinary schools in North America and the recipient of the 2002 Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholar WSU CVM Award.

Cappon E, Caldwell J, Gittens-St.Hilaire M, Amuleru-Marshall O, Russell HL, Sharma RN, Stone DM. Seroprevalence of Leptospira in dogs in Grenada, West Indies. Submitted to the West Indian Veterinary Journal, May, 2008.

Keenan L, Chikweto A, Sharma RN, Stone DM. Seroprevalence of Hantavirus in Rattus norvegicus in Grenada, West Indies. Submitted to the West Indian Veterinary Journal, May, 2008.

Keenan J, Sharma R, Dicker R, Rayner J, Stone D. Seroprevalence of Leptospira in Rattus norvegicus in Grenada, West Indies. Submitted to the West Indian Medical Journal, April, 2008.

Mofya S, Sharma RN, Stone D, Hariharan H, Doherty D, Baffa A, Shakari J, Pensick A. Seroepidemiology of feline leukaemia and feline immunodeficiency virus infections in domestic and feral cats in Grenada. West Indian Veterinary Journal, 8 (1) 18-22, 2008.

Dubey JP, Stone D, Kwok OCH, Sharma RN. Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum antibodies in dogs from Grenada, West Indies. Journal of Parasitology, 94(3):107-108, 2008.

Mealey RH, Stone DM, Hines MT, Alperin DC, Littke MH, Leib SR, Leach SE, Hines SA. Experimental Rhodococcus equi and equine infectious anemia virus DNA vaccination in adult and neonatal horses: Effect of IL-12, dose, and route. Vaccine. 25(43):7582-7597, 2007.

Stone, D. Co-investigator. Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance profiles of Campylobacter spp, Listeria spp, E. coli O157 and Salmonella spp isolated in poultry in Grenada. Applying for SGU Small Research Grant, 2009.

Stone, D. (Advisor), Caldwell, J., Cappon, E. The Seroprevalence of Leptospiral infection in dogs in Grenada. SGU Small Research Grant Initiative, 2006-2007.

Stone, D., Hines, S. IL12 as an adjuvant in a DNA vaccine for rhodococcal pneumonia. Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation 2003-2006

Stone, D., Hines, S. Fetal immunization against Rhodococcus equi. Animal Health Formula Funds 2005-2006

Stone, D. Plasmid IL-12 as a DNA vaccine adjuvant for induction of Th1 immune responses. Animal Health Formula Funds 2002-2003