Following is a compendium of scholarly activity related to global health clinical and programmatic work for the 2016-2017 academic year. This includes peer-reviewed publications, articles, interviews and other publications.

HIV-AIDS

Brief Report: Impact of Option B+ on the Infant PMTCT Cascade in Lilongwe, Malawi. Kim MH, Ahmed S, Hosseinipour MC, Yu X, Nguyen C, Chimbwandira F, Paul ME, Kazembe PN, Abrams EJ. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Sep 1;70(1):99-103.

Clinical Factors Associated with Long-Term Complete Remission versus Poor Response to Chemotherapy in HIV-Infected Children and Adolescents with Kaposi Sarcoma Receiving Bleomycin and Vincristine: A Retrospective Observational Study. El-Mallawany NK, Kamiyango W, Slone JS, Villiera J, Kovarik CL, Cox CM, et al. (2016). PLoS ONE. 11(4): e0153335.

Tuberculosis

Use of string test and stool specimens to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis. DiNardo AR, Hahn A, Leyden J, Stager C, Baron EJ, Graviss EA, Mandalakas AM, Guy E. Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Dec;41:50-2. Epub 2015 Oct 30. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.06.062.

HIV Progression Perturbs the Balance of the Cell-Mediated and Anti Inflammatory Adaptive and Innate Mycobacterial ImmuneResponse. DiNardo AR, Mandalakas AM, Maphalala G, Mtetwa G, Mndzebele T, Ustero P, Hlatshwayo M, Mace EM, Orange JS, Makedonas G. Mediators Inflamm. 2016;2016:1478340. Epub 2016 Mar 2. doi: 10.1155/2016/1478340.

1,2,3 (years) …and you’re out. The End of a 123-year Historic Era. DiNardo AR, Lange C, Mandalakas AM. Clinical Infectious Disease. 2016 Feb 2. PMID: 26839384

The Effect of Deworming on Tests of Tuberculosis Infection in Children with Recent Tuberculosis Exposure - A Randomized Controlled Trial. Van der Zalm MM, van Soelen N, Mandalakas AM, Jacobsen M, Detjen AK, Marx FM, Grewal H, Cotton MF, Walzl G, Hesseling AC. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Feb 29.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Improvement and retention of emergency obstetrics and neonatal care knowledge and skills in a hospital mentorship program in Lilongwe, Malawi. Tang JH, Kaliti C, Bengtson A, Hayat S, Chimala E, MacLeod R, Kaliti S, Sisya F, Mwale M, Wilkinson J.. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Nov 28.

Social and psychological challenges remain after obstetric fistula repair. Wilkinson JP. BJOG. 2016 Feb 19. PMID: 26893008

Association between parity and fistula location in women with obstetric fistula: a multivariate regression analysis. Sih AM, Kopp DM, Tang JH, Rosenberg NE, Chipungu E, Harfouche M, Moyo M, Mwale M, Wilkinson JP. BJOG. 2016 Feb 8. PMID: 26853525

Long-term outcomes for women after obstetric fistula repair in Lilongwe, Malawi: a qualitative study. Drew LB, Wilkinson JP, Nundwe W, Moyo M, Mataya R, Mwale M, Tang JH. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. PMID: 26732574

Tropical Medicine

Identification of human intestinal parasites affecting an asymptomatic peri-urban Argentinian population using multi-parallel quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Cimino RO, Jeun R, Juarez M, Cajal PS, Vargas P, Echazú A, Bryan PE, Nasser J, Krolewiecki A, Mejia R. Parasites and Vectors. 2015 Jul 17;8:380.

Blue Marble Health Redux: Neglected Tropical Diseases and Human Development in the Group of 20 (G20) Nations and Nigeria. Hotez PJ. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2015 Jul 28;9(7):e0003672. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003672. eCollection 2015 Jul.

Noncommunicable Diseases: A Globalization of Disparity? Hotez PJ, Peiperl L. PLOS Medicine. 2015 Jul 28;12(7):e1001859. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001859. eCollection 2015 Jul.

Expression, purification, crystallization and crystallographic study of Lutzomyia longipalpis LJL143. Kelleher A, Liu Z, Seid CA, Zhan B, Asojo OA. Acta Crystallographica F Structural Biology Communications. 2015 Jul;71(Pt 7):925-8. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X15009486. Epub 2015 Jun 27.

Expression, purification, immunogenicity, and protective efficacy of a recombinant Tc24 antigen as a vaccine against Trypanosoma cruzi infection in mice. Martinez-Campos V, Martinez-Vega P, Ramirez-Sierra MJ, Rosado-Vallado M, Seid CA, Hudspeth EM, Wei J, Liu Z, Kwityn C, Hammond M, Ortega-López J, Zhan B, Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME, Dumonteil E..Vaccine. 2015 Jul 17.

The Biology of the Triatomine Bugs Native to South Central Texas and Assessment of the Risk They Pose for Autochhonous Chagas Disease Exposure. Wozniak EJ, Lawrence G, Gorchakov R, Alamgir H, Dotson E, Sissel B, Sarkar S, Murray KO. Journal of Parasitology. 2015 Jul 13.

Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: quantifying the epidemiological transition. GBD 2013 DALYs and HALE Collaborators (includes Hotez PJ). Lancet. 2015 Aug 27. pii: S0140-6736(15)61340-X.

Mesoamerican nephropathy: A neglected tropical disease with an infectious etiology? Murray KO, Fischer RS, Chavarria D, Duttmann C, Garcia MN, Gorchakov R, Hotez PJ, Jiron W, Leibler JH, Lopez JE, Mandayam S, Marin A, Sheleby J. Microbes and Infection. 2015 Aug 28.

Worm Infections in Children. Weatherhead JE, Hotez PJ. Pediatric Rev. 2015 Aug;36(8):341-54.

Vaccine Science Diplomacy: Expanding Capacity to Prevent Emerging and Neglected Tropical Diseases Arising from Islamic State (IS)-Held Territories. Hotez PJ. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2015 Sep 24;9(9):e0003852.

New Vaccines for the World's Poorest People. Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME, Strych U. Annual Review of Medicine. 2015 Sep 3. PMID: 26356803.

In Response. Mejia R. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2015 Sep 2;93(3):673. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0374b. PMID: 26333730.

Impact of the Neglected Tropical Diseases on Human Development in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Nations. Hotez PJ, Herricks JR. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2015 Nov 25;9(11):e0003782.

Identification and Characterization of the Trypanosoma cruzi B-cell Superantigen Tc24.

Gunter SM, Jones KM, Zhan B, Essigmann HT, Murray KO, Garcia MN, Gorchakov R, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Brown EL. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2015 Nov 23. pii: 15-0438.

Historical Perspectives on the Epidemiology of Human Chagas Disease in Texas and Recommendations for Enhanced Understanding of Clinical Chagas Disease in the Southern United States. Garcia MN, Woc-Colburn L, Aguilar D, Hotez PJ, Murray KO. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2015 Nov 5;9(11):e0003981.

The emergence of zoonotic Onchocerca lupi infection in the United States - A case-series. Cantey PT, Weeks J, Edwards M, Rao S, Ostovar GA, Dehority W, Alzona M, Swoboda S, Christiaens B, Ballan W, Hartley J, Terranella A, Weatherhead J, Dunn JJ, Marx DP, Hicks MJ, Rauch RA, Smith C, Dishop MK, Handler MH, Dudley RW, Chundu K, Hobohm D, Feiz-Erfan I, Hakes J, Berry RS, Stepensaski S, Greenfield B, Shroeder L, Bishop H, de Aleida M, Mathison B, Eberhard M. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015 Nov 26. pii: civ983.

The 1899 United States Kissing Bug Epidemic. Garcia MN, Hernandez D, Gorchakov R, Murray KO, Hotez PJ. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2015 Dec 1;9(12):e0004117. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004117.

Mucocutaneous manifestations of helminth infections: Trematodes and cestodes. Lupi O, Downing C, Lee M, Bravo F, Giglio P, Woc-Colburn L, Tyring SK. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2015 Dec;73(6):947-57.

Mucocutaneous manifestations of helminth infections: Nematodes. Lupi O, Downing C, Lee M, Pino L, Bravo F, Giglio P, Sethi A, Klaus S, Sangueza OP, Fuller C, Mendoza N, Ladizinski B, Woc-Colburn L, Tyring SK. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2015 Dec;73(6):929-44.

The 1899 United States Kissing Bug Epidemic. Garcia MN, Hernandez D, Gorchakov R, Murray KO, Hotez PJ. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2015 Dec 1;9(12):e0004117. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004117.

Mucocutaneous manifestations of helminth infections: Trematodes and cestodes. Lupi O, Downing C, Lee M, Bravo F, Giglio P, Woc-Colburn L, Tyring SK. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2015 Dec;73(6):947-57.

Mucocutaneous manifestations of helminth infections: Nematodes. Lupi O, Downing C, Lee M, Pino L, Bravo F, Giglio P, Sethi A, Klaus S, Sangueza OP, Fuller C, Mendoza N, Ladizinski B, Woc-Colburn L, Tyring SK. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2015 Dec;73(6):929-44.

Impact of vectorborne parasitic neglected tropical diseases on child health. Barry MA, Murray KO, Hotez PJ, Jones KM. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2016 Feb 26.

The BENEFIT Trial: Where Do We Go from Here? Pecoul B, Batista C, Stobbaerts E, Ribeiro I, Vilasanjuan R, Gascon J, Pinazo MJ, Moriana S, Gold S, Pereiro A, Navarro M, Torrico F, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016 Feb 25.

A therapeutic nanoparticle vaccine against Trypanosoma cruzi in a BALB/c mouse model of Chagas disease. Barry MA, Wang Q, Jones KM, Heffernan MJ, Buhaya MH, Beaumier CM, Keegan BP, Zhan B, Dumonteil E, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 2016 Feb 18.

Expression and Purification of an Engineered, Yeast-expressed Leishmania donovani Nucleoside Hydrolase with Immunogenic Properties. Hudspeth EM, Wang Q, Seid CA, Hammond M, Wei J, Liu Z, Zhan B, Pollet J, Heffernan MJ, McAtee CP, Engler DA, Matsunami RK, Strych U, Asojo OA, Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 2016 Feb 2.

Multiplexed Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay To Detect Intestinal Protozoa. Crannell Z, Castellanos-Gonzalez A, Nair G, Mejia R, White AC, Richards-Kortum R. Analytical Chemistry. 2016 Feb 2.

Assessment of the Geographic Distribution of Ornithodoros turicata (Argasidae): Climate Variation and Host Diversity. Donaldson TG, Pèrez de León AA, Li AI, Castro-Arellano I, Wozniak E, Boyle WK, Hargrove R, Wilder HK, Kim HJ, Teel PD, Lopez JE. PLOS Neglected Trop Diseases. 2016 Feb 1.

Transcriptional Profiling the 150 kb Linear Megaplasmid of Borrelia turicatae Suggests a Role in Vector Colonization and Initiating Mammalian Infection. Wilder HK, Raffel SJ, Barbour AG, Porcella SF, Sturdevant DE, Vaisvil B, Kapatral V, Schmitt DP, Schwan TG, Lopez JE. PLOS One. 2016 Feb 4.

The South China Sea and Its Neglected Tropical Diseases. Hotez PJ. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016 Mar 31;10(3):e0004395. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004395. eCollection 2016 Mar.

Status of vaccine research and development of vaccines for Chagas disease. Beaumier CM, Gillespie PM, Strych U, Hayward T, Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME. Vaccine. 2016 Mar 26. pii: S0264-410X(16)30071-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.03.074.

Modeling the economic and epidemiologic impact of hookworm vaccine and mass drug administration (MDA) in Brazil, a high transmission setting. Bartsch SM, Hotez PJ, Hertenstein DL, Diemert DJ, Zapf KM, Bottazzi ME, Bethony JM, Brown ST, Lee BY. Vaccine. 2016 Mar 18. pii: S0264-410X(16)00329-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.03.018.

Status of vaccine research and development of vaccines for leishmaniasis. Gillespie PM, Beaumier CM, Strych U, Hayward T, Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME. Vaccine. 2016 Mar 11. pii: S0264-410X(16)00289-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.12.071.

Eliminating the Neglected Tropical Diseases: Translational Science and New Technologies. Hotez PJ, Pecoul B, Rijal S, Boehme C, Aksoy S, Malecela M, Tapia-Conyer R, Reeder JC. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016 Mar 2;10(3):e0003895. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003895. eCollection 2016 Mar.

West Nile Virus Retinopathy and Associations with Long Term Neurological and Neurocognitive Sequelae. Hasbun R, Garcia MN, Kellaway J, Baker L, Salazar L, Woods SP, Murray KO. PLOS One. 2016 Mar 7;11(3):e0148898. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148898.

Zika Virus, 'Ghostbusters,' and the Strange New Normal of Tropical Disease Pandemics. Hotez, PJ. Vice News, March 8, 2016.

Will Zika return to the 'Old World'? Hotez PJ. Microbes & Infection. 2016 May 27. pii: S1286-4579(16)30064-8. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2016.05.003. PMID: 27242327

Old World Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Refugee Crises in the Middle East and North Africa. Du R, Hotez PJ, Al-Salem WS, Acosta-Serrano A. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016 May 26;10(5):e0004545. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004545. eCollection 2016 May. PMID: 27227772

Human anthelminthic vaccines: Rationale and challenges. Hotez PJ, Strych U, Lustigman S, Bottazzi ME. Vaccine. 2016 May 9. pii: S0264-410X(16)30259-6. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.03.112.

Multi-stakeholder partnerships with the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea to improve childhood immunization. Kim H, Marks F, Novakovic U, Hotez PJ, Black RE. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 2016 May 9. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12721. PMID: 27159122