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Catherine Herzog

Catherine Herzog

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Biology, Ph.D. Program

W-247 Millennium Science Complex
University Park, PA 16802
Lab: Bjornstad

Graduate Programs

Pennsylvania State University Biology Department

Pennsylvania State University Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Formerly: University of Michigan School of Public Health, Epidemiology Department


  1. 2008 B.S. Neuroscience; University of Michigan
  2. 2010 M.P.H. Epidemiology, Global Health Certificate; University of Michigan School of Public Health

Honors and Awards

  1. Paul and Harriet Campbell Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University
  2. Centers for Disease Control & Association of Schools of Public Health Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship – Strategic Information/Health Informatics - Lusaka, Zambia (2010-2011)

Research Interests

Currently studying peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a morbillivirus, affecting sheep, goats, and cattle in Northern Tanzanian in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology on a Bill and Melinda Gates funded project: "Program for Enhancing the Health and Productivity of Livestock"

Other interests: Disease Ecology, Infectious Disease Dynamics, Mathematical and Statistical Modeling of Infectious Disease, Vectorborne disease, Geographical Information Systems, Data Science and Visualization.

Selected Publications

Herzog, C.M., Chao, S.Y., Eilerman P.A., Luce, B.K., Carnahan, D.H. Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence:     Comparing the US and Military Health System, 2009-2012. Mil Med. (2015), 180(1), 83-90.

Eilerman P.A., Herzog, C.M., Luce, B.K., Chao, S.Y., Walker, S.M., Zarzabal, L.A., Carnahan, D.H. A Comparison of Obesity Prevalence: Military Health System and United States Populations, 2009-2012. Mil Med (2014), 179(5), 462-470.

Chao, S.Y., Zarzabal, L.A., Walker, S.M., Herzog, C.M., Eilerman, P.A., Luce, B.K., Carnahan, D.H. Diabetes Prevalence in the Military Health System Population from 2006-2010. Mil Med (2013), 178(9), 986-993.

Herzog, C.M., Dey, S., Hablas, A., Khaled, K.M., Seifeldin, I.A., Ramadan, M., El-Hamzawy, H., Wilson, M.L., Soliman, A.S. Geographic distribution of hematopoietic cancers in the Nile delta of Egypt. Ann Oncol (2012),23(10): 2748-275. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mds079 (online).

Herzog CM, Soliman AS, Seif Eldein IA, Hablas A, Ramadan M, Wilson M. Patterns of hematopoietic cancers in Egypt from a population-based registry [abstract]. Proceedings of the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2010 Apr 17-21; Washington, DC. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; 2010. Abstract nr 1820.