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Curriculum Vitae


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Poster Presentations

PJ Fedorka-Cray, TA Ball, J Haro, SL House, ML Headrick. Antimicrobial Resistance among Escherichia coli Recovered From Athens, GA, Community Park Samples, Athens, GA, 2002

PJ Fedorka-Cray, TA Ball, J Haro, ML Headrick.  Antimicrobial Resistance in Escherichia coli Isolates from Broiler Carcass Rinsate Samples 2000-2002, Athens, GA, 2002

Oral Presentation

Ball, Takiyah, The Effect of the Immune Response in Broiler Chickens Challenged with Salmonella   Heidelberg Following Use of Subtherapeutic and Therapeutic Antibiotics, Russell Research, Athens, Ga August 2006.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Karlsson, M.S., Joyce, K., Blickenstaff, K., Ball, T.A., Haro, J.H., Medalla, F., Ferdorka-Cray, P.J., Zhao, S., Crump, J., Whichard, J.  2011. Antimicrobial Susceptibility to Azithromycin among Salmonella enterica isolated in the United States. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Karlsson, M.S., Howie, R.L., Rickert, R., Krueger, A., Tran., T., Zhao, S., Ball, T.A., Haro, J.H., Pecic, G., Joyce, K., Fedorka-Cray, P.J., Whichard, J., McDermott, P. 2010.  Plasmid-Mediated Quinolone Resistance Among Non-Typhi Salmonella enterica isolates, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 16(11):1789-1791

Karlsson, M.S., Howie, R.J., Blickstaff, K., Boerlin, P., Ball, T.A., Chalmers, G., Duval, B., Haro, J.H. , Rickert R., Zhao, S., Fedorka-Cray, P.J., Whichard, J. 2011. Occurrence of β-lactamases among Salmonella entericaisolated from Humans, Food Animals and Retail Meats in the United States and Canada. Microbial Drug Resistance.

Work experience

Sep 2000Present


United States Department of Agriculture
May 2013Present

James A. Ferguson Fellow

Kennedy Krieger Institute

James A. Ferguson Fellowship is funded through Kennedy Krieger Institute, CDC, and Johns Hopkins University. Through this fellowship I worked with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons in Washington D.C. My fellowship was to analyze the treatment outcomes of Hepatitis C Genotype 1 in the federal prisons. My Mentors were Michelle Williams, PharmD and Dr. Haroyln Belcher.  This project is on going through the next couple of years.

Jan 2000Aug 2000

Veterinarian Technician

Lassiter Animal Hospital


Aug 2012Present

Master in Public Health

Emory University