Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology

Michael Z. Levy, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Contact information
714 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-746-8131
Education:
B.A. (Interdisciplinary major (Philosophy and Biology))
Amherst College, 1998.
PhD (Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution)
Emory University, 2007.
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Selected Publications

Camilo E. Khatchikian, Erica A. Foley, Corentin M. Barbu, Josephine Hwang, Jenny Ancca-Juárez, Katty Borrini-Mayori, Victor R. Quıspe-Machaca, Cesar Naquira, Dustin Brisson, and Michael Z. Levy. : Population Structure of the Chagas Disease Vector Triatoma infestans in an Urban Environment. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 9(2 ), 1 2015.

Castillo-Neyra, Ricardo, Corentin M. Barbu, Renzo Salazar, Katty Borrini, Cesar Naquira, and Michael Z. Levy.: Host-Seeking Behavior and Dispersal of Triatoma infestans, a Vector of Chagas Disease, under Semi-field Conditions. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 9(1), 1 2015.

Salazar R, Castillo-Neyra R, Tustin AW, Borrini-Mayorí K, Náquira C, Levy MZ: Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) as Vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi. Am J Trop Med Hyg Nov 2014 Notes: http://www.ajtmh.org/content/92/2/331.full.pdf.

Andrew Hong, Corentin M. Barbu, Dylan S. Small, Michael Z Levy: Mapping the Spatial Distribution of a Disease Transmitting Insect in the Presence of Surveillance Error and Missing Data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 8 2014.

Michael Z. Levy, Corentin M. Barbu, Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, Victor R. Quispe-Machaca, Jenny Ancca-Juarez, Patricia Escalante-Mejia, Katty Borrini-Mayori, Malwina Niemierko, Tarub S. Mabud, Jere R. Behrman, Cesar Naquira-Velarde, and the Chagas Disease Working Group in Arequipa, Peru: Urbanization, Land Tenure Security, and Vector-borne Chagas disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 8 2014.

Corentin M. Barbu, Alison Buttenheim, Maria-Luz Hancco Pumahuanca, Javier E. Quintanilla Calderón, Renzo Salazar, Malwina Niemierko, Andy Catacora Rospigliossi, Fernando S. Malaga Chavez, Karina Oppe Alvarez, Juan Cornejo del Carpio, César Náquira, Michael Z. Levy: Residual infestation and recolonization in an urban Triatoma infestans control campaign. Emerging Infectious Diseases 12 2014 Notes: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/20/12/pdfs/13-1820.pdf.

Levy MZ, Small D, Vilhena DA, Cornejo Del Carpio JG, Gilman RH, Bern C, Plotkin JB.: Retracing micro-epidemics of Chagas disease using epicenter regression. PLoS Computational Biology 7(9): e1002146, 2011 Notes: http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1002146.

Oliver Entine, Dylan Small, Shane Jensen, Michael Z. Levy: Disease Diagnosis from Immunoassays with Plate to Plate Variability: A Hierarchical Bayesian Approach. Statistics in Biosciences 4 2014.

Levy MZ, Malaga F, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Vilhena D, McKenzie FE, Plotkin JB: Rational spatio-temporal strategies for Controlling a Chagas Disease Vector in Urban Environments. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 7(48): 1061-1070, 2010 Notes: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/7/48/1061.long.

Corentin Barbu, Andrew Hong, Jennifer M. Manne, Dylan S. Small, Javier E. Quintanilla Calderon, Karthik Sethuraman, V ́ıctor Quispe-Machaca, Jenny Ancca-Juarez, Juan G. Cornejo del Carpio, Fernando S. Malaga Chavez, Cesar Naquira, Michael Z. Levy: The Effects of City Streets on an Urban Disease Vector. PLoS Computational Biology 1 2013.

Alison M. Buttenheim, Valerie Paz-Soldan, Corentin Barbu, Christine Skovira, Javier Quintanilla Calderón, Lina Margot Mollesaca Riveros, Juan Oswaldo Cornejo, Dylan S. Small, Christina Bicchieri, Cesar Naquira, Michael Z. Levy.: Is participation contagious? Evidence from a household vector control campaign in Peru. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health September 2013 Notes: http://jech.bmj.com/cgi/rapidpdf/jech-2013-202661?ijkey=WgqTk63zFnNqUON&keytype=ref.

Tarub Madub, Alexis Barbarin, Katelyn Levy, Corentin Barbu, Jason Edinger, Michael Z. Levy: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of bed bug infestations, Philadelphia, Pa. Journal of Medical Entomology 1 2014.

Yage Wu*, Dylan M. Tracy*, Alexis M. Barbarin PhD, Corentin M. Barbu PhD, Michael Z. Levy PhD: A door-to-door survey of bed bug (Cimex lectularius) infestations in row homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 7 2014.

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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