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Jason W. Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM

  • Assistant Professor, Veterinary Preventive Medicine
    The Ohio State University

Research Interests

Disease transmission in human and animal populations (particularly zoonoses); Methods for disease prevention and control; Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to pet contact and associated zoonoses; Changing high-risk behaviors of pet-owning households; Surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases in veterinary facilities
  • Most Common Publication Keywords # of Pubs
  • COMPANION ANIMALS2
  • INFECTION2
  • PUBLIC-HEALTH2
  • ZOONOSES2
  • AIDS1
  • AUREUS1
  • CAMPYLOBACTER INFECTION1
  • CANADA1
  • CAT POPULATION1
  • DOG-HUMAN1
  • Most Common Publication Subject Categories # of Pubs
  • IMMUNOLOGY1
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASES1
  • PEDIATRICS1
  • PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH1

Most Recent Journal Articles

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  • Stull JW, Stevenson KB. "Zoonotic Disease Risks for Immunocompromised and Other High-risk Clients and Staff Promoting Safe Pet Ownership and Contact." Veterinary Clinics of North American: Small Animal Practice. Vol. Epub, (Dec 2014): Epub. (Published). Stull JW, Stevenson KB Zoonotic Disease Risks for Immunocompromised and Other High-risk Clients and Staff Promoting Safe Pet Ownership and Contact Veterinary Clinics of North American: Small Animal Practice Journal Article Editor-Review
  • Stull JW, Weese JS. "Hospital-associated infections in small animal practice." Veterinary Clinics of North American: Small Animal Practice. Vol. Epub, (Dec 2014): Epub. (Published). Stull JW, Weese JS Hospital-associated infections in small animal practice Veterinary Clinics of North American: Small Animal Practice Journal Article Editor-Review
  • Stull,Jason,W; Brophy,Jason; Sargeant,Jan,M; et al. "Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to pet contact and associated zoonoses in households with immunocompromised cancer and immunocompetent pediatric diabetes patients." Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 165, no. 2. (Aug 2014): 348-U187. (Published). Stull,Jason,W; Brophy,Jason; Sargeant,Jan,M; Peregrine,Andrew,S; Lawson,Margaret,L; Ramphal,Raveena; Samson,Lindy; Bowes,Jennifer; Weese,J,Scott Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to pet contact and associated zoonoses in households with immunocompromised cancer and immunocompetent pediatric diabetes patients Journal of Pediatrics Journal Article Peer-Review 24928703 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.04.045 0022-3476 Objective To compare knowledge, attitudes, and risks related to pet contact in households with and without immunocompromised children. Study design A questionnaire was distributed to parents of children diagnosed with cancer (immunocompromised; n = 80) or diabetes (immunocompetent; n = 251) receiving care at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Information was collected on knowledge of pets as sources of disease, concerns regarding pet-derived pathogens, and pet ownership practices. Data were analyzed with multivariable logistic regression. Results The questionnaire was completed by 65% (214 of 331) of the individuals to whom it was given. Pet ownership was common; 45% of respondents had a household pet when their child was diagnosed, and many (households with a child with diabetes, 49%; households with a child with cancer, 20%) acquired a new pet after diagnosis. Most households that obtained a new pet had acquired a pet considered high risk for infectious disease based on species/age (diabetes, 73%; cancer, 77%). Parents of children with cancer were more likely than parents of children with diabetes to recall being asked by a physician/staff member if they owned a pet (OR, 5.9) or to recall receiving zoonotic disease information (OR, 5.3), yet these interactions were reported uncommonly (diabetes, <= 13%; cancer, <= 48%). Greater knowledge of pet-associated pathogens was associated with recalled receipt of previous education on this topic (OR, 3.9). Pet exposure outside the home was reported frequently for children in non-pet-owning households (diabetes, 48%; cancer, 25%). Conclusion Improved zoonotic disease education is needed for pet-owning and non-pet-owning households with immunocompromised children, with ongoing provision of information while the children are at increased risk of disease. Additional efforts from pediatric and veterinary healthcare professionals are required. COMPANION ANIMALS|PUBLIC-HEALTH|SOLID-ORGAN|INFECTION|TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS|INCREASED RISK|OWNERSHIP|AIDS|TYPE-1|ZOONOSES Pediatrics Links
  • Stull, JW; Slavić, D; Rousseau, J; et al. "Staphylococcus delphini and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in horses at a veterinary teaching hospital." Emerging Infectious Disease Journal. Vol. 20, no. 3. (Mar 2014): 3. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/20/3/13-0139_article.htm. (Published).Citation Count: 0. Stull, JW; Slavić, D; Rousseau, J; Weese, JS Staphylococcus delphini and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in horses at a veterinary teaching hospital Emerging Infectious Disease Journal Journal Article Peer-Review 24565044 10.3201/eid2003.130139 1080-6059 MULTIPLEX-PCR|IDENTIFICATION|AUREUS Immunology|Infectious Diseases Links
  • Stull,Jason,W; Peregrine,Andrew,S; Sargeant,Jan,M; et al. "Pet husbandry and infection control practices related to zoonotic disease risks in Ontario, Canada." BMC PUBLIC HEALTH. Vol. 13, (May 2013): 520. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/520. (Published).Citation Count: 2. Stull,Jason,W; Peregrine,Andrew,S; Sargeant,Jan,M; Weese,J,Scott Pet husbandry and infection control practices related to zoonotic disease risks in Ontario, Canada BMC PUBLIC HEALTH Journal Article Peer-Review 23714625 10.1186/1471-2458-13-520 1471-2458 Background: Many human infections are transmitted through contact with animals (zoonoses), including household pets. Despite this concern, there is limited knowledge of the public's pet husbandry and infection control practices. The objective of this study was to characterize zoonotic disease related-husbandry and infection preventive practices in pet-owning households in Ontario, Canada. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to individuals at two multi-physician clinics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada during 2010. One adult from each household was invited to participate in the study. Results: Four hundred one pet-owners completed the questionnaire. Households reported ownership of dogs (68%), cats (48%), fish (13%), exotic mammals (7%), such as hamsters, and reptiles and birds (each 6%). Across all species, individuals at higher risk of infections (i.e. < 5yrs, >= 65yrs, immunocompromised) were often (46-57%) present in households. Children < 16 yrs of age had close pet contact, as households reported dogs (13%) and cats (30%) usually slept in a child's bed and dogs often licked a child's face (24%). Household husbandry practices that increase zoonotic disease risk were frequently identified; some fed high-risk foods (i.e. raw eggs, raw meat, or raw animal product treats) to their dogs (28%) or cats (3%); 14% of reptile-owning households allowed the pet to roam through the kitchen or washed it in the kitchen sink. Reported hand washing by children was high for all species (>76% washed hands sometimes or greater after touching the pet, its feces, or housing), although fewer reported children always washed their hands (3-57%; by species). With a few exceptions, practices were not associated with the presence of higher risk members in the household or recall of having previously received zoonotic disease education. Conclusions: The results suggest there is a need for education on zoonotic disease prevention practices for pet-owning households with individuals at higher risk of infection and those with high-risk species (e. g., reptiles). Further research is needed to determine the role of education in altering higher risk pet practices. COMPANION ANIMALS|PUBLIC-HEALTH|YOUNG-CHILDREN|SALMONELLA INFECTIONS|UNITED-STATES|FLUOROQUINOLONE-RESISTANT|CAMPYLOBACTER INFECTION|IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PERSONS|CAT POPULATION|DOG-HUMAN|infection|Canada|education|zoonoses|PET|husbandry Public, Environmental & Occupational Health Links

Most Recent Conference Papers & Proceedings

  • Stull JW, Slavić D, Rousseau J, Weese JS. "Staphylococcus delphini and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Horses at a Veterinary Teaching Hospita." In: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. Vol. 32. S5-S6. http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0737-0806/PIIS0737080612005266.pdf. Peer-Review] (Published). Stull JW, Slavić D, Rousseau J, Weese JS Staphylococcus delphini and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Horses at a Veterinary Teaching Hospita Conference Proceeding International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases IX Peer-Review 1 Journal of Equine Veterinary Science download.journals.elsevierhealth.com
  • Stull JW, Slavić D, Weese JS. "Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Surveillance in Horses at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital." In: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. Vol. 32. S3-S4. http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0737-0806/PIIS0737080612005266.pdf. Peer-Review] (Published). Stull JW, Slavić D, Weese JS Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Surveillance in Horses at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital Conference Proceeding International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases IX Peer-Review 1 Journal of Equine Veterinary Science download.journals.elsevierhealth.com

Most Recent Scholarly Presentations

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  • J.W. Stull, Presenter. "Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Evaluating Veterinary Literature." Presented at Midwest Veterinary Conference, Other. Columbus, Ohio, United States. (Feb 2015) J.W. Stull Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Evaluating Veterinary Literature Presenter 1 Midwest Veterinary Conference Food Animal Columbus International
  • Stull, JW; Landers TF, Presenter. "The role of companion animals in infection transmission." Presented at Webber Training, Peers within Field. International Webinar, United States. (Nov 2014) http://www.webbertraining.com/. Stull, JW; Landers TF The role of companion animals in infection transmission Presenter 3 Webber Training International Webinar International Developed and delivered 60 min webinar presentation for internationally acclaimed Webber training - reaching hundreds of professionals and scientists worldwide involved in infection control. The objectives of the presentation were to: Describe features of the human-animal bond and its implications for human health and infection prevention; Define zoonotic transmission and describe the role of pets in zoonotic outbreaks; Identify key strategies for preventing pet-associated zoonotic transmission in healthcare settings.
  • Stull, JW, Presenter. "Potential Transmission of Pathogens Between Dogs, Livestock and Humans on Farms." Presented at International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) Conference, Peers within Field., Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada. (Oct 2014) Stull, JW Potential Transmission of Pathogens Between Dogs, Livestock and Humans on Farms Presenter 3 International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) Conference International
  • Noelle Diana, Joany Van Balen Rubio, Armando Hoet, Jason Stull, Unspecified. "Presence, Distribution and Risk Factors Associated with Environmental Staphylococcus spp. in a Newly Established Small Animal Veterinary Specialty Hospital." Presented at Merial Research Conference, Students. (Aug 2014) Noelle Diana, Joany Van Balen Rubio, Armando Hoet, Jason Stull Presence, Distribution and Risk Factors Associated with Environmental Staphylococcus spp. in a Newly Established Small Animal Veterinary Specialty Hospital Unspecified 3 Merial Research Conference National
  • Luckring EJ, Ham K, Adin CA, McLoughlin MA, and Stull JW, Poster Presenter. "Laparoscopic Placement and Urodynamic Effects of an Artificial Urethral Sphincter in Cadaveric Dogs." Presented at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Research Day (Apr 2014) Luckring EJ, Ham K, Adin CA, McLoughlin MA, and Stull JW Laparoscopic Placement and Urodynamic Effects of an Artificial Urethral Sphincter in Cadaveric Dogs Poster Presenter 1 The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Research Day Local Provided support in statistical analysis. Taught student how to perform analyses, oversaw analyses, and reviewed results. Provided critical evaluation of poster content. Poster won first prize (Category: CLINICAL RESEARCH)