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Recent INSIGHT Publications

Species distribution models for the eastern blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, and the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi, in Ontario, Canada.

Slatculescu, A.M., Clow, K.M, McKay, R., Talbot, B., Logan, J.J., Thickstun, C.R., Jardine, C.M., Ogden, N.H.,  Knudby, A.J., Kulkarni, M.A. (2020) PLOS ONE (In Press).

Genetic melting pot in blacklegged ticks at the northern edge of their expansion front.

Talbot, B., Leighton, P.A., Kulkarni, M.A. (2020) Journal of Heredity 111(4): 371–378.

Uncovering spatial variation in maternal healthcare service use at subnational level in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia

Kurji, J., Talbot, B., Bulcha, G., Bedru Haji, K., Morankar, S., Abebe, L., Abera, M., Welch, V., Labonte, R., Kulkarni, M.A. (2020) BMC Health Services Research 20, Article number: 703.

Arbovirus Vectors of Epidemiological Concern in the Americas: A Scoping Review of Entomological Studies on Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Virus Vectors

Jones R, Kulkarni MA, Davidson T, RADAM-LAC Research Team, Talbot B (2020) PLOS One 15(2): e0220753.

Woodchip borders at the forest ecotone as an environmental control measure to reduce questing tick density along recreational trails in Ottawa, Canada

McKay R, Talbot B, Slatculescu A, Stone A, Kulkarni MA (2020) Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 11(2):101361.

Health outcomes associated with Zika virus infection in humans: a systematic review of systematic reviews.

Ximenes R, Ramsay LC, Miranda RN, Morris SK, Murphy K, Sander B, RADAM-LAC Research Team (2019)

BMJ Open 9(11):e032275. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032275.

Landscape determinants of density of blacklegged ticks, vectors of Lyme disease, at the northern edge of their distribution in Canada

Talbot B, Slatculescu A, Thickstun CR, Koffi JK, Leighton PA, McKay R, Kulkarni MA (2019) Scientific Reports 9(1):16652. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50858-x.

Dengue incidence and sociodemographic conditions in Pucallpa, Peruvian Amazon: what role for modification of the dengue-temperature relationship?

Charette, M., Berrang-Ford, L., Coomes, O., Llanos Cuentas, A., Cárcamo, C., Kulkarni, M.A., Harper, S. (2019) American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0033. [Epub ahead of print]

Utilization of key preventive measures for pregnancy complications and malaria among women in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia

Ouedraogo M, Kurji J, Abebe L, Labonté R, Morankar S, Haji Bedru K, Bulcha G, Abera M, Potter BK, Roy-Gagnon M-H, Kulkarni MA. (2019) BMC Public Health 9(1):1443. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7727-8.

Effectiveness of Upgraded Maternity Waiting Homes and Local Leader Training in Improving Institutional Births among Women in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: study protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Kurji J*, Kulkarni MA*, Abebe L, Abera M, Morankar S, HajiBedru K, Bulcha G, Thavorn K, Labonte R, Taljaard M. (2019) Trials 20(1):671 [*co-primary authors]

Promoting and delivering antenatal care in rural Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: a qualitative analysis of midwives’ perceptions

Bergen N, Hudani A, Asfaw S, Mamo A, Kiros G, Kurji J, Morankar S, Abebe L, Kulkarni MA, Labonte R. (2019) BMC Health Services Research 19, Article number: 719.

Factors associated with maternity waiting home use among women in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: a multilevel cross-sectional analysis

Kurji J, Abebe L, Abera M, Sudhakar M, Asefa Y, Kiros G, Mamo A, Bergen N, Asfaw S, Haji Bedru K, Bulcha G, Labonte R, Taljaard M, Kulkarni MA (2019) BMJ Open 9:e028210. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028210

Subnational health management and the advancement of health equity: a case study of Ethiopia.

Bergen, N., Ruckert, A., Kulkarni, M.A., Abebe, L., Sudhakar, M., Labonté, R. (2019) Global Health Research and Policy 17;4:12.

Maternity waiting areas – serving all women? Barriers and enablers of an equity-oriented maternal health intervention in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia.

Bergen, N., Abebe, L., Asfaw, S., Kiros, G., Kulkarni, M.A., Mamo, A., Morankar, S., Labonté, R. (2019) Global Public Health ​doi: 10.1080/17441692.2019.1597142. [Epub ahead of print].

A quality assessment of Health Management Information System (HMIS) data for maternal and child health in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia.

Ouedraogo M, Kurji J, Abebe L, Labonté R, Morankar S, Bedru KH, Bulcha G, Abera M, Potter BK, Roy-Gagnon MH, Kulkarni MA. (2019) PLoS One. 2019 Mar 11;14(3):e0213600. 

Talking health: trusted health messengers and effective ways of delivering health messages for rural mothers in Southwest Ethiopia.

Asfaw S, Morankar S, Abera M, Mamo A, Abebe L, Bergen N, Kulkarni MA, Labonté R. (2019) Arch Public Health. 21;77:8. 

Lyme disease emergence following invasion of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, in Ontario, Canada, 2010-2016

Kulkarni MA, Narula I, Slatculescu AM, Russell C (2019) Emerging Infectious Diseases 25(2):328-332. 

Linking bird and mosquito data to assess spatiotemporal West Nile Virus risk in humans

​​Talbot B, Caron-Levesque M, Ardis M, Kryuchkov R, Kulkarni MA (2019) EcoHealth (In Press).

Influence of Demography, Land Use, and Urban Form on West Nile Virus Risk and Human West Nile Virus Incidence in Ottawa, Canada

​Talbot B. Ardis M, Kulkarni MA (2019)Vector-borne & Zoonotic Diseases (In Press)

Ixodes scapularis tick distribution and infection rates in Ottawa, Ontario, 2017

Kulkarni MA, Kryuchkov R, Statculescu A, Thickstun C, Dibernardo A, Lindsay L, Talbot B. (2018) Can Commun Dis Rep 44(10):237–42. 

Perceptions and experiences related to health and health inequality among rural communities in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: a rapid qualitative assessment

Bergen, N., Mamo, A., Asfaw, S., Kiros, G., Abebe, L., Kurji, J., Kulkarni, M.A., Abera, M., Bulcha, G., Morankar, S., Labonté, R. (2018) ​International Journal for Equity and Health 17:84.

Factors associated with Human West Nile Virus Infection in Ontario: A Generalized Linear Mixed Modeling Approach

Mallya S, Sander, B, Roy-Gagnon, M-H, Taljaard M, Jolly A, Kulkarni M.A. (2018) BMC Infectious Diseases 18(1):141.

High-resolution ecological niche modelling of Ixodes scapularis ticks based on passive surveillance data at the northern frontier of Lyme disease emergence in North America

Soucy, J-P., Slatculescu, A., Nyiraneza, C., Ogden, N., Leighton, P.A., Kerr, J.T., Kulkarni, M.A. (2018) Vectorborne & Zoonotic Diseases 18(5):235-242.

Mapping clusters of chikungunya and dengue transmission in Northeastern Tanzania using disease exposure and vector data

Kajeguka, D., Kaaya, R., Desrochers, R., Iranpour, M., Kavishe, R.A., Mwakalinga, S., Schiøler, K.L., Alifrangis, M., Lindsay, L.R., Dibernardo, A., Mosha, F.W., Kulkarni, M.A. (2017) Tanzania Journal of Health Research 19(4): 1-12

Principal Component Analysis of Socioeconomic Factors and their Association with Malaria and Arbovirus Risk in Tanzania: A Sensitivity Analysis

Homenauth, E., Kajeguka, D., Kulkarni, M.A. (2017) Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 71(11): 1046-1051

Knowledge and Practice Regarding Dengue and Chikungunya: a cross sectional study among Healthcare Workers and Community in Northern Tanzania

Kajeguka, D.C., Desrochers, R., Mwangi, R., Mgabo, M.R., Alifrangis, M., Kavishe, R.A., Mosha, F.W., Kulkarni, M.A. (2017) Tropical Medicine & International Health 22(5): 583-593

What caused the 2012 dengue outbreak in Pucallpa, Peru? A socio-ecological autopsy.

Charette, M., Berrang-Ford, L., Llanos Cuentas, E.A., Cárcamo, C. and Kulkarni, M.A. (2017) Social Science and Medicine 174: 122-132

Examination of antibody responses as a measure of exposure to malaria in the Indigenous Batwa and their non-Indigenous neighbours in southwestern Uganda

Kulkarni, M.A., Garrod, G., Berrang-Ford, L., Ssewanyana, I., Harper, S., Baraheberwa, N., Donnelly, B., Patterson, K., Namanya, D.B., Lwasa, S., Drakeley, C.D. (2017) American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 9(2): 330-334

Ten years of environmental change on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and its associated shift in malaria vector distributions

Kulkarni, M.A., Desrochers, R.E., Kajeguka, D.C., Kaaya, R., Tomayer, A., Kweka, E.J., Protopopoff, N., Mosha, F.W. (2016) Frontiers in Public Health 4(281): 1-10

Global spread and impact of emerging vector-borne diseases

Kulkarni, M.A. (2016) Canadian Communicable Disease Report 42(10): 198-199

A longitudinal analysis of mosquito net ownership and use in an Indigenous Batwa population after a targeted distribution

Clark, S., Berrang-Ford, L., Lwasa, S., Namanya, D.B., IHACC research team, Kulkarni, M.A. (2016) PloS ONE 11(5): e0154808

Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasitaemia among indigenous Batwa and non-Indigenous communities of Kanungu district, Uganda

Donnelly, B., Berrang-Ford, L., Labbé, J., Twesigomwe, S., Lwasa, S., Namanya, D.B., Harper, S.L., Kulkarni, M.A., Ross, N.A., IHACC Research Team, Michel, P. (2016) Malaria Journal 15: 254

Potential for Zika virus introduction and transmission in resource limited countries in Africa and Asia-Pacific

Bogoch, I.I., Brady, O., Kraemer, M.U.G., German, M., Creatore, M.I., Kulkarni, M.A., Brownstein, J. S., Brent, S., Watts, A., Hay, S., Khan, K. (2016) Lancet Infectious Diseases 16(11): 1237-1245

Anticipating the international spread of Zika virus from Brazil

Bogoch, I.I., Brady, O.J., M.U.G., German, M., Creatore, M.I., Kulkarni, M.A., Brownstein, J.S., Mekaru, S.R., Hay, S.I., Groot, E., Watts, A., Khan, K. (2016) The Lancet 387(10016): 335-336

Major emerging vector-borne zoonotic diseases of public health significance in Canada

Kulkarni, M.A., Berrang-Ford, L., Buck, P.A., Drebot, M., Lindsay, L.R., and Ogden, N.O. (2015) Emerging Microbes & Infections 4: e33

Food and Environmental Parasitology Network: A Network for the Facilitation of Collaborative Research

Dixon, B.R., Ndao, M., Tetro, J.A., Maal-Bared, R., Bidawid, S., Farber, J.M. and Members of the Food and Environmental Parasitology Network (FEPN) (including Kulkarni, M.A.) (2014) Food Protection Trends 34(6): 376-385

Distribution and Spread of Pyrethroid and DDT Resistance among the Anopheles gambiae complex in Tanzania

Kabula, B., Tungu, P., Malima, R., Rowland, M., Minja, J., Willilo, R., Ramsan, M., McElroy, P., Kafuko, J., Kulkarni, M.A., Protopopoff, N., Magesa, S., Mosha, F., and Kisinza, W. (2014) Medical & Veterinary Entomology 28(3): 244-252

Relative undernourishment and severe food insecurity are associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection among Batwa pygmies in Uganda: evidence from a cross-sectional malariological survey

Lewnard, J.A., Berrang-Ford, L., Lwasa, S., Namanya, D.B., Patterson, K.A., Donnelly, B., Kulkarni, M.A., Harper, S.L., Ogden, N.H., Carcamo, C.R., Nasinyama, G.W. (2014) American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 91(1): 39-49

The Risk of Rift Valley Fever Introduction and Establishment in the United States and European Union

Berrang-Ford, L., Rolin, A., Kulkarni, M.A. (2013) Emerging Microbes & Infections 2, e81

Eastern equine encephalitis: High seroprevalence in horses of southern Quebec, Canada

Rocheleau, J.P., Arsenault, J., Lindsay, L.R., DiBernardo, A., Kulkarni, M.A., Cote, N., and Michel, P. (2013) Vectorborne & Zoonotic Diseases 13(10): 712-718

Epidemiology and aetiology of encephalitis in Canada, 1995-2006: A case for undiagnosed arboviral illnesses?

Kulkarni, M.A., Comtois Lecocq, A., Artsob, H., Drebot, M., Lindsay, L.R., and Ogden, N.O. (2013) Epidemiology & Infection 141: 2243

Improved equity achieved by integrating distribution of insecticide-treated bednets with a measles vaccination campaign in Madagascar

Goodson, J.L, Kulkarni, M.A., Vanden Eng, J., Wannemuehler, K., Hoppe Cotte, A., Desrochers,R.E., Randriamanalina, B., and Luman, E.T. (2012) Tropical Medicine & International Health 17(4): 430-7

Biochemical basis of permethrin resistance in Anopheles arabiensis from Lower Moshi, North-Eastern Tanzania

Matowo, J., Kulkarni, M.A., Mosha, F.W., Oxborough, R., Kitau, J., Tenu, F. and Rowland, M. (2010) Malaria Journal 9: 193

Assessing bed net use and non-use after long-lasting insecticidal net distribution: a simple framework to guide programmatic strategies

Vanden Eng, J., Thwing, J., Wolkon, A., Kulkarni, M.A., Erskine, M. and Hightower, A. (2010) Malaria Journal 9: 133

High resolution niche models of malaria vectors in northern Tanzania: A new capacity to predict malaria risk? 

Kulkarni, M.A., Desrochers, R.E. and Kerr, J. (2010) PLoS ONE 5(2): e9396

Contribution of integrated campaign distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets to coverage of target groups and total populations in malaria-endemic areas of Madagascar

Kulkarni, M.A., Vanden Eng, J., Desrochers, R.E., Cotte, A., Goodson, J.G., Johnston, A., Wolkon, A., Erskine, M., Berti, P., Rakotoarisoa, A., Ranaivo, L. and Peat, J. (2010) American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 82(3): 420-425

Factors associated with coverage and usage of long-lasting insecticidal nets in Madagascar

Thawani, N., Kulkarni, M.A. and Sohani, S. (2009) Journal of Tropical Medicine Volume 2009, Article ID 451719

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