Diana M. Stone, MPH, DVM, PhD

Diana M. Stone, MPH, DVM, PhD
Professor, Veterinary Public Health
Department of Pathobiology
Email: dstone@sgu.edu
Website: https://www.sgu.edu
Phone: (473) 444-4175 ext. 3681



Biography

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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.

From 2006 to the present, Dr. Stone has held the position of Professor at St. George’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology.  She served as chair of the department from 202014-2017.  She is also Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and served as Coordinator of the dual degree DVM/MPH program from 2006-2010.

Some of Dr. Stone’s previous professional experience includes Assistant Professor, (1990-1997) and Associate Professor (1997-2006), Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology at  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.

Areas of Interest
Zoonoses, specifically Zoonotic Viruses of Bats, Epidemiology of Zoonotic Diseases, Seroprevalence studies
Affiliations
Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Member of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
Selected Publications

Stone D, Lyons AC, Huang YJS, Vanlandingham DL, Higgs S, Blitvich BJ, Adesiyun AA, Santana SE, Leiser-Miller L, Cheetham S. Serological evidence of widespread exposure of Grenada fruit bats to chikungunya virus. Submitted Oct. 2017 to Zoonoses and Public Health.

Taurisano N., Butler B., Stone D., Hariharan H., Fields P., Ferguson H., Haulena M. , Cottrell P., Nielsen O., and Raverty S. Streptococcus phocae in marine mammals of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic Canada: A retrospective analysis of 85 post-mortem investigations. Accepted, August, 2017 Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Wilkerson MJ, Black KE, Lanza-Perea M, Sharma B, Gibson K, Stone DM, George A, D.S. Nair, A, Ganta R. 2017: Initial development and preliminary evaluation of a multiplex peptide bead assay to detect antibodies to Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Anaplasma platys outer membrane peptides in naturally-infected dogs from Grenada, West Indies. J Vet. Diagn. Invest, 29, 109-114.

Victor A. Amadi, Vanessa Matthew-Belmar, Charmarthy Subbarao, Isaac Kashoma, Gireesh Rajashekara, Ravindra Sharma, Harry Hariharan, and Diana Stone (2016) Campylobacter species isolated from pigs in Grenada exhibited novel clones: genotypes and antimicrobial resistance profiles of sequence types. Manuscript submitted and currently reviewed for publication in the Foodborne Pathogens and Disease journal. Article no. FPD-2016-2229.R5.

Gibson, K.E., Fitzpatrick, D.M., Stone, D., Noel, T.P., Macpherson, C.N.L. 2016.:Vector-borne diseases in the Caribbean: History and current status. CAB Reviews 11 (022). Doi:10.1079/PAVSNNR, 11022.

Miller S, Zieger U, Ganser C, Satterlee SA, Bankovich B, Amadi V, Hariharan H, Stone D, Wisely SM. 2015: Influence of land use and climate on Salmonella carrier status in the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctaqtus) in Grenada, West Indies. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 51(1), 60–68.

Matthew-Belmar V, Amadi VA, Stone D, Subbarao C, DeAllie C, Sharma R, Hariharan H. 2015: Antimicrobial resistance profiles of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli recovered from feces of young healthy domestic pigs in Grenada. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 4(10): 197-206.

Lohmann, S., Sage, S., Stone, D., Gibson, K. (2014). A survey of canine heart worm awareness in Grenada, West Indies. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. DOI: 10.1080/10888705.. 962231.

Miller S., V Amadi, AZ Bekele, U Zieger,, H Hariharan, D Stone. Identification of Human and Poultry Campylobacter Sequence Types in Small Indian Mongooses (Herpestesauropunctatus) in Grenada, West Indies. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Research & Reports, Vol. 2014 (2014) Article ID 676408, DOI:10.5171/2014.676408.

Miller, S., V. Amadi, D. Stone, R. Johnson, H. Hariharan, and U. Zieger, 2014: Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella spp. in small Indian mongooses (Herpestes auropunctatus) in Grenada, West Indies. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 37, 205-210.

Stone D., C Yogesh, AZ Bekele, S Goyal, H Hariharan, K Tiwari, A Chikweto, R Sharma. Genotypes, antibiotic resistance and ST-8 genetic clone in Campylobacter isolates from sheep and goats in Grenada. 2014. Veterinary Medicine International Journal, Vol 2014 Article ID 212864, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/212864.

Abstracts

Bevans A, Stone D, Cheetham S. Molecular detection of zoonotic Leptospira spp. in bats in Grenada, West Indies. SGU One Health One Medicine and Phi Zeta Research Day Symposium, October 21-22, 2017.

Stone D, Kanuka M. Lyons AC, Huang YJS, Vanlandingham DL, Higgs S, Blitvich BJ, Adesiyun AA, Santana SE, Leiser-Miller L, Cheetham S. Grenada fruit bat exposure to mosquito-transmitted zoonotic alpha and flaviviruses with serological evidence of widespread exposure to chikungunya virus. June 26-27, 2017, Colorado State University Bat-borne infectious disease Symposium.

Stone DM, Blitvish B, Adesiyun AA, Santana S, Miller L, Cheetham Brow S. Serologic evaluation of Alphavirus and Flavivirus exposure in bats in Grenada. Phi Seta Research Emphasis Day, St. George’s University, February, 2016.

Cornish C, Santana S, Miller L, Parker K, Tang Wing C, Keleş SJ, Carter K, Butler B, Stone D, Cheetham Brow S. Trapping, safe handling and necropsy of bats in Grenada. Phi Seta Research Emphasis Day, St. George’s University, February, 2016.

Tang Wing C, Cornish C, Parker K, Santana S, Miller L, Keleş SJ, Stone D, Cheetham Brow S. Identification of potentially zoonotic Flaviviruses in insectivorous and frugivorous bats of Grenada, West Indies. Phi Seta Research Emphasis Day, St. George’s University, February, 2016.

Parker K, Cornish C, Tang Wing C, Santana S, Miller L, Kelles SJ, Stone D, Cheetham Brow S. Identification of potential zoonotic viruses from the Alphavirus genus in the Togaviridae family in bats from Grenada. Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day, St. George’s University, February, 2016.

Chantal Girard, Melinda Wilkerson, Anushka George, Marta Perea, Bhumika Sharma, Kathryn Gibson, Diane Stone, Arathy Nair, Roman Ganta. Developing a multiplex oligonucleotide bead assay to detect Ehrlichia and Anaplasma infections in dog serum. Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Research Scholars Program, August, 2015

Selected Projects

Stone, D. PI. Antibodies to zoonotic viruses in bats in Grenada, West Indies. SGU Small Grant Initiative funding, 2015-2017. External collaborations with University of Washington Department of Biology, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Stone, D. PI. Population structure, antibiotic resistance, and transmission of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in dogs in Grenada. SGU Small Grant Initiative submitted for funding, Fall, 2017. In association with the SGU Post-doctoral Scholars (PSP) Program and Dr. Josephine Afema (post-doctoral scholar) and Dr. Margaret Davis (Associate Professor), Washington State University Paul Allen School for Global Animal Health and College of Veterinary Medicine.

Stone D. And Cheetham S., Co-PIs for the Veterinary Student Research Initiative (VSRI) project on “Molecular detection of zoonotic Leptospira spp. in bats in Grenada, West Indies” with DVM student Amanda Bevans.

Stone D. PI Development and testing of a multiplex peptide bead assay to detect antibodies to Ehrlichia canid, Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Anaplasma platys in experimentally and naturally infected dogs. Small Grant Initiative funding, 2014-2017. External collaborations with Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Stone D. Co-PI along with Kathryn Gibson. The presence of Wolbachia bacteria in the filarial heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, in dogs in Grenada. Small Grant Initiative funding, 2012-2016.