Michael Z. Levy, PhD

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

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714 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-746-8131
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

Khatchikian CE, Foley EA, Barbu CM, Hwang J, Ancca-Juárez J, Borrini-Mayori K, Quıspe-Machaca VR, Naquira C, Brisson D, Levy MZ; Chagas Disease Working Group in Arequipa: Population Structure of the Chagas Disease Vector Triatoma infestans in an Urban Environment. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 9(2 ), Feb 2015 Notes: epub doi: 10.1371.

Castillo-Neyra R, Barbu CM, Salazar R, Borrini K, Naquira C, Levy MZ: Host-Seeking Behavior and Dispersal of Triatoma infestans, a Vector of Chagas Disease, under Semi-field Conditions. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(1), Jan 2015 Notes: epub doi: 10.1371.

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 92(2): 331-5, Feb 2015.

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 178(3): 641-658, Jun 2015 Notes: in press.

Levy MZ, Barbu CM, Castillo-Neyra R, Quispe-Machaca VR, Ancca-Juarez J, Escalante-Mejia P, Borrini-Mayori K, Niemierko M, Mabud TS, Behrman JR, Naquira-Velarde C; Chagas Disease Working Group in Arequipa, Peru.: Urbanization, Land Tenure Security, and Vector-borne Chagas disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 281(1789), Aug 2014 Notes: epub doi: 10.1098.

Barbu CM, Buttenheim AM, Pumahuanca ML, Calderón JE, Salazar R, Carrión M, Rospigliossi AC, Chavez FS, Alvarez KO, Cornejo del Carpio J, Náquira C, Levy MZ: Residual infestation and recolonization in an urban Triatoma infestans control campaign. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(12): 2055-63, Dec 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, Sep 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 7(2): 206-224, 2015.

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): 1061-70, Jul 2010 Notes: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/7/48/1061.long.

Barbu CM, Hong A, Manne JM, Small DS, Quintanilla Calderón JE, Sethuraman K, Quispe-Machaca V, Ancca-Juárez J, Cornejo del Carpio JG, Málaga Chavez FS, Náquira C, Levy MZ: The Effects of City Streets on an Urban Disease Vector. PLoS Computational Biology 9(1), 2013 Notes: epub doi: 10.1371.

Buttenheim AM, Paz-Soldan V, Barbu C, Skovira C, Quintanilla Calderón J, Mollesaca Riveros LM, Cornejo JO, Small DS, Bicchieri C, Naquira C, Levy MZ: Is participation contagious? Evidence from a household vector control campaign in Peru. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 68(2): 103-9, Feb 2014.

Mabud TS, Barbarin AM, Barbu CM, Levy KH, Edinger J, Levy MZ.: Spatial and temporal patterns in Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) reporting in Philadelphia, PA. Journal of Medical Entomology 51(1): 50-4, Jan 2014.

Wu Y, Tracy DM, Barbarin AM, Barbu CM, Levy MZ.: A door-to-door survey of bed bug (Cimex lectularius) infestations in row homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 91(1): 206-10, Jul 2014.

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