Donald L. Noah, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Associate Professor, Public Health & Epidemiology

Midwestern University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Public Health & Epidemiology
Cactus Wren Hall, Rm #336-I
19555 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ  85308

Office: (623) 537-6381


DVM Veterinary Medicine The Ohio State University 1985
MPH Public Health University of Minnesota 1994
BS Engineering The Ohio State University 1984
EIS Field Epidemiology US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1996
NPLI Crisis Leadership Harvard University 2005


One Health represents the nexus between human, animal, and environmental health.  My research focuses on the epidemiologic aspects of the interdigitation of these fields.  Specifically, addressing the formulation of logical hypotheses, identification of appropriate populations at risk, and quantifying exposures and outcomes.  

Research projects

Project I:

Abstract: Survey of Canine Intestinal Parasites - Phoenix Metropolitan Area Intestinal parasites of domestic dogs are prevalent in all regions of the United States and some have zoonotic potential.  A large national fecal survey conducted found evidence of infection with at least one of the five most prevalent intestinal parasites (Cystoisospora spp., Giardia spp., hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms) in 12.5% of all tested dogs.  In the western region, which included Arizona, the prevalence was 14.0%.  The prevalence of canine intestinal parasites specific to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area is unknown.  This study aimed to (1) determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites in pet and stray dogs and (2) compare the prevalence of intestinal parasites across these two dog populations. 

Results:  Intestinal parasites were detected in 45.2% and 10.7% of stray and pet dogs, respectively.  The prevalence of intestinal parasites in shelter dogs was significantly different from that in pet dogs (PRG < .001).  Notably, the prevalence of certain organisms, e.g. Giardia spp., was higher than what has been reported in other studies performed in the United States.

Selected Publications

Peer reviewed publications

Gaydos JC, Tomich N, Russell KL, Jordan NN, Aronson N, Roselle GA, Khabbaz RF, Batsel-Stewart T, Gould PL, Erdtmann R, DeFraites RF, Noah DL.  A roundtable discussion on emerging infectious diseases-risks to U.S. service members in Afghanistan and Iraq. Milit Medicine 2010;175:937-8.  

Chretien JP, Glass JS, Coldren RC, Noah DL, Hyer, RN, Gaydos JC, Malone JL.  Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response system (DoD-GEIS) Indian Ocean Tsunami Response.  Milit Medicine 2006;171:12-14.              

Cieslak, Pavlin, Noah, Dire, Stanek, Kortepeter, Jarrett, Pastel, Darling, Jacocks, Hurst, Richards, Eitzen.  Military medical education:  NBC medical defense training as a model for planners.  Milit Medicine 2004;169:337-41.              

Noah DL, Ostroff SM, Cropper TL, Thacker SB.  US military officer participation in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's epidemic intelligence service, 1951-2001.   Milit Medicine 2003;168(5):368-72.

Pavlin JA, Witt CJ, Noah DL, Timoney PJ.  Bioterrorism and equids.  Clinical Techniques  in Equine Practice 2002;1(2):109-115.              

Noah DL, Noah DL, Crowder HR.  Biological terrorism against animals and humans: a brief review and primer for action.  J Am Vet Med Assoc 2002;221:40-43.              

Noah DL, Grayson JK, Caudle LC.  Ten great veterinary public health/preventive medicine achievements, United States, 1901-2000.  J Am Vet Med Assoc 2000;217:1834-6.              

Ashford DA, Gomez TM, Noah DL, Scott DP, Franz DR.  Biological terrorism and veterinary medicine in the United States. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2000;217:664-7.

Noah, Lt Col (Dr.) Don and Fidas, George.  The global infectious disease threat and its implications for the United States.  National Intelligence Estimate.  National Intelligence Council, NIE 99-17D, January 2000.

National Working Group on Prevention and Control of Rabies in the United States.  Rabies in wildlife. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1999;215:1612-8.              

National Working Group on Prevention and Control of Rabies in the United States.  Laboratory diagnosis of rabies. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1999;215:1444-6.              

National Working Group on Prevention and Control of Rabies in the United States.  Prevention and education regarding rabies in human beings. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1999;215:1276-80.

Roels TH, Bloom AS, Buffington J, Muhungu GL, MacKenzie WR, Khan AS, Ndambi R, Noah DL, Rolka HR, Peters CJ, Ksiazek TG.  Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1995: risk factors for patients without a reported exposure.  J Inf Dis 1999:179(Suppl):S92-7.              

Fukuda K, Nisenbaum R, Stewart G, Thompson W, Robin L, Washko R, Noah D, Barrett D, Randall B, Herwaldt B, Mawle A, Reeves W.  Chronic multisymptom illness affecting Air Force veterans of the Gulf War.  JAMA 1998;280:981-988.

Noah DL, Drenzek CL, Smith JS, Krebs JW, Orciari L, Shadduck J, Sanderlin D, Whitfield S, Fekadu M, Olson JG, Rupprecht CE, Childs JE.  The epidemiology of human rabies in the United States, 1980 to 1996.  Ann Intern Med 1998;128:922-30.              

Noah DL, Sobel AL, Ostroff SM, Kildew JA.  Biological Warfare Training: Infectious Disease Outbreak Differentiation Criteria.  Milit Med 1998;163:198-201.              

Noah DL, Kramer CM, Verbsky MP, Rooney JA, Smith KA, Childs JE.  Survey of veterinary professionals and other veterinary conference attendees for antibodies to Bartonella henselae and B quintanaJ Am Vet Med Assoc 1997;210:342-4.              

Williams RJ, Cox NJ, Regnery HL, Noah DL, Khan AS, Miller JM, Copley GB, Ice JS, Wright JA.  Meeting the challenge of emerging pathogens: the role of the United States Air Force in global influenza surveillance.  Milit Med 1997;162:82-6.              

Childs JE, Colby L, Krebs JW, Strine T, Feller M, Noah D, Drenzek C, Smith JS, Rupprecht CE.  Surveillance and spatiotemporal associations of rabies in rodents and lagomorphs in the United States, 1985-1994.  J Wildl Dis 1997;33(1):20-7.              

Krebs JW, Strine TW, Smith JF, Noah DL, Rupprecht CE, Childs JE.  Rabies surveillance in the United States during 1995.  J Am Vet Med Assoc 1996;209:2031-44.  

Noah DL, Smith MG, Gotthardt JC, Krebs JW, Green D, Childs JE.  Mass human exposure to rabies in New Hampshire: assessment of exposures and adverse reactions.  Am J Public Health 1996;86:1149-51.              

Noah DL, Bresee JS, Gorensek MJ, Rooney JA, Cresanta JL, Regnery RL, Wong J, Del Toro J, Olson JG, Childs JE.  Cluster of five children with acute encephalopathy associated with cat-scratch disease in South Florida.  Pediatr Infect Dis J 1995;14:866-9.    

Book chapters

Noah DL, Ostrowski SR.  Primer on Public Health.  In:  The Merck Veterinary Manual, 11th ed. Accepted for publication, 2014.              

Dembek ZF, Noah DL.  Food and water pathogens.  In:  Katz R and Zilinskas RA, eds. Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense, 2nd ed., Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 288-291, 2011.              

Noah DL, Huebner K, Darling RG, Waeckerle J.  The history and threat of biological warfare and terrorism.  In:  Darling RG, Eitzen EM, Waeckerle JF, and Mothershead JL, eds.  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, pp. 255-271, 2002.              

Wilson TM, Gregg DA, King DJ, Noah DL, Leigh Perkins LE, Swayne DE, Inskeep W. Agroterrorism: biological crimes, and biowarfare targeting animal agriculture: the clinical, pathologic, diagnostic, and epidemiologic features of some important animal diseases.  In:  Marty AM, ed.  Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, pp 549-592, 2001.              

Noah DL, Sobel AL, Ostroff SM, Kildew JA.  Biological Warfare Training: Infectious Disease Outbreak Differentiation Criteria.  In: Frazier TW, Richardson DC, eds.  Food and Agricultural Security.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 894.  New York, NY, 1999.

Childs J, Noah D, Rupprecht C.  Rabies.  In Gorbach, Bartlett, Blacklow (eds).  Infectious Diseases, 2nd Edition, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, pp. 1545-59, 1998.


College of Veterinary Medicine

VMEDG 1591 One Health I Public Health & Epidemiology
VMEDG 1592 One Health II Zoonoses, Emerging Diseases, & Zooeyia

College of Dental Medicine - Arizona

DENT 1614 Oral Health Sciences

Arizona College of Medicine

FMED 1531 Public Health, Clinical Ethics and the Law