Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-6953

Office Address:
1245 Mayo Building

Mailing Address:
1260 Mayo Building
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1075

PhD, Epidemiology, University of California-Davis, 2002

DVM, Veterinary Medicine, University of Concepcion, 1994

MVPM, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 1997


My overall goal is to improve our understanding of zoonotic infections and other emerging infectious diseases, especially in a global context, as these infections are often linked to poverty and inadequate living conditions. I specifically study leptospirosis (a bacteria spread through urine) and toxoplasmosis (a parasitic infection) and seek to identify the determinants of transmission between humans and animals, as well as interventions that are appropriate for limited-resource populations. 


Infectious disease, eco-epidemiology, zoonoses, one health, field epidemiology, community-based research, disease diagnosis



See a full list of publications on PubMed

Select Recent Publications

  • Munoz-Zanzi C, Campbell C, Berg S. "Seroepidemiology of toxoplasmosis in rural and urban communities from Los Rios Region, Chile," Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, Jan 2017
  • Mason MR, Encina C, Sreevatsan S, Muñoz-Zanzi C. "Distribution and Diversity of Pathogenic Leptospira Species in Peri-domestic Surface Waters from South Central Chile," PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Aug 2016
  • Mason MR, Gonzalez M, Hodges JS, Muñoz-Zanzi C. "Protective practices against zoonotic infections among rural and slum communities from South Central Chile," BMC Public Health, July 2015
  • Espejo LA, Zagmutt FJ, Groenendaal H, Muñoz-Zanzi C, Wells SJ. "Evaluation of performance of bacterial culture of feces and serum ELISA across stages of Johne's disease in cattle using a Bayesian latent class model," Journal of Dairy Science, 2015



  • PubH 6108 Foundations of Global Health 
  • PubH 6107 Excel and Access skills in public health settings


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