Kristen Healy

Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ENTOMOLOGY

Rutgers University, Department of Entomology – New Brunswick, NJ

Dissertation Research: Phonotaxis of Culex territans Walker (Diptera: Culicidae) to amphibian hosts  Vertebrate hosts and phylogenetic relationships of amphibian trypanosomes from a potential invertebrate vector, Culex territans Walker (Diptera: Culicidae)  Factors contributing to the temporal and spatial heterogeneity of Culex territans Walker (Diptera: Culicidae)

 

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE–ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Newark, New Jersey

Awards: Inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Eta Chapter

Project: Literature review on pesticides, which was compiled into a book chapter on “Pest Control and Pesticides” for the Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ENTOMOLOGY

The University of Rhode Island, College of Resource Dev. – Kingston, RI

Master’s Thesis Research: Survey of the horse flies and deer flies of Rhode Island, Trapping methods of horse flies and deer flies, Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) to distinguish differences in the genera of Diptera: Tabanidae and species in the Tabanus nigrovittatus – Tabanus conterminus complex

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ZOOLOGY

The University of Rhode Island, College of Arts and Sciences – Kingston, RI

 

Current Grant Funded Projects

 

Healy, K., J. Ottea, and T. Walker.  Assessing the impact of mosquito control adulticiding practices on honey bee health to improve current best management practices for mosquito control and honey bee domestication.  US Environmental Protection Agency IPM Grants. 2013.

 

Healy, K., and J. Ottea. The use of biomarkers to predict honey bee health and mortality. United States Department of Agriculture Grant. 2013.

 

Healy, K. Development of an interactive computer based curriculum for mosquito control workers in the Southern United States.  Regional Integrated Pest Management Competitive Grants Program. Southern Region.  2013.

 

Most Recent Publications

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

• Bartlett-Healy, K., W. Siriwong, and M. Robson.  Pesticides. Chapter 13. In Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health, Praeger Publishers, 2011.

 

• Keithmaleesatti, S., Siriwong, W., Borjan, M., Bartlett-Healy, K., and Robson, M.  Pesticide Residues in Aquatic invertebrates, Chapter 10 in Pesticides: Evaluation of Environmental Pollution. Nollet, L. and Rathore, H. Eds. CRC Press, 2011.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

• Rinkevich, F., J. Margotta, J. Pittman, J. Ottea, and K. Healy. 2016. Pteridine levels and head weights are correlated with age and colony task in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. PEERJ.

 

• Rinkevich, F.,, J. Margotta, J. Pittman, B. Danka, M. Tarver, J. Ottea, and K. Healy. 2015. Genetics, Synergists, and Age Affect Insecticide Sensitivity of the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139841

 

• Halasa, Y. A., D. S. Shepard, D. M. Fonseca, A. Farajollahi, S. P. Healy, R. Gaugler, K. Bartlett-Healy, D. Strickman, and G. G. Clark. 2014. Quantifying the impact of mosquitoes on quality of life and enjoyment of yard and porch activities in New Jersey. PLoS ONE 9(3): e89221. Doi:10.1371.

 

• Crepeau T, S. P. Healy, K. Bartlett-Healy, I. Unlu, A. Farajollahi and D. Fonseca. 2013. Effects of Biogents sentinel trap field placement on capture rates of Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. PLoS ONE 8:3 e60524.

 

•Fonseca, D., Unlu, I., T. Crepeau, A. Farajollahi, S. P. Healy, K. Bartlett-Healy, D. Strickman, R. Gaugler, G. Hamilton, D. Kline, and G. G. Clark. 2013. Area-wide management of Aedes albopictus: I. Gauging the efficacy of traditional integrated pest control measures against urban container mosquitoes. Pest Management Science. doi:10.1002/ps.3511.

 

• Bartlett-Healy, K., I. Unlu, P. Obenauer, T. Hughes, S. Healy, T. Crepeau, A. Farajollahi, B. Kesavaraju, D. Fonseca, G. Schoeler, R. Gaugler, and D. Strickman. 2012.  Larval habitat utilization and community dynamics of Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49(4):813-824.

 

• Bartlett-Healy, K., G. Hamilton, S. Healy, T. Crepeau, I. Unlu, A. Farajollahi, D. Fonseca, R. Gaugler, G. Clark, and D. Strickman. 2011.  Source reduction behavior as an independent measurement of the impact of a public health education campaign in an integrated vector management program for the Asian tiger mosquito.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  8: 1358-1367.

 

• Bartlett-Healy, K., S. Healy and G. Hamilton. 2011. A model to predict evaporation rates in containers inhabited by container-inhabiting mosquitoes.  Journal of Medical Entomology.  48 (3): 712-716.

 

• Unlu, I., A. Farajollahi, S. P. Healy, T. Crepeau, K. Bartlett-Healy, E. Williges, D. Strickman, G. G. Clark, R. Gaugler, and D. M. Fonseca. 2010. Area-wide management of Aedes albopictus: choice of study sites based on geospatial characteristics, socioeconomic factors, and mosquito populations. Pest Management Science. 67 (8): 965-974.

 

• Bartlett-Healy, K., W. Crans, and R. Gaugler.  2009. Vertebrate hosts and phylogenetic relationships of amphibian trypanosomes isolated from a potential invertebrate vector, Culex territans Walker (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Parasitology. 95 (2): 381-387.

 

• Bartlett-Healy, K., W. Crans, R. Gaugler. 2008. Phonotaxis of Culex territans toward amphibian vocalizations. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101 (1): 95-103.

 

• Bartlett-Healy, K., W. Crans, R. Gaugler. 2008. Spatial and temporal synchrony of Culex territans to amphibians. Journal of Medical Entomology. 45 (6): 1031-1038.

 

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AS FIRST AUTHOR – ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

• The use of education in mosquito control programs. Mosquito Academy Training. April, 2016.

• The impact of mosquito adulticides on non-target organisms. Mosquito Academy Training. April, 2016.

•Mosquito Control Techniques. LMCA Annual Mosquito Workshop. March 2016.

• Temperature dependent development rates in container mosquitoes. American Mosquito Control Association Annual meeting. 2016.

• Fireflies and pesticides, just the facts. Louisiana Mosquito Control Association meeting. December, 2015.

• Report on the Department of Entomology, LSU. Louisiana Mosquito Control Association meeting. December, 2015.

• Public Health Pesticides on Bees. Louisiana Beekeepers Association. December, 2015.

• Assessing the impacts of mosquito adulticides on honey bees. EPA Quality Control Conference, Houston Texas, October, 2015.

• Adult mosquito identification. Mosquito Identification Workshop. June 2015.

• The use of education in mosquito control programs. Mosquito Academy Training. April, 2015.

• Mosquito control and school IPM.  Recertification training in Alexandria, Louisiana. April 2015.

• Mosquito control and school IPM.  Recertification training in New Orleans, Louisiana. April 2015.

•The use of biomarkers to assess the effects of pesticide exposures in bees.  Southern Row Crop Initiative. March, 2015.

• Assessing the impacts of mosquito adulticides on honey bees (Given by Frank Rinkevich), American Mosquito Control Association meeting. Upcoming March, 2015.

• The use of biomarkers to assess bee pesticide exposure (Given by Joseph Margotta), American Mosquito Control Association meeting. Upcoming March, 2015.

• Presentation regarding our EPA grant on assessing the impacts of mosquito adulticides on honey bees. American Mosquito Control Association meeting. Upcoming March, 2015.

• The use of technology in extension programs. American Mosquito Control Association meeting. Upcoming March, 2015.

• Assessing the impacts of mosquito adulticides on honey bees (Given by Joseph Margotta), California Beekeepers meeting. January, 2015.

• Assessing the impacts of mosquito adulticides on honey bees. EPA Quality Control Conference, Houston Texas, October, 2014.

• Pesticides and Bees (Given by Joseph Margotta).  Alabama Beekeepers Association meeting.  October, 2014.

• Pesticides and Bees.  Zachary beekeepers association, Zachary, LA.  September, 2014.

• Pesticides and Bees.  Local Alabama Beekeepers meeting.  September, 2014.

• Fleas, Ticks and Ectoparasites, summer institute. June, 2014.

• Mosquito control and school IPM.  Recertification training in Alexandria, Louisiana. April 14, 2014.

•Presentation regarding our EPA grant on assessing the impacts of mosquito adulticides on honey bees.  Part of recertification training in Baton Rouge. April 8, 2014.

•Epidemiology of vector-borne diseases in Louisiana.  Louisiana Mosquito Academy. April 24, 2014.

•Predicting Asian tiger mosquitoes through time and space. 2014. Seminar at the Tulane Department of Tropical Medicine.

•Active public health education to promote source reduction of peridomestic container inhabiting mosquito species.  2013. Meeting of the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association

•Active public health education to promote source reduction of peridomestic container inhabiting mosquito species.  2013. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America.

•Predicting Asian tiger mosquitoes through time and space. 2013. Orleans Parish Mosquito Control seminar series.

•Educational component to the Area-wide management project for Asian tiger mosquito.  2013. Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association

•Emerging Infectious Diseases of Concern in New Jersey. 2012.  The Burlington County New Jersey monthly public school teachers meeting.

•Blood-borne pathogens training. 2012.  The Head Start program of southern New Jersey.

•Simple development of cell phone applications for outreach and education.  2011 Meeting of the Northeastern Mosquito Control Association.

• Source Reduction and mosquitoes: 2011 Safe Pest Management Practices for Schools – Rutgers University, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

• AmeriCorps: a new tool in the fight against mosquitoes: 2011 Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association

• The effect of salinity on the survival and fecundity of Aedes albopictus in New Jersey: 2011 Meeting of the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

• Getting the public to listen to your message: 2011 EPA sponsored summit on bed bugs

• Lessons learned from developing and implementing a public health education campaign against the Asian tiger mosquito: 2010 Meeting of the Northeastern Mosquito Control Association

• Development and pretesting of an educational program geared towards source reduction of the Asian tiger mosquito: 2010 Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association

• Utilization of artificial and natural container habitats by Aedes albopictus in urban, suburban, and rural areas of New Jersey: 2010 Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association

• Utilization of artificial and natural container habitats by Aedes albopictus in urban, suburban, and rural areas of New Jersey: 2010 Meeting of the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

• The use of focus groups and surveys to enhance educational materials: 2009 Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association

• The use of focus groups and surveys to enhance educational materials: 2009 Meeting of the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

• Is Culex erraticus spreading its range northward in New Jersey? 2009 Meeting of the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

• Source Reduction and mosquitoes: 2009 Safe Pest Management Practices for Schools – Rutgers University, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

•2015 ESA Youtube Stinger Award, “The anatomy of a mosquito, part 1”

•2014 Plant-Insect Ecosystem Section Integrated Pest Management Team Award, Entomological Society of America, 2014.

• 2014 Team Excellence Award from the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Science and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

• National Association of County Agricultural Agents Video Presentation Award, for a Public Service Announcement for reducing backyard mosquitoes, 2012.

• Winner in the show off your innovations contest 2011, for “Virtual Classroom”: New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

• Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Eta Chapter, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2010.

• Honorable mention in the show off your innovations contest 2010 for “dichotomous key to identify mosquito pupae in artificial containers”: Northeastern Mosquito Control Association

• Central Life Sciences Washington Day Fellowship: American Mosquito Control Association’s 2010 Washington Day

• Runner-up in the show off your innovations contest 2010 for “dichotomous key to identify mosquito pupae in artificial containers”:  New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

• Runner-up in the first annual YouTube entomology video competition 2009 for “Mosquito PSA”

• Entomological Society of America: Runner-up in the Student Paper Competition 2007

• American Mosquito Control Association: Educational Scholarship for 2004

• New Jersey Mosquito Control Association: Daniel M. Jobbins Scholarship for 2003

• New Jersey Mosquito Control Association: Daniel M. Jobbins Scholarship for 2002

• Northeastern Mosquito Control Association: Center for Vector-Borne Disease Outstanding Graduate Student Award, May 2001

• University of Rhode Island: Outstanding Intellectual Property Presentation, May 2001