Curriculum Vitae

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Last updated: 9 May 2018.

Current appointment
Assistant research professor (January 2016 – Present)
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
The Pennsylvania State University

Postdoctoral scholar (September 2012 – January 2016)
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
The Pennsylvania State University
Supervisors: Matthew Thomas and Andrew Read

Ph.D. in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution (August 2012)
Dissertation: “Local adaptation and ecological determinants of infection in a monarch butterfly-parasite interaction”
Emory University
Supervisor: Jaap de Roode

B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology (May 2005)
University of California, Berkeley.

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Oumbouke, W.A., Zran, I.T., Barreaux, A.M.G., Koffi, A.A., Sternberg, E.D.,
Thomas, M.B., N’Guessan. R. Screening and field performance of powder-formulated
insecticides on eave tube inserts against pyrethroid resistant Anopheles gambiae: an
investigation into actives prior to a randomized controlled trial in Côte d’Ivoire.

Sternberg, E.D., Alou, L.P.A., Aoura, C., Assi, S.B., Cook, J., Doudou, T.D.,
Kleinschmidt, I., Koffi, A.A., N’Guessan, R., Oumbouke, W.A., Smith, R.A.,
Worrall, E., Thomas, M.B. Evaluating the impact of screening plus eave tubes on
malaria transmission compared to current best practice in central Côte d’Ivoire: a two
armed cluster randomized controlled trial. Submitted.

Smith, R.A., Kim, Y., Zhu, X., Doudou, T.D., Sternberg, E.D., Thomas, M.B.
Integrating models of diffusion and behavior to predict innovation adoption,
maintenance, and social diffusion. Journal of Health Communication 23(3); 264-271.

Glunt, K.D., Coetzee, M., Huijben, S., Koffi, A.A., Lynch, P.A., N’Guessan, R.,
Oumbouke, A.W., Sternberg, E.D., Thomas, M.B. Below the tipping point: why
insecticide resistance has not yet led to wide scale failure of insecticide-treated bed
nets. Evolutionary Applications 11(4); 431-441.

Sternberg, E.D., Thomas, M.B. Insights from agriculture for the management of
insecticide resistance in disease vectors. Evolutionary Applications 11(4); 404-414.
Barreaux, P., Barreaux, A.M.G., Sternberg, E.D., Suh, E., Waite, J.L., Whitehead,
S.A., Thomas, M.B. Priorities for broadening the malaria vector control tool kit.
Trends in Parasitology 33:763-774.

Barriga, P.A., Sternberg, E.D., Lefèvre, T., De Roode J.C., Altizer, S. (2016) Occurrence and host specificity of a neogregarine protozoan in four milkweed butterfly hosts (Danaus spp.). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 140:75-82.

Knols, B.G.J., Farenhorst, M., Andriessen, R., Snetselaar, J., Suer, R.A., Osinga, A.J., Knols, J.M.H., Deschietere, J., Ng’habi, K.R., Lyimo, I.N., Kessy, S.T., Mayagaya, V.S., Sperling, S., Cordel, M., Sternberg, E.D., Hartmann, P., Mnyone, L.L., Rose, A., Thomas, M.B. (2016) Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: From concept to field implementation. Malaria Journal 15:404.

Sternberg, E.D.,* Nghabi, K.R.,* Lyimo, I.N., Kessy, S.T., Farenhorst, M., Knols, Thomas, M.B., B.G.J., Mnyone, L.L. (2016) Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: initial development and semi-field evaluations in Tanzania. Malaria Journal 15:447.
* Contributed equally.

Murdock, C.C., Sternberg, E.D., Thomas, M.B. (2016) Malaria transmission potential could be reduced with current and future climate change. Scientific Reports 6:27771.

Sternberg, E.D., De Roode J.C., Hunter M.D. (2015) Trans-generational parasite protection associated with paternal diet. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 310-321.

Sternberg, E.D., Waite, J.L., Thomas, M.B. (2014) Evaluating the efficacy of biological and conventional insecticides with the new “MCD bottle” bioassay. Malaria Journal 13:499.

Sternberg, E.D., Thomas, M.B. (2014). Local adaptation to temperature and the implications for vector-borne diseases. Trends in Parasitology 30 :115-122.

Sternberg, E.D., Li, H., Wang, R., Gowler, C., De Roode, J.C. (2013). Patterns of infection and lack of local adaptation in three populations of monarch butterflies and a naturally occurring protozoan parasite. The American Naturalist 182; E235-E248.

Sternberg, E.D., Lefèvre, T., Li, J., Lopez Fernandez de Castillejo, C., Li, H., Hunter, M.D., De Roode, J.C. (2012). Food plant-derived disease tolerance and resistance in a natural butterfly-plant-parasite interaction. Evolution 66:3367-3376.

Lyons, J.I., Pierce, A.A., Barribeau, S.M., Sternberg, E.D., Mongue, A.J., De Roode J.C. (2012). Extensive gene flow between monarch butterflies with divergent migration destinations. Molecular Ecology 21:3433-3444.

Sternberg, E.D., Lefèvre, T., Rawstern, A.H., De Roode, J.C. (2011). A virulent parasite can provide protection against a lethal parasitoid. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 11 :399-406.