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Jay F. Levine, DVM

Jay Levine

Epidemiology and Public Health

Office: B-340,CVM Main Building
Phone: 919.513.6397
Laboratory: 919.513.6302
Post-doctoral Student Office: 919.513.6368
Fax: 919.513.6464

Course Involvement

  • VMP 922: Small Group Problem Solving in Veterinary Medicine
  • VMP 945: Epidemiology and Population Medicine
  • VMP 979: Epidemiology Clinical Rotation
  • VMP 991: Experiences in Aquaculture Selective

    North Carolina State University

    • VPH 649: Issues in Preventive Medicine and Public Health
    • VPH 650 (CBS 595 section 5): Population Medicine Forum
    • VPH 675: Supervised Public Health Research
    • VPH 713: Zoonoses and Public Health
    • CBS 565: Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences

      University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

      Co-coordinator: Masters of Public Health Epidemiology Concentration Area


  • MPH, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • DVM, University of Tennessee
  • BS, Michigan State University
  • Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Adjunct Professor UNC School of Public Health, Dept. of Epidemiology
  • CVM Coordinator UNC-MPH Veterinary Concentration Area

Laboratory Web site: Aquatic Epidemiology and Conservation Laboratory:

Research Interests

Both field and laboratory research activities support these studies. Ongoing research is funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Transportation, Department of Defense, and the NC Wildlife Resources Commissions.

Outreach Activities

Active involvement in promoting environmental education, and environmental restoration as a conduit to local economic development. Promoting aquaculture production and the role of aquaculture in ensuring food safety, security and local economic development. Assisting with animal cruelty and welfare investigations. Advisory board for the development of the Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center and Recreational Complex. Participation in The Sturgeon City Youth Leadership Institute, and coordination of the Hill St. Homework Haven an after-school program promoting academic success for K-12 children.

Selected Publications

Rasipuram, S, Wu, M, Kuznetsov, IA, Kusnetsov, AV,  Levine, JF, Jasper, WJ, Saveliev,  AV. 2013. Submicrometre particle filtration with a DC Activated Plasma Textile. Journal Physics D 47: 025201 doi:10.1088/0022-3727/47/2/025201

**Bucci, JP, Szempruch, AJ, Caldwell, JM, Ellis, JC, Levine, JF. 2013. Seasonal changes in microbial community structure in stream sediment in a North Carolina River Basin. Diversity 6: 18-32.  doi:10.3390/d6010018

*Bucci, JP, Szempruch, AJ, Levine, JF. 2013. A Stable Isotope Tracer (δ13C) Study of Escherichia coli Retention in two freshwater bivalves (Corbicula fluminea and Elliptio complanata). American Malacological Bulletin 31:1-8.

*Eads, CB, Levine, JF. 2013. Vertical migration and reproductive patterns of a long-term brooding freshwater mussel, Villosa constricta Bivalvia: Unionidae) in a small piedmont stream. Walkerana 16:29-40.

Davis, W, Fogle, CA, Gerard, MP, Levine, JF, Blikslager AT. 2013. Return to use and performance following exploratory celiotomy for colic in horses: 195 cases (2003-2010). Equine Veterinary Journal 45:224-8.

Bucci, J, Levine JF, Showers, WJ. 2011. Spatial variability of the stable isotope δ 15N composition in two freshwater bivalves (Corbicula fluminea and Elliptio complanata). J. Freshwater Ecology 26:19-24.

Sicuro, B, Levine, JF. Sea cucumber: 2011. A new candidate species for aquaculture in the Mediterranean Sea. Reviews in Fisheries Science. Aquaculture 19:299-304.

Levine, JF. 2011. Integration of environmental stewardship and local economic development to enhance community health. NC Medical J. 72:201-4.

Levine, JF. 2011. The Wilson Bay Initiative, Riverworks, and the Sturgeon City Partnership: A case study for building academic community partnerships. J Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 15:121-135.

Eads, CB, Bringolf, RB, Greiner, RD, Bogan AE, Levine, JF. 2010. Fish hosts of the Carolina heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata), a federally endangered freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae). American Malacological Bulletin 28:151-158.

Bucci, JP, Showers, WJ, Genna, B, Levine JF. 2009. Stable oxygen and carbon isotope profiles in a an invasive bivalve (Corbicula fluminea) in North Carolina watersheds. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 73:3234-3247.

Caldwell, J, Levine, JF. 2009. Domestic wastewater influent profiling using mitochondrial real-time PCR for source tracking animal contamination. J Microbiol Methods 77:17-22.

Holliman, F, Davis, D, Bogan, A, Kwak T, Cope, G., Levine, JF. Magnetic resonance imaging of live freshwater mussels. Invertebrate Biology 127:396-402.

Vander Pluym JL, Eggleston DB, Levine JF. Impacts of Road Crossings on Stream Fish Movement and Community Structures. Transactions of the Canadian Fisheries Society (In press)

Bucci, JP, Showers, B, Levine, JF, Usry B. 2008. Valve gape response to turbidity in two freshwater bivalves (Corbicula fluminea and Lampsilis radiata). J. Freshwater Ecology 23:479-483.

Shivappa, RB, Savan, R, Kono, T, Sakal M, Kurath G, Levine, JF. 2008. Detection of spring viremia of carp virus (SVCV) by loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) in koi carp (Cyprinus carpio). Journal of Fish Diseases 31:249-258.

Holliman FM, Kwak TJ, Cope WG, Levine JF. 2007. Exposure of Unionid Mussels to Electric Current: Assessing Risks Associated with Electrofishing. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1593-1606.

Miller O, Fuller FJ, Gebreyes W, Lewbart GA, Shivappa RB, Stone DM, Dixon PF, Raley ME, Levine JF. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of spring virema of carp virus reveals distinct subgroups with common origins for recent isolates in North America and the UK. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 76:193-204.

Johnson, AK, Law, JM, Harms, CA, Levine JF. 2007. Multi-tiered Health Assessment of Atlantic menhaden in the Pamlico River, North Carolina. J. Aquatic Animal Health 19:205-214.

Lehmann DW, Levine JF, Law JM. 2007. Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure causes gonadal atrophy and oxidative stress in Corbicula fluminea clams. Toxologic Pathology 35:356-365.

Caldwell JM, Raley ME, Levine JF. 2007. Mitochondrial Multiplex Real-Time Pcr As A Source Tracking Method In Fecal-Contaminated Surface Waters. Environmental Science and Technology 10:3277-3283.

Gustafson LL, Showers W , Kwak T, Levine JF, Stoskopf M. 2007. Temporal and spatial variability in stable isotope compositions of freshwater mussels: implications for biomonitoring and ecological studies. Oecologica 152:140-150.

Caldwell JM, Raley ME, Levine JF. 2007. Mitochondrial Multiplex Real-Time Pcr As A Source Tracking Method In Fecal-Contaminated Surface Waters . Environmental Science and Technology 41:3277-3283.

Lehmann DW, Levine JF, Law JM. 2007. Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure causes gonadal atrophy and oxidative stress in Corbicula fluminea clams Toxicologic Pathology 35:356-365.

Li, X., Payne J, Santos F, Anderson KE, Levine JF, Sheldon BW. 2007. Salmonella populations and prevalence in layer feces from commercial high-rise houses and characterization of the Salmonella isolates by serotyping, antibiotic resistance analysis, and pulsed field gel electrophoresis. Poultry Science 86:591-7.

Gustafson LL, Showers W , Kwak T, Levine JF, Stoskopf M. 2007. Temporal and spatial variability in stable isotope compositions of freshwater mussels: Implications for biomonitoring and ecologic studies. Oecologia 152:140-150.

Johnson AK, Harms CA, Levine JF, Law JM. 2006. A quantitative real-time RT-PCR assay to measure TGF-beta mRNA and its correlation with hematologic, plasma chemistry and organo-somatic indices responses in triamcinolone-treated Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus. Developmental Comparative Immunology 30:473-84.

Eads, CB, Bogan AE., Levine JF. 2006. Status and Life History of the Notched Rainbow (Villosa constricta) in the Upper Neuse River Basin. Southeastern Naturalist 5:649-660.

Jackson LE, Levine JF, Hilborn ED. 2006. A comparison of analysis units for associating Lyme disease with forest-edge habitat. Community Ecology 7:189-197.

Gustafson LL, Stoskopf MK, Bogan A, Showers W, Kwak, T, Hanlon S, Levine JF. 2005. Evaluation of a nonlethal technique for hemolymph collection in Elliptio complanata, a freshwater bivalve. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 65:159-165.

Gustafson LL, Stoskopf MK, Showers W , Cope G, Eads C , Linnehan R, Kwak T, Anderson B, Levine JF. 2005. Reference ranges for hemolymph chemistries from Elliptio complanata of North Carolina. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 65:167-176


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