Following is a compendium of scholarly activity related to global health clinical and programmatic work, including peer-reviewed publications, articles, presentations, interviews and other publications.

Cancer & Hematology


The Botswana Story; Apr 29, 2017; me; English; 2017 Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Yawkey Center, Boston, MA, USA

Pediatric Cancer Treatment Abandonment in Botswana: Factors Influencing a Lower than Expected Treatment Abandonment Rate. Zobeck M, Gilliland T, Slone A, Semesta P, Raletshegawana M, Scheurer M, Mehta P, Slone JS. Texas Children’s Hospital Resident Scholarship Day, Houston TX, June 2017.

Retinoblastoma Screening Practices Among Physicians in Botswana. Reed H, Mehta P, Slone JS. Texas Children’s Hospital Resident Scholarship Day, Houston TX, June 2017.

Beyond Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma: Navigating Challenges of Differentiating Childhood Lymphoma Diagnoses Amid Limitations in Pathology Resources in Lilongwe Malawi. El-Mallawany, NK Mutai M, Mtete I, Gopal S, Stanley C, Mtunda M, Chasela M, Kamiyango W. Villiera J, Wassa P, Fedoriw Y, Montgomery N, Liomba G, Kampani C, Krysiak R, Westmoreland K, K, Kim M, Slone JS, Lubega J, Scheurer M, Allen C, Mehta P, Kazembe P. Global Pediatric Health, 4.

Emergency Medicine


Predicting Hospitalised Paediatric Pneumonia Mortality Risk: An External Validation of RISC and mRISC, and Local Tool Development (RISC-Malawi) from Malawi. Hooli S, Colbourn T, Lufesi N, Costello A, Nambiar B, Thammasitboon S, Makwenda C, Mwansambo C, McCollum E, King C. Plos Medicine. 2016 December 28. 



Quality Improvement Interventions for Nutritional Assessment among Pregnant Mothers in Northeastern Uganda. BioMed Research International, May 30, 2017.

Antiretroviral therapy initiation within seven days of enrollment: Outcomes and time to undetectable viral load among children at an urban HIV clinic in Uganda. Rogers S. Bio Medical Central (BMC)


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.


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.

Obstetrics & Gynecology


Urinary Diversions in Low Resource Settings. Wilkinson JP. BJOG: Int J Obstet Gy. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14801- 26 June 2017

Authors’ reply re: Use of a postoperative pad test to identify continence status in women after obstetric vesicovaginal fistula repair: a prospective cohort study. Kopp DM, Bengtson AM, Tang JH, Chipungu E, Moyo M, & Wilkinson J. BJOG: Int J Obstet Gy. 2017.  doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14653- 26 June 2017


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

Courage. Wilkinson JP. BJOG: Int J Obstet Gy. 2016;123:1393. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13787


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.



Why being an expert - despite xpert -remains crucial for children in high TB burden settings. Bacha JM, Ngo K, Clowes P, Draper HR, Ntinginya EN, DiNardo A, Mangu C, Sabi I, Mtafya B, Mandalakas AM. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 6; 17(1):123. PMID: 28166728

Clinical Application of Interferon-γ Release Assays for the Prevention of Tuberculosis in Countries with Low Incidence. Lange C, Mandalakas AM, Kalsdorf B, Denkinger CM, Sester M. Pathog Immun. 2016;1(2):308-329. PMID: 28217762

Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes among HIV/TB Co-Infected Children in the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Network. Carlucci JG, Blevins M, Kipp AM, Lindegren ML, Du QT, Renner L, Reubenson G, Ssali J, Yotebieng M, Mandalakas AM, Davies MA, Ballif M, Fenner L, Pettit AC; International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Network. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Feb 20. PMID:  28234689

Re: "It May Be Too Early to Try to Prove the Effect of Deworming on Tuberculin Reactivity". Van der Zalm MM, van Soelen N, Mandalakas AM, Jacobsen M, Detjen AK, Marx FM, Grewal HM, Cotton MF, Walzl G, Hesseling AC. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Feb; 36(2):241-242. PMID: 28079838.

School and household tuberculosis contact investigations in Swaziland: Active TB case finding in a high HIV/TB burden setting. Ustero, P., Kay, A., Ngo, K., Golin, R., Tsabedze, B., Mzileni, B., Glickman, J., Xaba, M.W., Mavimbela, G., Mandalakas, A. (Accepted May 2017, PLOS ONE).


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.

Schistosome Soluble Egg Antigen Decreases Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Specific CD4+ T-Cell Effector Function With Concomitant Arrest of Macrophage Phago-Lysosome Maturation. DiNardo AR, Mace EM, Lesteberg K, Cirillo JD, Mandalakas AM, Graviss EA, Orange JS, Makedonas G.  J Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 1;214(3):479-88. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw156. PMID: 27389351

Culture is an imperfect and heterogeneous reference standard in pediatric tuberculosis. DiNardo AR, Detjen A, Ustero P, Ngo K, Bacha J, Mandalakas AM. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2016 Sep 28. pii: S1472-9792(16)30405-X. doi: 10.1016/

Preventing the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and protecting contacts of infectious cases. Fox GJ, Schaaf HS, Mandalakas A, Chiappini E, Zumla A, Marais BJ. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Aug 31. PMID: 27592087

Implementation of Tuberculosis Intensive Case Finding, Isoniazid Preventive Therapy, and Infection Control ("Three I's") and HIV-Tuberculosis Service Integration in Lower Income Countries. Charles MK, Lindegren ML, Wester CW, Blevins M, Sterling TR, Dung NT, Dusingize JC, Avit-Edi D, Durier N, Castelnuovo B, Nakigozi G, Cortes CP, Ballif M, Fenner L; International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Collaboration (including Mandalakas A). PLoS One. 2016 Apr 13;11(4):e0153243. PMID: 27073928


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.

Tropical Medicine


Global urbanization and the neglected tropical diseases. Hotez PJ. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2017 Feb 23;11(2):e0005308.

Advances in neglected tropical disease vaccines: Developing relative potency and functional assays for the Na-GST-1/Alhydrogel hookworm vaccine. Brelsford JB, Plieskatt JL, Yakovleva A, Jariwala A, Keegan BP, Peng J, Xia P, Li G, Campbell D, Periago MV, Correa-Oliveira R, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Diemert D, Bethony JM. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2017 Feb 13;11(2):e0005385. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005385.

Can the SDGs and GHSA achieve synergy? Hotez PJ. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2017 Feb 7. doi: 10.1057/s41271-016-0059-3. Review. 

The natural killer cell response to West Nile virus in young and old individuals with or without a prior history of infection.Yao Y, Strauss-Albee DM, Zhou JQ, Malawista A, Garcia MN, Murray KO, Blish CA, Montgomery RR. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 24;12(2):e0172625.

New records of Ornithodoros puertoricensis Fox 1947 (Ixodida: Argasidae) parasitizing humans in rural and urban dwellings, Panama. Bermúdez SE, Castillo E, Pohlenz TD, Kneubehl A, Krishnavajhala A, Domínguez L, Suárez A, López JE. Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases. 2017 Feb 5. pii: S1877-959X(17)30051-1.

Autism spectrum disorder: if not vaccines, then what? Hotez PJ. BCM From the Labs Blog.

Yellow Fever Global Whack-a-Mole. Hotez PJ, Aksoy S. PLOS Speaking of Medicine.

How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning. Hotez PJ. New York Times.

Russian-United States vaccine science diplomacy: Preserving the legacy. Hotez PJ. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 May 25;11(5):e0005320. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005320. eCollection 2017 May.

Can the SDGs and GHSA achieve synergy? Hotez PJ. J Public Health Policy. 2017 May;38(2):269-270.

Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases for 10 Causes, 1990 to 2015. Roth GA, Johnson C, Abajobir A, Abd-Allah F, Abera SF, Abyu G, Ahmed M, Aksut B, Alam T, Alam K, Alla F, Alvis-Guzman N, Amrock S, Ansari H, Ärnlöv J, Asayesh H, Atey TM, Avila-Burgos L, Awasthi A, Banerjee A, Barac A, Bärnighausen T, Barregard L, Bedi N, Belay Ketema E, Bennett D, Berhe G, Bhutta Z, Bitew S, Carapetis J, Carrero JJ, Malta DC, Castañeda-Orjuela CA, Castillo-Rivas J, Catalá-López F, Choi JY, Christensen H, Cirillo M, Cooper L Jr, Criqui M, Cundiff D, Damasceno A, Dandona L, Dandona R, Davletov K, Dharmaratne S, Dorairaj P, Dubey M, Ehrenkranz R, El Sayed Zaki M, Faraon EJA, Esteghamati A, Farid T, Farvid M, Feigin V, Ding EL, Fowkes G, Gebrehiwot T, Gillum R, Gold A, Gona P, Gupta R, Habtewold TD, Hafezi-Nejad N, Hailu T, Hailu GB, Hankey G, Hassen HY, Abate KH, Havmoeller R, Hay SI, Horino M, Hotez PJ, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 May 15. pii: S0735-1097(17)37244-3. 

Safety and immunogenicity of the Na-GST-1 hookworm vaccine in Brazilian and American adults. Diemert DJ, Freire J, Valente V, Fraga CG, Talles F, Grahek S, Campbell D, Jariwala A, Periago MV, Enk M, Gazzinelli MF, Bottazzi ME, Hamilton R, Brelsford J, Yakovleva A, Li G, Peng J, Correa-Oliveira R, Hotez P, Bethony J. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 May 2;11(5):e0005574.

Vector-borne diseases of public health importance for personnel on military installations in the United States. Garcia MN, Cropper TL, Gunter SM, Kramm MM, Pawlak MT, Roachell W, Ronca SE, Stidham RA, Webber BJ, Yun HC. US Army Med Dep J. 2017 Jan-Jun;(1-17):90-101.

Hookworm infection is associated with decreased CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-infected adult Ugandans. Morawski BM, Yunus M, Kerukadho E, Turyasingura G, Barbra L, Ojok AM, DiNardo A, Sowinski S, Boulware DR, Mejia R. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 May 25;11(5):e0005634

Diagnosis and Management of Borrelia turicatae Infection in Febrile Soldier, Texas, USA. Christensen AM, Pietralczyk E, Lopez JE, Brooks C, Schriefer ME, Wozniak E, Stermole B. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 May;23(5):883-884.

Saving lives efficiently across sectors: The need for a Congressional cost-effectiveness committee. Fitzpatrick MC, Singer BH, Hotez PJ, Galvani AP. Lancet. 2017 Jun 29. pii: S0140-6736(17)31440-X. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31440-X. 

Venezuela and its rising vector-borne neglected diseases. Hotez PJ, Basáñez MG, Acosta-Serrano A, Grillet ME. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2017 Jun 29;11(6):e0005423. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005423. eCollection 2017 Jun. 

Mutations to Cysteine Residues in the Trypanosoma cruzi B-Cell Superantigen Tc24 Diminish Susceptibility to IgM-Mediated Hydrolysis. Gunter S, Jones KM, Seid C, Essigmann HT, Zhan B, Strych U, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Brown EL. Journal of Parasitology. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1645/17-7. 

Estimates of global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of diarrhoeal diseases: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015.

A Chronological Survey of Leptospirosis in Honduras. Galo CM,  Fagerstrom KA. Current Tropical Medicine Reports (2017) 4: 47. doi:10.1007/s40475-017-0103-9

Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Costa Rica. Carvajal MP, Fagerstrom KA. 2011–2015 Current Tropical Medicine Reports (2017) 4: 41. doi:10.1007/s40475-017-0102-x

Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Mesoamerica: Historical Perspectives on One Health Transmission. Erickson T. Current Tropical Medicine Reports (2017) 4: 62. doi:10.1007/s40475-017-0109-3


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

Southern Europe's Coming Plagues: Vector-Borne Neglected Tropical Diseases. Hotez PJ. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016 Jun 30;10(6):e0004243. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004243. eCollection 2016 Jun. 

What Does Zika Virus Mean for the Children of the Americas? Hotez PJ. JAMA Pediatrics. 2016 Jun 20. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1465.  

Structural and functional characterization of the CAP domain of pathogen-related yeast 1 (Pry1) protein. Darwiche R, Kelleher A, Hudspeth EM, Schneiter R, Asojo OA. Scientific Reports. 2016 Jun 27;6:28838. doi: 10.1038/srep28838. PubMed PMID: 27344972; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4921858.

Expression and purification of an engineered, yeast-expressed Leishmania donovani nucleoside hydrolase with immunogenic properties. Asojo Hudspeth EM, Wang Q, Seid CA, Hammond M, Wei J, Liu Z, Zhan B, Pollet J, Heffernan MJ, McAtee CP, et al. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jul 2;12(7):1707-20. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1139254. Epub 2016 Feb 2. PubMed PMID: 26839079.

The World's Great Religions and Their Neglected Tropical Diseases. Hotez PJ. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jul 28;10(7):e0004544. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004544. eCollection 2016 Jul.

The Immunomodulatory Role of Adjuvants in Vaccines Formulated with the Recombinant Antigens Ov-103 and Ov-RAL-2 against Onchocerca volvulus in Mice. Hess JA, Zhan B, Torigian AR, Patton JB, Petrovsky N, Zhan T, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Klei TR, Lustigman S, Abraham D. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jul 7;10(7):e0004797.

Emerging infectious diseases with cutaneous manifestations: Fungal, helminthic, protozoan and ectoparasitic infections. Kollipara R, Peranteau AJ, Nawas ZY, Tong Y, Woc-Colburn L, Yan AC, Lupi O, Tyring SK. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jul;75(1):19-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.04.032.

Emerging infectious diseases with cutaneous manifestations: Viral and bacterial infections. Nawas ZY, Tong Y, Kollipara R, Peranteau AJ, Woc-Colburn L, Yan AC, Lupi O, Tyring SK. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jul;75(1):1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.04.033. 

NTD and NCD Co-morbidities: The Example of Dengue Fever. Mehta P, Hotez PJ. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Aug 25;10(8):e0004619. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004619. eCollection 2016 Aug. 

A review of visceral leishmaniasis during the conflict in South Sudan and the consequences for East African countries.Al-Salem W, Herricks JR, Hotez PJ. , Parasit Vectors. 2016 Aug 22;9:460. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1743-7. Review.

Human memory T cells with a naive phenotype accumulate with aging and respond to persistent viruses.Pulko V, Davies JS, Martinez C, Lanteri MC, Busch MP, Diamond MS, Knox K, Bush EC, Sims PA, Sinari S, Billheimer D, Haddad EK, Murray KO, Wertheimer AM, Nikolich-Žugich J.  Nat Immunol. 2016 Aug;17(8):966-75.

Somalia: A Nation at the Crossroads of Extreme Poverty, Conflict, and Neglected Tropical Diseases. Jaffer A, Hotez PJ. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Sep 29;10(9):e0004670. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004670. eCollection 2016 Sep.

The hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum intestinal transcriptome provides a platform for selecting drug and vaccine candidates. Wei J, Damania A, Gao X, Liu Z, Mejia R, Mitreva M, Strych U, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Zhan B. Parasit Vectors. 2016 Sep 27;9(1):518.

The Hygiene Hypothesis and Its Inconvenient Truths about Helminth Infections. Briggs N, Weatherhead J, Sastry KJ, Hotez PJ. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Sep 15;10(9):e0004944. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004944. eCollection 2016 Sep.

Zika Virus Is More Like Rubella Than Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Reply. Hotez PJ. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Sep 12.

The Global Economic and Health Burden of Human Hookworm Infection.  Bartsch SM, Hotez PJ, Asti L, Zapf KM, Bottazzi ME, Diemert DJ, Lee BY. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Sep 8;10(9):e0004922. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004922. eCollection 2016 Sep.

Use of Testing for West Nile Virus and Other Arboviruses. Vanichanan J, Salazar L, Wootton SH, Aguilera E, Garcia MN, Murray KO, Hasbun R. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Sep;22(9). doi: 10.3201/eid2209.152050.

Hookworm recombinant protein promotes regulatory T cell responses that suppress experimental asthma. Navarro S, Pickering DA, Ferreira IB, Jones L, Ryan S, Troy S, Leech A, Hotez PJ, Zhan B, Laha T, Prentice R, Sparwasser T, Croese J, Engwerda CR, Upham JW, Julia V, Giacomin PR, Loukas A. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Oct 26;8(362):362ra143.

Expression, purification, immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a recombinant nucleoside hydrolase from Leishmania donovani, a vaccine candidate for preventing cutaneous leishmaniasis. McAtee CP, Seid CA, Hammond M, Hudspeth E, Keegan BP, Liu Z, Wei J, Zhan B, Arjona-Sabido R, Cruz-Chan V, Dumonteil E, Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME.Protein Expr Purif. 2016 Oct 20;130:129-136. doi: 10.1016/j.pep.2016.10.008. 

Blue Marble Health and the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Hotez PJ, Damania A, Naghavi M. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Oct 27;10(10):e0004744. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004744.

Texas and Its Measles Epidemics. Hotez PJ. PLoS Med. 2016 Oct 25;13(10):e1002153.

Cysteine Mutagenesis Improves the Production without Abrogating Antigenicity of a Recombinant Protein Vaccine Candidate for Human Chagas Disease. Seid CA, Jones KM, Pollet J, Keegan B, Hudspeth E, Hammond M, Wei J, McAtee CP, Versteeg L, Gutierrez A, Liu Z, Zhan B, Respress JL, Strych U, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Oct 13:0.

Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. GBD 2015 Child Mortality Collaborators (Hotez PJ). Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1725-1774. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31575-6.

Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015.  GBD 2015 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators (Hotez PJ). Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1459-1544.

Fleas and trypanosomes of peridomestic small mammals in sub-Saharan Mali. Schwan TG, Lopez JE, Safronetz D, Anderson JM, Fischer RJ, Maïga O, Sogoba N. Parasit Vectors. 2016 Oct 11;9(1):541. 

One Health Interactions of Chagas Disease Vectors, Canid Hosts, and Human Residents along the Texas-Mexico Border. Garcia MN, O'Day S, Fisher-Hoch S, Gorchakov R, Patino R, Feria Arroyo TP, Laing ST, Lopez JE, Ingber A, Jones KM, Murray KO. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Nov 10;10(11):e0005074. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005074.

Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus in Vaginal Secretions and Whole Blood. Murray KO, Gorchakov R, Carlson AR, Berry R, Lai L, Natrajan M, Garcia MN, Correa A, Patel SM, Aagaard K, Mulligan MJ.Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 15;23(1). doi: 10.3201/eid2301.161394. 

UN World Toilet Day. Hotez PJ, Aksoy S, McBride T, Peiperl L. PLOS Speaking of Medicine Blog. November 18, 2016.

Paying for Worms. Hotez PJ, Damania A, Naghavi M.  PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Dec 29;10(12):e0005092. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005092.

Hookworm infection. Loukas A, Hotez PJ, Diemert D, Yazdanbakhsh M, McCarthy JS, Correa-Oliveira R, Croese J, Bethony JM. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2016 Dec 8;2:16088. doi: 10.1038/nrdp.2016.88.

Egypt: Its Artists, Intellectuals, and Neglected Tropical Diseases. Hotez PJ, Kassem M. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Dec 1;10(12):e0005072.

Imaging Borrelia turicatae producing green fluorescent protein reveals persistent colonization of Ornithodoros turicata midgut and salivary glands from nymphal acquisition through transmission. Krishnavajhala A, Wilder HK, Boyle WK, Damania A, Thornton JA, Pérez de León AA, Teel PD, Lopez JE. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Dec 16. pii: AEM.02503-16. 

Sylvatic Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi Among Domestic and Wildlife Reservoirs in Texas, USA: A Review of the Historical Literature. Gunter SM, Brown EL, Gorchakov R, Murray KO, Garcia MN. Zoonoses Public Health. 2016 Dec 2. doi: 10.1111/zph.12330. Review.

“2017 Global Infectious Diseases Threats to the United States.” Hotez PJ. PLOS Speaking of 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.