Hayley D. Yaglom

Hayley D. Yaglom

Epidemiologist III
Pathogen and Microbiome Division

Hayley D. Yaglom

Hayley D. Yaglom has a broad background in One Health and epidemiology, with specific training and experiences in infectious disease, veterinary public health, and genomic surveillance. She joined the TGen North team in 2019 as the One Health Genomics Epidemiologist to support the development and implementation of genomic surveillance programs; serve as a liaison with public health, tribal, and healthcare partners across the state; and translate TGen's science and genomic research into public health action. Her current research at TGen focuses on developing and implementing One Health genomic surveillance programs to understand endemic and emerging diseases in the American Southwest.

Hayley held a critical role during TGen’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She assisted in the early development of the TGen North Clinical Laboratory, spearheaded communication with dozens of partners regarding testing, and collaborated with public health and tribal health entities to complete rapid genomic epidemiology investigations. Mrs. Yaglom also seized the opportunity to put One Health into practice during the pandemic and developed numerous surveillance projects to investigate and characterize the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on animals, including working dogs, free-range wildlife, and animals in zoo settings. She continues to collaborate in these contexts with state, local, and tribal public health; wildlife agencies; zoos; the veterinary community; and other One Health partners at the national level. She also has 15 years of personal experience as a veterinary technician.

Mrs. Yaglom brings immense enthusiasm and dedication to TGen North. She leads the Southwest One Health Collaborative, plays an integral role in organizing the Southwest One Health Symposium, and is working alongside others to develop the Pathogen Intelligence Center. She is active in STEM outreach efforts, has served as a Helios Mentor, and is also a member of the TGen DEI Council.

She previously served as the Senior Vector-borne and Zoonotic Disease Epidemiologist at the Arizona Department of Health Services and worked with various partners to investigate diseases such as rabies, plague, and tick-borne diseases using a One Health approach. Mrs. Yaglom holds a Masters in Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology from the University of Missouri and a Masters in Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Health at Northern Arizona University.

"Sniffing" Out SARS-CoV-2 in Arizona Working Dogs: An Exploratory Serosurvey. Hecht G, Sarbo N, Svoboda W, Mead HL, Ruberto I, Altin JA, Engelthaler DM, Venkat H, Yaglom HD. Front Vet Sci. 2023;10:1166101.

Unique Genomic Epidemiology of COVID-19 in the White Mountain Apache Tribe, April to August 2020, Arizona. Bowers JR, Yaglom HD, Hepp CM, Pfeiffer A, Jasso-Selles D, Bratsch N, Nashio JT, Folkerts M, Wilbur SM, French C, Lemmer D, Fitzpatrick K, Huynh T, Komatsu K, McAuley JB, Close R, Engelthaler DM. mSphere. 2020;8(2):e00659-22.

One Health Genomic Surveillance and Response to a University-based Outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta AY.25 Lineage, Arizona, 2021. Yaglom HD, Maurer M, Collins B, Hojnacki J, Monroy-Nieto J, Bowers JR, Packard S, Erickson DE, Barrand ZA, Simmons KM, Brock BN, Lim ES, Smith S, Hepp CM, Engelthaler DM. PLoS One. 2022;17(10):e0272830.

Phylogenomic Placement of American Southwest-Associated Clinical and Veterinary Isolates Expands Evidence for Distinct Cryptococcus gattii VGVI. Monroy-Nieto J, Bowers JR, Montfort P, Adame G, Taverna CG, Yaglom H, Sykes JE, Brady S, Mochon AB, Meyer W, Komatsu K, Engelthaler DM. Microorganisms. 2022;10(8):1681.

Genomic Investigation of a Household SARS-CoV-2 Disease Cluster in Arizona Involving a Cat, Dog, and Pet Owner. Yaglom HD, Hecht G, Goedderz A, Jasso-Selles D, Ely JL, Ruberto I, Bowers JR, Engelthaler DM, Venkat H. One Health. 2021;13:100333.

Applying Genomic Epidemiology to Characterize a COVID-19 Outbreak in a Developmentally Disabled Adult Group Home Setting, Arizona. Yaglom HD, Gebhardt M, Pfeiffer A, Ormsby ME, Jasso-Selles DE, Lemmer D, Folkerts ML, French C, Maurer M, Bowers JR, Engelthaler DM. Front Public Health. 2021;9:668214.

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