Herman Barkema

Professor

Production Animal Health and Community Health Sciences

Full Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

DVM, PhD, FCAHS


Contact information

Courses

I focus on prevention of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in dairy cattle and my graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are included in all my research projects, often assisted by summer students. In recognition of the value of an interdisciplinary training environment, I have ensured that all my graduate students are co-supervised by a faculty member with a complimentary expertise, usually a basic scientist.


Preferred method of communication

Please contact the faculty member directly at the email or phone number listed above.  If you are not able to reach them, the faculty assistant listed below may be able to help.

Faculty/Admin Assistant

Name: Barbara Banman
Phone: 403.210.7061
Emailbbanman@ucalgary.ca


Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Clinical Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • Production Animal Health

Research Activities

NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Infectious Diseases of Dairy Cattle

Director, One Health at UCalgary

Director, AMR – One Health Consortium

Lead, University of Calgary Biostatistics Centre

 


Biography

The over-all goal of my research program is to ensure a safe and economical food supply with reduced risks of transmission of zoonotic diseases to farm families and the general public. I have two main research interests; the first is to prevent and control infectious diseases on dairy farms, primarily mastitis and Johne’s disease, including both animal and public health perspectives. New prevention and control programs in Canada, The Netherlands, and other countries have been introduced or changed based on results of my research. My second main research interest involves interactions among hosts, microbes and the environment in antimicrobial resistance.

My research projects are conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, often with assistance of summer students. Because I value a multidisciplinary education of these graduate students, all of my graduate students are co-supervised by a faculty member with a complimentary expertise, most often a basic scientist. Knowledge transfer and exchange is a logical and important extension of my research program.


Publications

https://vet.ucalgary.ca/contact-us/herman-barkema 


Awards

  • UCVM’s Award for Research Excellence, 2018. This award is presented annually to recognize a UCVM faculty member who has actively promoted excellence in research.
  • Elanco Award for Excellence in Dairy Science, 2018. This award is presented annually by the American Dairy Science Association to recognize outstanding research in dairy production or manufacturing contributing to improvement or care of dairy cattle, development and improvement of processes, products, equipment, methods, handling, and sanitation.
  • Journal of Dairy Science Most Cited Award, 2018. This award is presented annually by Elsevier and Journal of Dairy Science to recognize contributors to Journal of Dairy Science whose work is significantly impacting research and the dairy industry.
  • UCVM’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Supervision, 2017. This award is presented annually to recognize a UCVM faculty member who has actively promoted excellence in graduate education and research through excellence in supervision.
  • Highly Cited Researcher, 2016. This is the list of most highly cited authors worldwide by Thomson Reuters ISI.
  • Peak Scholar in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Knowledge Engagement, 2015. This University of Calgary award is presented to scholars who have achieved excellence in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Knowledge Engagement.
  • Highly Cited Researcher, 2015. This is the list of most highly cited authors worldwide by Thomson Reuters ISI.
  • Journal of Dairy Science Most Cited Award, 2015. This award is presented annually by Elsevier and Journal of Dairy Science to recognize contributors to Journal of Dairy Science whose work is significantly impacting research and the dairy industry.
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. 2014. This fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards in Canada recognizing substantial contributions to health science.
  • Journal of Dairy Science Most Cited Award, 2014. This award is presented annually by Elsevier and Journal of Dairy Science to recognize contributors to Journal of Dairy Science whose work is significantly impacting research and the dairy industry.
  • University of Calgary Teaching Award for Curriculum Development. 2014. This award is presented annually by the University of Calgary and was given to the initial faculty members of UCVM as a group in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of curriculum development.
  • West Agro, Inc. Award, 2013. This award is presented annually by the American Dairy Science Association to recognize outstanding research of milk quality as affected by control of mastitis, management of milking, and practices in production of milk.
  • Journal of Dairy Science Most Cited Award, 2011. This award is presented annually by Elsevier and Journal of Dairy Science to recognize contributors to Journal of Dairy Science whose work is significantly impacting research and the dairy industry.
  • Intervet/Schering-Plough Award, 2010. This award is presented annually by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to a veterinarian whose work in large animal practice, clinical research or basic sciences has contributed significantly to the advancement of large animal medicine, surgery and theriogenology, including herd health management.
  • Guest Professor at Dept. of Obstetrics, Fertility and Herd Health, Ghent University, Belgium, 2008-2020 (renewed in 2016). This is an honorary position with a 5% time commitment.
  • Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement, 2006. This is the annual research award of the University of Prince Edward Island Faculty Association.
  • Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, 2005. This is the annual research award of the Atlantic Veterinary College.