Catalina Picasso Risso, DVM, PhD

Post-doctoral associate
Catalina Picasso Risso


Catalina Picasso-Risso, DVM, MS, PhD is a Post-Doctoral associate at the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Minnesota. She is originally from Uruguay, where she received her DVM (2009) and worked as a government veterinarian for six years.

She completed her MS (2016) and PhD (2019) at the University of Minnesota on epidemiology and diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis using bayesian tools. Picasso is also an assistant professor at the College of Veterinary medicine at the University of Uruguay where she teaches statistics and advance-epidemiology courses. Her current work focuses on building capacities on the use of epidemiological tools to improve animal health and food safety globally.


cattle, bovine tuberculosis, epidemiology


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