Dr. Walid Alali

Dr. Walid Alali

Department of Food Science & Technology

Center for Food Safety

University of Georgia, USA



2007 Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Epidemiology

2004 M.Sc., Kansas State University, Epidemiology

2000 DVM, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Veterinary Medicine

Publications (Selected)

  1. Van Loo, E., W. Q. Alali, and S. C. Ricke. 2011. Food Safety and Organic Meats. Annual Reviews for Food Science and Technologies. In Press.
  2. Aparna Petkar*, Walid Q. Alali, Mark A. Harrison, and Larry R. Beuchat. Survival of Salmonella in Organic and Conventional Broiler Feed at Different Temperatures and Water Activities. 2011. Agriculture, Food and Analytical Bacteriology (AFAP). In Press.
  3. Baowei Yang, Meili Xi, Xin Wang, Shenghui Cui, Tianli Yue, Hongshan Hao, Yin Wang, Yue Cui, W. Q. Alali¥, Jianghong Meng, Isabel Walls, D. M. Lo Fo Wong, M. P. Doyle. Prevalence of Salmonella on Raw Poultry at Retail Markets in China. J. Food Prot. 74 (10): 1724-1728.
  4. Alali, W. Q., C. L. Hofacre, G. F. Mathis, A. B. Batal. 2011. Effect of Plant-based Protein Meal Use in Poultry Feed on Colonization and Shedding of Salmonella Heidelberg in Broiler Birds. Agriculture, Food and Analytical Bacteriology (AFAP). 1(1): 45-53.
  5. Alali, W. Q., S. Thakur, R. D. Berghaus, M. P. Martin, W. Gebreyes. 2010. Prevalence and distribution of Salmonella in organic and conventional broiler poultry farms. Foodborne Path. Dis. 7(11): 1363-1371.
  6. Khare S, Alali W, Zhang S, Hunter D, Pugh R, Fang FC, Libby SJ, Adams LG. 2010. Vaccination with attenuated Salmonella enterica Dublin expressing E coli O157:H7 outer membrane protein Intimin induces transient reduction of fecal shedding of E coli O157: H7 in cattle. BMC Vet Res. 6:35.
  7. Alali W. Q., H. M. Scott, B. Norby. 2010. Assessing the dissimilarity of antimicrobial resistance phenotypes among fecal Escherichia coli isolated from two vocational cohorts of humans versus swine using cluster analysis and multivariate statistics. Prev. Vet. Med. 94: 77-83.
  8. Alali W. Q., H. M. Scott, B. Norby, W. Gebreyes, G. H. Loneragan. 2009. Quantification of the BlaCMY2 in Feces from Beef Feedlot Cattle Administered Three Different Doses of Ceftiofur Crystalline-Free Acid in a Longitudinal Controlled Field Trial. Foodborne Path. Dis. 6(8): 917-924
  9. Alali W. Q., H. M. Scott, K. L. Christian, V. R. Fajt, R. B. Harvey, D. B. Lawhorn. 2009. Relationship between Level of Antimicrobial Use and Resistance among Escherichia coli Isolates from Integrated Multi-site Cohorts of Humans and Swine. Prev. Vet. Med. 90: 160-167.
  10. Alali, W. Q., H. M. Scott, R. B. Harvey, Bo Norby, D. B. Lawhorn, S. D. Pillai. 2008. Longitudinal Study of Antimicrobial Resistance among Escherichia coli Isolates from Integrated Multi-site Cohorts of Humans and Swine. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74, 3672-3681.
  11. Ross C. Beier, Sara E. Duke, Richard L. Ziprin, Roger B. Harvey, Michael E. Hume, Toni L. Poole, H. Morgan Scott, Linda D. Highfield, Walid Q. Alali, Kathleen Andrews, Robin C. Anderson, and David J. Nisbet. 2008. Antibiotic and Disinfectant Susceptibility Profiles of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) Isolated from community Wastewater in Texas. Bull. Envir. Contam. Toxicol. 80, 188-194.
  12. Virginia Vincent, H. M. Scott, R. B. Harvey, W. Q. Alali, M. E. Hume. 2007. Novel Surveillance of Salmonella enterica serotype Heidelberg Epidemics in a Closed Community. Foodborne Path. Dis. 4, 375-385.
  13. Poole, T. L., Hume, M. E., Campbell, L. D., Scott, H. M., Alali, W. Q., Harvey, R. B. 2005. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from community wastewater from a semiclosed agri-food system in Texas. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 49, 4382-4385.
  14. Scott, H. M., Campbell, L. D., Harvey, R. B., Bischoff, K. M., Alali, W. Q., Barling, K. S., Anderson, R. C. 2005. Patterns of antimicrobial resistance among commensal Escherichia coli isolated from integrated multi-site housing and worker cohorts of humans and swine. Foodborne Pathog. Dis. 2, 24-37.
  15. Alali, W. Q., Sargeant, J. M., Nagaraja T. G., DeBey B. M. 2004. Effect of antibiotics on fecal shedding of Escherichia coli O157: H7 in pre-weaned calves. J. Anim. Sci. 82, 2148-2152.