NEVBD Publications

NEVBD researchers and collaborators have published a wide variety of manuscripts, reports, and technical documents since our programming initiated in 2017. You can explore these resources below or visit our publication archive on PubMed.

Publications listed below are arranged by year of publications.


Direct evidence of Powassan virus vertical transmission in Ixodes scapularis in nature Lange RE, Prusinski MA, Dupuis AP, Ciota AT. 2024. Viruses. 16(3):456. DOI: 10.3390%2Fv16030456

Measuring insecticide resistance in a vacuum: exploring next steps to link resistance data with mosquito control efficacy Lehane A, Parker-Crockett C, Norris E, Wheeler SS, Harrington LC. 2024. Journal of Medical Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjae029


Baseline susceptibility of Haemaphysalis longicornis to organophosphate, carbamate, and pyrethroid acaricides Bickerton M, Gonzalez J, Egizi A, Toledo A. 2023. Pest Management Science. DOI: 10.1002/ps.7631

Utilization of a zoo for mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) diversity analysis, arboviral surveillance, and blood feeding patterns Briggs C, Osman R, Newman BC, Fikrig K, Danziger PR, Mader EM, Woc-Colburn M, Harrington LC, Moncayo AC. 2023. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjad111. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjad111

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices influence tick bite prevention and control practices among residents of Long Island, New York, USA Cuadera MKQ, Mader EM, Greiner Safi A, Harrington LC. 2023. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 102124. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2023.102124

Bourbon Virus Transmission, New York, USA Dupuis AP, Prusinski MA, O’Conner C, Maffei JG, Koetzner CA, Zembsch TE, Zink SD, White AL, Santoriello MP, Romano CL, Xu G, Ribbe F, Campbell SR, Rich SM, Backenson PB, Kramer LD, Ciota AT. 2023. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 29(1):145-8. DOI: 10.3201/eid2901.22028

Aedes albopictus host odor preference does not drive observed variation in feeding patterns across field populations Fikrig K, Rose N, Burkett-Cadena N, Kamgang B, Leisnham PT, Mangan J, Ponlawat A, Rothman SE, Stenn T, McBride CS, Harrington LC. 2023. Scientific Reports. 13(1):130. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-26591-3

New York State Tick Blitz: harnessing community-based science to understand range expansion of ticks Foley N, Balamurali S, Lampman J, Gangloff-Kaufmann J, Eastwood G, Cumbie AN, Mader EM, Harrington LC. 2023. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjad039. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjad039

Spatiotemporal distribution of Borrelia miyamotoi (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) and coinfection with other tick-borne pathogens in host-seeking Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) from New York State, USA Foley N, O’Connor C, Falco RC, Vinci V, Oliver J, Haight J, Sporn LA, Harrington L, Mader E, Wroblewski D, Backenson PB, Prusinski MA. 2023. Journal of Medical Entomology. 60(4):808-21. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjad054

Seasonal dynamics of tick species in the ecotone of parks and recreational areas in Middlesex County (New Jersey, USA) González J, Fonseca DM, Toledo A. 2023. Insects 14(3):258. DOI: 10.3390/insects1403025

Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases’ Master of Science Training Program: A Curriculum to Support Future Capacity in Public Health Entomology Harrington LC, Mader EM. 2023. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjad100. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjad100

Multiple piroplasm parasites (Apicomplexa: Piroplasmida) in northeastern populations of the invasive Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann (Ixodida: Ixodidae), in the United States Herb H, Gonzalez J, Ferreira F, Fonseca DM. 2023. Parasitology. 150(11):1063-69. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182023000914

Dynamics of eastern equine encephalitis virus during the 2019 outbreak in the Northeast United States Hill V, Koch RT, Bialosuknia SM, Ngo K, Zink SD, Koetzner CA, Maffei JG, Dupuis AP, et al. 2023. Current Biology. 33(12):2515-2527. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2023.05.047

Comparison of acarological risk metrics derived from active and passive surveillance and their concordance with tick-borne disease incidence Holcomb KM, Khalil N, Cozens DW, Cantoni JL, Brackney DE, Linske MA, Williams SC, Molaei G, Eisen RJ. 2023. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 14: 102243. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2023.102243

Evaluation of an open forecasting challenge to assess skill of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease prediction Holcomb KM, Mathis S, Staples EJ, Rischer M, Barker CM, Beard CB, Nett RJ, Keyel AC, Marcantonio M, Childs ML, Gorris ME, Rochlin I, Hamins-Puertolas M, Ray EL, Uelmen JA, DeFelice N, Freedman AS, Hollingsworth BD, Das P, Osthus D, Humphreys JM, Nova N, Mordecai EA, Cohnstaedt LW, Kirk D, Kramer LD, Harris MJ, Kain MP, Reed EMX, Johansson MA. 2023. Parasites & Vectors. 16(11). DOI: 10.1186/s13071-022-05630-y

Evaluating spatial and temporal patterns of tick encounters using community science data submitted through a smartphone application Kache PA, Bron GM, Zapata-Ramirez S, Tsao J, Bartholomay L, Paskewitz SM, Diuk-Wasser MA, Fernandez MP. 2023. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 14(4):102163. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2023.102163

Patterns of West Nile virus in the Northeastern United States using negative binomial and mechanistic trati-based models Keyel, AC. 2023. GeoHealth 7(4):e2022GH000747. DOI: 10.1029/2022GH000747

Better null models for assessing predictive accuracy of disease models Keyel AC, Kilpatrick AM. 2023. PLoS ONE. 18(5):e028215. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0285215

Diversification of Bourbon virus in New York State Lange RE, Dupuis AP, Ciota AT. 2023. Microorganisms. 11(6):1590. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms11061590

Community-engaged science helps shed light on tick distribution in New York State Mader E, Harrington L, Lehane A. 2023. IPM Insights. August Issue. Located at:

Review of continuing medical education in tick-borne disease for front-line providers Malkowski AC, Smith RP, MacQueen D, Mader EM. 2023. PRiMER. 7:7. DOI: 10.22454/PRiMER.2023.497812

Ecological predictors of mosquito population and arbovirus transmission synchrony estimates McMillan JR, Chaves LF, Armstrong PM. 2023. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjad024. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjad024

Surveillance and genetic analysis of Jamestown Canyon virus in New York State: 2001-2022 Ngo KA, Maffei JG, Koetzner CA, Zink SD, Payne AF, Backenson PB, White JL, Dupuis AP, Kramer LD, Ciota AT. 2023. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.23-0392

Assessing the impact of areal unit selection and the modifiable areal unit problem on associative statistics between cases of tick-borne disease and entomological indices O’Connor C, Prusinski MA, Aldstadt J, Falco RC, Oliver J, Haight J, Tober K, Spron LA, White J, Brisson D, Backenson PB. 2023. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjad157. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjad157

Jamestown Canyon virus (Bunyavirales: Peribunyaviridae) vector ecology in a focus of human transmission in New Hampshire, USA Poggi JD, Conery C, Mathewson A, Bolton D, Lovell R, Harrington LC, Notrarangelo M. 2023. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjad046. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjad046

Evidence of protozoan and bacterial infection and co-infection and partial blood feeding in the invasive tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis in Pennsylvania, USA Price KJN, Khalil N, Witmier b.J., Coder BL, Boyer CN, Foster E, Eisen RJ, Molaei G. 2023. Journal of Parasitology. 109(4):265-73. DOI: 10.1645/22-122

Associations of Anaplasma phagocytophilum bacteria variants in Ixodes scapularis ticks and humans, New York, USA Prusinski M, O’Connor C, Russell A, Sommer J, White J, Rose L, Falco R, Kokas J, Vinci V, Gall W, Tober K, Haight J, Oliver J, Meehan L, Sporn LA, Brisson D, Backenson PB. 2023. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 29(3):540-50. DOI: 10.3201/eid2903.220320

Microhabitat modeling of the invasive Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in New Jersey, USA Rochlin I, Egizi A, Narvaez Z, Bonilla DL, Gallagher M, Williams GM, Rainey T, Price DC, Fonseca DM. 2023. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseaes. 14(2):102126. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2023.102126

Jamestown Canyon virus comes into view: understanding the threat from an underrecognized arbovirus Shepard JJ, Armstrong PA. 2023. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjad069. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjad069

Resource selection by New York City deer reveals the effective interface between wildlife, zoonotic hazards and humans VanAcker MC, DeNicola VL, DeNicola AJ, Grimke Aucoin S, Simon R, Toal KL, Diuk-Wasser MA, Cagnacci F. 2023. Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.14326


Southwestern national park service employee risk, knowledge, and concern for triatomine exposure: a qualitative analysis using a novel knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey Alvarado A, Mader EM, Buttke D, Harrington LC. 2022. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 16(9):e0010744. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010744

How to construct a blacklight trap Alvarado A, Mader E, Dombroskie J, Harrington L. 2022. Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. Technical Report. Available at:

Adaptive evolution of West Nile virus facilitated increased transmissibility and prevalence in New York State Bialosuknia SM, Dupuis AP, Zink SD, Koetzner CA, Maffei JG, Owen JC, Landwerlen H, Kramer LD, Ciota AT. 2022. Emerging Microbes & Infections. DOI: 10.1080/22221751.2022.2056521

Field applications of granular and liquid pyrethroids, carbaryl, and IGRs to control the asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) and impacts on nontarget invertebrates Bickerton M, Rochlin, I, Gonzalez J, McSorley K, Toledo A. 2022. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 13(6):102054. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2022.102054

Effectiveness of a buffalo turbine and A1 mist sprayer for the areawide deployment of larvicide for mosquito control in an urban residential setting Burtis JC, Bickerton MW, Idelicato N, Poggi JD, Crans SC, Harrington LC. 2022. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjac017. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjac017

Socio-ecological drivers of multiple zoonotic hazards in highly urbanized cities Combs MA, Kache PA, VanAcker MC, Gregory N, Plimpton LD, Tufts DM, Fernandez MP, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2022. Global Change Biology. 28(5):1705-24. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.16033

Vector competence of Anopheles quadrimaculatus and Aedes albopictus for genetically distinct Jamestown Canyon virus strains circulating in the Northeast United States Dieme C, Kramer LD, Ciota AT. 2022. Parasites & Vectors. 15:226. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-022-05342-3

Aedes albopictus and Cache Valley virus: a new threat for virus transmission in New York State Dieme C, Maffei JG, Diarra M, Koetzner CA, Kuo L, Ngo KA, Dupuis AP, Zink SD, Backenson PB, Kramder LD, Ciota AT. 2022. Emerging Microbes & Infections. DOI: 10.1080/22221751.2022.2044733

Role of Anopheles mosquitoes in Cache Valley virus lineage displacement, New York, USA Dieme C, Ngo KA, Tyler S, Maffei JG, Zink SD, Dupuis AP, Koetzner CA, Shultis C, Stout J, Payne AF, Backenson PB, Kuo L, Drebot MA, Ciota AT, Kramer LD. 2022. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 28(2):303-13. DOI: 10.3201/eid2802.203810

Outdoor Activity Associated with Higher Self-Reported Emotional Well-Being During COVID-19 Fernandez MP, Ernst KC, Bron GM, Berry K, Diuk-Wasser MA, Hayden MH. 2022. EcoHealth. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-022-01598-4

The effects of host availability and fitness on Aedes albopictus blood feeding patterns in New York Fikrig K, Martin E, Dang S, St. Fleur K, Goldsmith H, Qu S, Rosenthal H, Pitcher S, Harrington LC. 2022. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 106(1):320-31. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0157

Saliva collection via capillary method may underestimate arboviral transmission by mosquitoes Gloria-Soria A, Brackney DE, Armstrong PM. 2022. Parasites & Vectors. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-022-05198-7

Origins of high latitutde introductions of Aedes aegypti to Nebraska and Utah during 2019 Gloria-Soria A, Faraji A, Hamik J, White G, Amsberry S, Donahue M, Buss B, Pless E, Veiga Cosme L, Powell JR. 2022. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 103: 105333. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2022.105333

Population genetics of an invasive mosquito vector, Aedes albopictus in the Northeastern USA Gloria-Soria A, Shragai T, Ciota AT, Duval TB, Alto BW, Martins AJ, Westby KM, Medley KA, Unlu I, Campbell SR, Kawalkowski M, Tsuda Y, Higa Y, Indelicato N, Leisnham PT, Caccone A, Armstrong PM. 2022. NeoBiota. 78:99-127. DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.78.84986

Risk of tick-borne pathogen spillover into urban yards in New York City Gregory N, Fernandez MP, Diuk-Wasser M. 2022. Parasites & Vectors. 15:288. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-022-05416-2

The public health implications of gentrifications: tick-borne disease risks for communities of color Halsey SJ, VanAcker MC, Harris NC, Lewis KR, Perez L, Smith GS. 2022. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. DOI: 10.1002/fee.2549

Integrating tick density and park visitor behaviors to assess the risk of tick exposure in urban parks on Staten Island, New York Hassett E, Diuk-Wasser M, Harrington L, Fernanez P. 2022. BMC Public Health. 22(1):1602. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-13989-x

Bridging landscape ecology and urban science to respond to the rising threat of mosquito-borne diseases Kache PA, Santos-Vega M, Stewart-Ibarra AM, Cook EM, Seto KC, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2022. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 6:1061-16. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-022-01876-y

Identification and Characterization of Novel Lineage 1 Powassan Virus Strains in New York State Lange RE, Dupuis AP, Prusinski MA, Maffei JG, Koetzner CA, Ngo K, Backenson B, Oliver J, Vogels CBF, Grubaugh ND, Kramer LD, Ciota AT. 2022. Emerging Microbes & Infections. DOI: 10.1080/22221751.2022.2155585

Spatiotemporal distribution, abundance, and host interactions of two invasive vectors of arboviruses, Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus, in Pennsylvania, USA Little EAH, Hutchinson ML, Price KJ, Marini A, Shepard JJ, Molaei G. 2022. Parasites & Vectors. 15(36). DOI: 10.1186/s13071-022-05151-8

Impacts of Lysinibacillus sphaericus on mosquito larval community composition and larval competition between Culex pipiens and Aedes albopictus McMillan JR, Olson MM, Petruff T, Shepard JJ, Armstrong PM. 2022. Scientific Reports. 12:18013. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-21939-1

RNA-Seq analysis of blood meal induced gene-expression changes in Aedes aegypti ovaries Nag DK, Dieme C, Lapierre P, Lasek-Nesselquist E, Kramer LD. 2022. BMC Genomics. 22:396. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-021-07551-z

Zika virus infects Aedes aegypti ovaries Nag DK, Payne AF, Dieme C, Ciota AT, Kramer LD. 2022. Virology. 561:58-64. DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2021.06.002

Phylogeographic dynamics of the arthropod vector, the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) O’Keeffe KR, Oppler ZJ, Prusinski M, Falco RC, Oliver J, Haight J, Sporn LA, Backenson PB, Brisson D. 2022. Parasites & Vectors. 15:238. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-022-05304-9

Rhipicephalus capensis (Acari: Ixodidae), A geographically restricted South African tick, returning with a human traveler to the United States Stafford III KC, Molaei G, Williams SC, Mertins JW. 2022. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 13(3):101912. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2022.101912

Predicting spatio-temporal population patterns of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease pathogen Tran T, Prusinski MA, White JL, Falco RC, Kokas J, Vinci V, Gall WK, Tober KJ, Haight J, Oliver J, Sporn LA, Meehan L, Banker E, Backenson PB, Jensen ST, Brisson D. 2022. Journal of Applied Ecology. 59(11):2779-89. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.14274


Ecology and epidemiology of Eastern equine encephalitis in the Northeastern US: a historical perspective Armstrong PM, Andreadis TG. 2021. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjab077. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjab077

A life stage-targeted acaricide application approach for the control of Haemaphysalis longicornis Bickerton M, McSorley K, Toledo A. 2021. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 12(1):101581. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2020.101581

Comment on Eisen and Eisen (2020) ‘Benefits and Drawbacks of Citizen Science to Complement Traditional Data Gathering Approaches for Medically Important Hard Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in the United States’ Regarding the Tick App and Research-Based Citizen Science Bron GM, Fernandez MP, Bartholomay LC, Diuk-Wasser MA, Paskewitz SM, Tsao JI. 2021. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjaa288. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjaa288

The susceptibility to permethrin of Ixodes scapularis collected from a long-term 4-poster treatment area on Shelter Island, NY Burtis JC, Poggi JD, Payne B, Campbell SR, Harrington LC. 2021. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjab054. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjab054

A review of vector-borne disease communication resources in the Northeastern USA Deckerman P, Cardona A, Dolan B, Varanasi S, Mader E. 2021. Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. Report. Available at:

Impact of land use changes and habitat fragmentation in the eco-epidemiology of tick-borne diseases Diuk-Wasser MA, VanAcker MC, Fernandez MP. 2021. Journal of Medical Entomology. 58(4):1546-64. DOI:

Understanding and interpreting mosquito blood feeding studies: the case of Aedes albopictus Fikrig K, Harrington LC. 2021. Trends in Parasitology. 37(11):959-75. DOI:

Applications of artificial membrane feeding for Ixodid ticks Gonzalez J, Bickerton M, Toledo A. 2021. Acta Tropica. 215:105818. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2020.105818

Host tropism determination by convergent evolution of immunological evasion in the Lyme disease system Hart TM, Dupuis AP, Tufts DM, Blom AM, Starkey SR, Rego ROM, Ram S, Kraiczy P, Kramer LD, Diuk-Wasser MA, Kolokotronis SO, Link YP. 2021. PLoS Pathogens. 17(7):e1009801. DOI:

Host associations of Culex pipiens: A two-year analysis of bloodmeal sources and implications for arboviral transmission in Southeastern Virginia Khalil N, Little EAH, Akaratovic KI, Kiser JP, Abadam CF, Yuan KJ, Misencik MJ, Armstrong PA, Molaei. 2021. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 21(12):961-72. DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2021.0069

A proposed framework for the development and qualitative evaluation of West Nile virus models and their application to local public health decision-making Keyel AC, Gorris ME, Rochlin I, Uelmen JA, Chaves LF, Hamer GL, Moise IK, Shcoket M, Kilpatrick AM, DeFelice NB, Davis JK, Little E, Irwin P, Tyre AJ, Smith KH, Fredregill CL, Elison Timm O, Holcomb KM, Winberly MC, Ward MJ, Smith RL. 2021. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 15(9):e0009653. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009653

West Nile virus is predicted to be more geographically widespread in New York State and Connecticut under future climate change Keyel AC, Raghavendra A, Ciota AT, Elison Timm O. 2021. Global Change Biology. DOI:

Host interactions of Aedes albopictus, an invasive vector of arboviruses, in Virginia, USA Little EAH, Harriot OT, Akaratovic KI, Kiser JP, Abadam CF, Shepard JJ, Molaei G. 2021. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009173

Effect of vegetation on the abundance of tick vectors in the United States: A review of the literature Mathisson DC, Kross SM, Palmer MI, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2021. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjab098. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjab098

Primary care clinical provider knowledge and experiences in the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne illness: a qualitative assessment from a Lyme disease endemic community Mattoon S, Baumhart C, Barsallo Cochez AC, MacQueen D, Snedeker J, Yancey CB, Gatch M, Mader EM. 2021. BMC Infectious Diseases. 21, 894. DOI:

Established Population of the Gulf Coast Tick, Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae), Infected with Rickettsia parkeri (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae), in Connecticut Molaei G, Little EAH, Khalil N, Ayres BN, Nicholson WL, Paddock CD. 2021. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjaa299. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjaa299

First record of established populations of the invasive pathogen vector and ectoparasite Haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: Ixodidae) in Connecticut, USA Molaei G, Little EAH, Williams SC, and Stafford KC. 2021. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjab117. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjab117

Experience and knowledge in Lyme disease: A scoping review of patient-provider communication Nesgos A, Harrington LC, Mader EM. 2021. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 12(4):101714. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2021.101714

A comparative spatial and climate analysis of human granulocytic anaplasmosis and human babesiosis in New York State (2013-2018) O’Connor C, Prusinski MA, Jiang S, Russell A, White J, Falco R. Kokas I, Vinci V, Gall W, Tober K, Haight J, Oliver J, Meehan L, Sporn L, Brisson D, Backenson PB. 2021. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjab107. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjab107

Zika virus and temperature modulate Elizabethkingia anophelis in Aedes albopictus Onyango MG, Lange R, Bialosuknia S, Payne A, Mathias N, Kuo L, Vigneron A, Nag D, Kramer L, Ciota A. 2021. Parasites and Vectors. 14(1):573 (2021). DOI: 10.1186/s13071-021-05069-7

Vector competence of human-biting ticks Ixodes scapularis, Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis for Powassan virus Sharma R, Cozens DW, Armstrong PM, Brackney DE. 2021. Parasites and Vectors. 14(1):466. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-021-04974-1

Optimal collection methods for the newly introduced, invasive Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis (Ixodida: Ixodidae) in the Northeast US Sherpa P, Piedmonte N, Wunderlin K, Harrington L, Falco RC. 2021. Journal of Medical Entomology tjab083. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjab083

First hemispheric report of invasive tick species Haemaphysalis punctata, first state report of Haemaphysalis longicornis, and range expansion of native tick species in Rhode Island, USA Tufts DM, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2021. Parasites & Vectors. 14,394. DOI:


Successive blood meals enhance virus dissemination within mosquitoes and increase transmission potential Armstrong PM, Ehrlich H, Magalhaes T, Conway PJ, Bransfield A, Misencik M, Gloria-Soria A, Warren JL, Andreadis TG, Shepard JJ, Foy BD, Pitzer VE, and Brackney DE. 2020. Nature Microbiology. 5(2):239-247. DOI: 10.1038/s41564-019-0619-y

Multiple pruritic tick bites by Asian longhorned tick larvae (Haemaphysalis longicornis) Bickerton M, Toledo A. 2020. International Journal of Acarology. 46(5):373-376. DOI: 10.1080/01647954.2020.1805004

Current and future spatiotemporal patterns of Lyme disease reporting in the Northeastern United States Bisanzio D, Fernández MP, Martello E, Reithinger R, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2020. JAMA Network Open. 3(3):200319. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0319

The impact of autophagy on arbovirus infection of mosquito cells Brackney DE, Correa MA, Cozens DW. 2020. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14(5):e0007754. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007754

Context matters: Contrasting behavioral and residential risk factors for Lyme disease between high-incidence states in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States Bron GM, Fernandez MP, Larson SR, Maus A, Gustafson D, Tsao JI, Diuk-Wasser MA, Bartholomay LC, Paskewitz SM. 2020. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 11(6):101515. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2020.101515

Four human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis in Connecticut, USA, during a larger regional outbreak, 2019 Brown SC, Cormier J, Tuan J, Lier A, McGuone D, Armstrong P, Kaddouh F, Parikh S, Landry ML, Gobeske KT. 2021. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 27(8):2042-51. DOI: 10.3201/eid2708.203730

NEVBD pesticide resistance monitoring network: establishing a centralized network to increase regional capacity for pesticide resistance detection and monitoring Burtis JC, Poggi JD, McMillan JR, Crans SC, Campbell SR, Isenberg A, Pulver J, White K, Zondag C, et al. 2020. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjaa236. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjaa236

Evaluation of unmanned aerial vehicles and neural networks for integrated mosquito management of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Case E, Shragai T, Morreale SJ, Harrington LC, Erickson D. 2020. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjaa078. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjaa078

Transmission potential of Mayaro virus by Aedes albopictus, and Anopheles quadrimaculatus from the USA Dieme C, Kramer LD, Ciota AT. 2020. Parasites & Vectors. 13:613. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-020-04478-4

Evaluation of novel trapping lures for monitoring exotic and native container-breeding Aedes spp. (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes Eastwood G, Donnellycolt AK, Shepard JJ, Misencik MJ, Bedoukian R, Cole L, Armstrong PM, Andreadis TG. 2020. Journal of Medical Entomology. 57(2):534-541. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjz200

Local persistence of novel regional variants of La Crosse virus in the Northeast USA Eastwood G, Shepard JJ, Misencik MJ, Andreadis TG, Armstrong PM. 2020. Parasites & Vectors. 13:569. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-020-04440-4

Sugar feeding patterns of New York Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are affected by saturation deficit, flowers, and host seeking Fikrig K, Peck S, Deckerman P, Dang S, St. Fleur K, Goldsmith H, Qu S, Rosenthal H, Harrington LC. 2020. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14(10):e0008244. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008244

Vector competence of Aedes albopictus populations from the northeastern USA for chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses Gloria-Soria A, Payne AF, Bialosuknia SM, Stout J, Mathias N, Eastwood G, Ciota AT, Kramer LD, Armstrong PM. 2020. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. 104(3):1123–1130. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0874

Limited influence of the gut microbiome on the transcriptional profile of female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes Hyde J, Correa MA, Hughes GL, Steven B, and Brackney DE. 2020. Scientific Reports. 10(1):1-12. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-67811-y

Environmental determinants of Aedes albopictus abundance at a northern limit of its range in the United States Kache P, Eastwood G, Collins-Palmer K, Katz M, Falco R, Bajwa W, Armstrong P, Andreadis T, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2020. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. 102(2):436-47. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0244

Reversion to ancestral Zika virus NS1 residues increases competence of Ae. albopictus Kuo L, Jaeger AS, Banker EM, Bialosuknia SM, Mathias N, Payne AF, Kramer LD, Aliota MT, Ciota AT. 2020. PLOS Pathogens. 16(10):e1008951. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008951

Determining effects of winter weather conditions on adult Amblyomma americanum survival in Connecticut and Maine, USA Linske, MA, Williams SC, Stafford KC, Lubelczyk CB, Welch M, Henderson EF, Teel P. 2020. Insects. 11(1):13. DOI: 10.3390/insects11010013

Passive tick surveillance: exploring spatiotemporal associations of Borrelia burgdorferi (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae), Babesia microti (Piroplasmida:Babesiidae), and Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) Infection in Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Little EAH, Molaei G. 2020. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 20(3):177-186. DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2019.2509

A survey of tick surveillance and control practices in the United States Mader EM, Ganser C, Geiger A, Harrington LC, Foley J, Smith R, Mateus-Pinilla N, Teel P, Eisen R. 2020. Journal of Medial Entomology. 58(4):1503–1512. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjaa094

Patterns of mosquito and arbovirus community composition and ecological indexes of arboviral risk in the northeastern United States McMillan JR, Andreadis TG, Armstrong P. 2020. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14(2):e0008066. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008066

A case of morphological anomalies in Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from nature Molaei G, Little EAH. 2020. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 81(2):279-285. DOI: 10.1007/s10493-020-00510-5

A seven-legged tick: report of a morphological anomaly in Ixodes scapularis (Ixodidae: Acari) biting a human host from the northeastern United States Molaei G, Little EAH, Stafford KC, Gaff H. 2020. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 11(1):101304. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.101304

Enduring challenge of invasive ticks: Introduction of Amblyomma oblongoguttatum (Acari: Ixodidae) into the United States on a human traveler returning from Central America Molaei G, Mertins JW, and Stafford KC. 2020. Journal of Parasitology. 106(5):670-674. DOI: 10.1645/20-85

AeDES: A next-generation monitoring and forecasting system for environmental suitability for Aedes-borne disease transmission Muñoz AG, A, Chourio X, Riviere-Cinnamond A, Diuk-Wasser MA, Kache P, Mordecai E, Harrington LC, Thomson MC. 2020. Scientific Reports. 10:12640. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-69625-4

Vector Biology Boot Camp workplace impact assessment from program attendees: 2018-2019 Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 11 November 2020. NEVBD Reports. Available at:

Spatial and temporal expansions of Eastern equine encephalitis virus and phylogenetic groups isolated from mosquitoes and mammalian cases in New York State from 2013 to 2019 Oliver J, Tan Y, Haight JD, Tobere KJ, Gall WK, Zink SD, Kramer LD, Campbell SR, Howard JJ, Das SR, Sherwood JA. 2020. Emerging Microbes & Infections. 9(1):1638-50. DOI: 10.1080/22221751.2020.1774426

Zika virus infection results in biochemical changes associated with RNA editing, inflammatory and antiviral responses in Aedes albopictus Onyango MG, Attardo GM, Taylor Kelly R, Bialosuknia SM, Stout J, Banker E, Kuo L, Ciota AT, Kramer LD. 2020. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11:559035. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.559035

Increased temperatures reduce the vectorial capacity of Aedes mosquitoes for Zika virus Onyango MG, Bialosuknia SM, Payne AP, Mathias N, Kuo L, Ciota AT, Kramer LD. 2020. Emerging Microbes. 9(1):67-77. DOI: 10.1080/22221751.2019.1707125

Increase in temperature enriches heat tolerant taxa in Aedes aegypti midguts Onyango MG, Bialosuknia SM, Payne AP, Mathias N, Kuo L, Kramer LD, Ciota AT. 2020. Scientific Reports. 10:19135. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-76188-x

The vector-host-pathogen interface: the next frontier in the battle against mosquito-borne viral diseases? Onyango MG, Ciota AT, Kramer LD. 2020. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 10:564518. DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2020.564518

Increased mosquito abundance and species richness in Connecticut, United States, 2001-2019 Petruff TA, McMillan JR, Shepard JJ, Andreadis TG, Armstrong PM. 2020. Scientific Reports. 10:19287. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-76231-x

Seasonal activity of Haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: Ixodidae) in southern New York State Piedmonte NP, Vinci VC, Daniels TJ, Backenson BP, Falco RC. 2020. Journal of Medical Entomology. tjaa203. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjaa203

2019 Pesticide Use and Resistance Monitoring in the Northeastern United States Poggi J, Burtis J, Mader EM, Harrington LC. 30 April 2020. NEVBD ReportsAvailable at:

Prevalence of infection and co-infection and presence of Rickettsial endosymbionts in Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in Connecticut, USA Pokutnaya D, Molaei G, Weinberger D, Vossbrinck CR, Diaz AJ. 2020. Journal of Parasitology. 106(1):30-37. DOI: 10.1645/19-116

Aversion of the invasive Asian longhorned tick to the white‐footed mouse, the dominant reservoir of tick‐borne pathogens in the U.S.A. Ronai I, Tufts DM, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2020. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/mve.12441

Genetic evidence for the origin of Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, in the southwestern Indian Ocean Soghigian J, Gloria-Soria A, Robert V, Le Goff G, Failloux, AB, Powell JR. 2020. Molecular Ecology. 29:3593-3606. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15590

Association of the invasive Haemaphysalis longicornis tick with vertebrate hosts, other native tick vectors, and tick-borne pathogens in New York City Tufts DM, Goodman LB, Benedict MC, Davis AD, VanAcker MC, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2020. International Journal for Parasitology. 51(2-3):149-157. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2020.08.008

First recognized human bite in the United States by the Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysialis longicornis Wormser GP, McKenna D, Piedmonte N, Vinci V, Egizi AM, Backenson B, Falco RC. 2020. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 70(2):314-16. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciz449

Active surveillance of pathogens from ticks collected in New York State suburban parks and schoolyards Yuan Q, Llanos-Soto SG, Gangloff-Kaufmann JG, Lampman JM, Frye MJ, Benedict MC, Tallmadge RL, Mitchell PK, et al. 2020. Zoonoses and Public Health. 67(6):684-696. DOI: 10.1111/zph.12749


Evolutionary dynamics and molecular epidemiology of West Nile virus in New York State: 1999-2015 Bialosuknia SM, Tan Y, Zink SD, Koetzner CA, Maffei JG, Halpin RA, Shrivastava S, Fedorova NB, Amedeo P, Stockwell TB, Sahman RS, Das SR, Pickett B, Kramer LD, Ciota AT. 2019. Virus Evolution. 5(2):vez035. DOI: 10.1093/ve/vez035

The role of temperature in transmission of zoonotic arboviruses Ciota AT, Keyel AC. 2019. Viruses. 11(11):1013. DOI: 10.3390/v11111013

Usability and Feasibility of a Smartphone App to Assess Human Behavioral Factors Associated with Tick Exposure (The TickApp): Quantitative and Qualitative Study Fernandez MP, Bron GM, Kache PA, Larson S, Maus A, Gustafson Jr D, Tsao JI, Bartholomay LC, Paskewitz SM, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2019. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 7(10):e14769. DOI: 10.2196/14769

Genetic diversity of laboratory strains and implications for research: The case of Aedes aegypti Gloria-Soria A, Soghigian J, Kellner D, Powell JR. 2019. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 13(12):e0007930. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007930

Seasonal temperature and hydrological conditions improve the prediction of West Nile virus infection rates in Culex mosquitoes and human case counts in New York and Connecticut Keyel AC, Elison Timm I, Backenson PB, Prussing C, Quinones C, McDonough K, Vuille M, Conn JE, Armstrong PM, Andreadis TG, Kramer LD. 2019. PLOS ONE. 14:E0217854. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217854

Impacts of deciduous leaf litter and snow presence on nymphal Ixodes scapularis overwintering survival in coastal New England, USA. Linske, MA, KC Stafford, SC Williams, CB Lubelczyk, M Welch, EF Henderson. 2019. Insects. 10(8):227. DOI: 10.3390/insects10080227

Predicting spatiotemporal patterns of Lyme disease incidence from passively collected surveillance data for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato-infected Ixodes scapularis ticks Little EAH, Anderson JF, Stafford III KC, Eisen L, Eisen RJ, Molaei G. 2019. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 10(5):970-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.04.010

Tick surveillance and control: summary of program operations for Northeast states Mader E, Geiger A, Harrington L. 2 May 2019. NEVBD Reports. Available at:

Climate impacts on blacklegged tick host-seeking behavior McClure M, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2019. International Journal for Parasitology. 49(1):37-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.08.005

First report of the introduction of an exotic tick, Amblyomma coelebs (Acari: Ixodidae) feeding on a human traveler returning to the U.S. from Central America Molaei G, Karpathy SE, Andreadis TG. 2019. Journal of Parasitology. 105(4):571-5. DOI: 10.1645/19-74

Bracing for the worst: Will range expansion of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, alter the tick-borne disease landscape in the northeastern United States? Molaei GM, Little EAH, Williams SC, Stafford KC. 2019. New England Journal of Medicine. 381:2189-2192. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1911661

West Nile virus mosquito vectors in North America Rochlin I, Faraji A, Healy K, Andreadis TG. 2019. Journal of Medical Entomology. 56(6):1475-90. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjz146

Analysis of salivary glands and saliva from Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti infected with chikungunya viruses Sanchez I, Harrington LC, Black IV WC and K.E. Olson. 2019. Insects. 10(2):39. DOI: 10.3390/insects10020039

Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) on an Invasive Edge: Abundance, Spatial Distribution, and Habitat Usage of Larvae and Pupae Across Urban and Socioeconomic Environmental Gradients Shragai T, Harrington LC. 2019. Journal of Medical Entomology. 56(2):472-82. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjy209

Distribution, host-seeking phenology, and host and habitat associations of Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks, Staten Island, New York, USA Tufts DM, VanAcker MC, Fernandez MP, DeNicola A, Egizi A, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2019. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 25(4):792–796. DOI: 10.3201/eid2504.181541

Enhancement of risk for Lyme disease by landscape connectivity, New York, New York, USA VanAcker MC, Little EAH, Molaei G, Waheed WI, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2019. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 25(6):1136-1143. DOI: 10.3201/eid2506.181741


Multistate infestation with an exotic disease-vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis Beard CB, Occi J, Bonilla D, Egizi A, Fonseca D, Mertins J, Backenson B, et al. 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 67(47);1310–1313. DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6747a3

Intruder Alert: Longhorned tick – What you need to know about the invasive tick Haemaphysialis longicornis Burtis J, Egizi A, Occi J, Mader EM, Stafford K, and Harrington LC. 2018. Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. Technical Report. Available at:

Generation of axenic Aedes aegypti demonstrate live bacteria are not required for mosquito development Corres MA, Matusovsky B, Brackney DE, Steven B. 2018. Nature Communications. 9:4464. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07014-2

Reconciling the entomological hazard and disease risk in the Lyme disease system McClure M, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2018. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(5),1048. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15051048

Twenty years of surveillance for Eastern equine encephalitis virus in mosquitoes in New York State from 1993 to 2012 Oliver J, Lukacik G, Kokas J, Campbell SR, Kramer LD, Sherwood JA, Howard JJ. 2018. Parasites & Vectors. 11:362. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-018-2950-1

An egg identification guide for differentiating invasive Asian Tiger mosquitoes from native species in the Northeast region Shragai T, Mader E, Harrington LC. 2018. Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. Technical Report. Available at:

Population genomics of Culiseta melanura, the principal vector of Eastern equine encephalitis virus in the United States Soghigian J, Andreadis TG, Molaei G. 2018. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 12(8):e0006698. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006698

Distribution and Establishment of the Lone Star Tick, Amblyomma americanum (L.) (Acari: Ixodidae), in Connecticut and Implications for Range Expansion and Public Health Stafford KC, Molaei G, Little EAH, Paddock CD, Karpathy SE, Labonte AM. 2018. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(6):1561-8. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjy115


Effects of Zika virus strain and Aedes mosquito species on vector competence Ciota AT, Bialosuknia SM, Zink SD, Brecher M, Ehrbar DJ, Morrissette MN, et al. 2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 23(7):1110-1117. DOI: 10.3201/eid2307.161633

Vector-borne disease surveillance and control training needs assessment Mader EM, Frye M, Meredith G, Kramer L, Armstrong P, Diuk-Wasser M, Daniels T, Fonseca D, Backenson PB, Andreadis T, Harrington LC. August 2017. NEVBD Reports. Available at:


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New York State Tick Blitz Summary 2021 - 2023 Lehane A, Bailey N, Mader E, Foley N, Harrington L. 2023. Available at:

Insect Repellent Essentials: A Brief Guide Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 2019. Available at:

Repelentes de insectos: guía breve Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 2020. Available at:

Life Cycle of the Blackegged Tick Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 2019. Available at:

Ciclo vital de la garrapata de patas negras Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 2021. Available at:

What Your Need to Know About EEE Virus in the Northeast Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 2021. Available at:

What is Powassan Virus? Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 2021. Available at:

The Asian Longhorned Tick: How to Protect Your Livestock and Farm Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 2021. Available at:

La garrapata asiática de cuernos largos: Cómo proteger su ganado y granja Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 2021. Available at:

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