Rebecca Christofferson

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Fongsaran C, Jirakanwisal K, Tongluan N, Latour A, Healy S, Christofferson RC, Macaluso KR. (2022). The role of cofeeding arthropods in the transmission of Rickettsia felis. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 16(6)

Arbuthnot KN, Christofferson RC, Trapido EJ, Pardue JH, Perret JN, Tate WF. (2022). Implementation of multi-level interventions to mitigate risk of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant at a public University in Southern United States. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness

Wu VY, Chen B, Christofferson R, Ebel G, Fagre AC, Gallichotte EN, Sweeny AR, Carlson CJ, Ryan SJ. (2022). A minimum data standard for vector competence experiments. Scientific data, 9(1)

Christofferson RC, Wearing HJ, Turner EA, Walsh CS, Salje H, Tran-Kiem C, Cauchemez S. (2022). How do i bite thee? let me count the ways: Exploring the implications of individual biting habits of Aedes aegypti for dengue transmission. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 16(10)

Christofferson RC, Cormier SA. (2022). Beyond the Unknown: A Broad Framing for Preparedness for Emerging Infectious Threats. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Dutuze MF, Byukusenge M, Shyaka A, Christofferson RC. (2022). A systematic review to describe patterns of animal and human viral research in Rwanda. International health

Mayton EH, Hernandez HM, Vitek CJ, Christofferson RC. (2021). for Transmission Potential of Arboviruses. Insects, 12(4)

Albery GF, Becker DJ, Brierley L, Brook CE, Christofferson RC, Cohen LE, Dallas TA, Eskew EA, Fagre A, Farrell MJ, Glennon E, Guth S, Joseph MB, Mollentze N, Neely BA, Poisot T, Rasmussen AL, Ryan SJ, Seifert S, Sjodin AR, Sorrell EM, Carlson CJ. (2021). The science of the host-virus network. Nature microbiology, 6(12)

Christofferson RC, O'Neal HR, Jagneaux T, O'Neal C, Walsh CS, Mayton EH, Vu LD, Fish AI, Phan A, Stoufflet TE, Schroeder JR, Walker M, Turner EA, Pierce C, Wester KS, DeLeo C, Tenreiro E, Ogden B, Cormier SA. (2021). Reduced turnaround times through multi-sectoral community collaboration during the first surge of SARS-CoV-2 and associated effect on patient care and hospital operations. PloS one, 16(10)

Walsh CES, Robert MA, Christofferson RC. (2021). : Data Synthesis and Systematic Review. Tropical medicine and infectious disease, 6(3)

Ward MJ, Carter BH, Walsh CES, Yukich JO, Wesson DM, Christofferson RC. (2020). Short Report: Asymptomatic Zika virus infections with low viral loads not likely to establish transmission in New Orleans Aedes populations. PloS one, 15(5)

Monath TP, Kortekaas J, Watts DM, Christofferson RC, Desiree LaBeaud A, Gowen B, Peters CJ, Smith DR, Swanepoel R, Morrill JC, Ksiazek TG, Pittman PR, Bird BH, Bettinger G. (2020). Theoretical risk of genetic reassortment should not impede development of live, attenuated Rift Valley fever (RVF) vaccines commentary on the draft WHO RVF Target Product Profile. Vaccine: X, (5)

Yee DA, Dean C, Webb C, Henke JA, Perezchica-Harvey G, White GS, Faraji A, Macaluso JD, Christofferson R. (2020). No Evidence That Salt Water Ingestion Kills Adult Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of medical entomology

Dutuze MF, Ingabire A, Gafarasi I, Uwituze S, Nzayirambaho M, Christofferson R. (2020). Identification of Bunyamwera and Possible Other Orthobunyavirus Infections and Disease in Cattle During a Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Rwanda in 2018. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Mayton EH, Tramonte AR, Wearing HJ, Christofferson RC. (2020). Age-structured vectorial capacity reveals timing, not magnitude of within-mosquito dynamics is critical for arbovirus fitness assessment. Parasites & vectors, 13(1)

McCracken MK, Gromowski GD, Garver LS, Goupil BA, Walker KD, Friberg H, Currier JR, Rutvisuttinunt W, Hinton KL, Christofferson RC, Mores CN, Vanloubbeeck Y, Lorin C, Malice MP, Thomas SJ, Jarman RG, Vaughn DW, Putnak JR, Warter L. (2020). Route of inoculation and mosquito vector exposure modulate dengue virus replication kinetics and immune responses in rhesus macaques. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 14(4)

Christofferson RC, Parker DM, Overgaard HJ, Hii J, Devine G, Wilcox BA, Nam VS, Abubakar S, Boyer S, Boonnak K, Whitehead SS, Huy R, Rithea L, Sochantha T, Wellems TE, Valenzuela JG, Manning JE. (2020). Current vector research challenges in the greater Mekong subregion for dengue, Malaria, and Other Vector-Borne Diseases: A report from a multisectoral workshop March 2019. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 14(7)

Dutuze MF, Mayton EH, Macaluso JD, Christofferson RC. (2020). stability. The Journal of general virology

Tramonte AR, Christofferson RC. (2019). Investigating the probability of establishment of Zika virus and detection through mosquito surveillance under different temperature conditions. PLoS One, 14(3)

Suwanbongkot C, Langohr IM, Harris EK, Dittmar W, Christofferson RC, Macaluso KR. (2019). . Infection and immunity, 87(4)

Peña-García VH, Sánchez-Vargas I, Christofferson R, Black Iv WC, Arboleda S, Triana-Chavez O. (2019). Estimation of DENV-2 Transmission as a Function of Site-Specific Entomological Parameters from Three Cities in Colombia. Annals of global health, 85(1)

Robert MA, Christofferson RC, Weber PD, Wearing HJ. (2019). Temperature impacts on dengue emergence in the United States: Investigating the role of seasonality and climate change. Epidemics, (28)

Peña-García VH, Christofferson RC. (2019). Correlation of the basic reproduction number (R0) and eco-environmental variables in Colombian municipalities with chikungunya outbreaks during 2014-2016. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 13(11)

Dutuze MF, Nzayirambaho M, Mores CN, Christofferson RC. (2018). With Potential One Health Implications. Frontiers in veterinary science, (5)

Kawiecki AB, Mayton EH, Dutuze MF, Goupil BA, Langohr IM, Del Piero F, Christofferson RC. (2017). Tissue tropisms, infection kinetics, histologic lesions, and antibody response of the MR766 strain of Zika virus in a murine model. Virology journal, 14(1)

Peña-García VH, McCracken MK, Christofferson RC. (2017). Examining the potential for South American arboviruses to spread beyond the New World. Current clinical microbiology reports, 4(4)

Christofferson RC, Mores CN. (2016). Potential for Extrinsic Incubation Temperature to Alter Interplay Between Transmission Potential and Mortality of Dengue-Infected Aedes aegypti. Environmental health insights, (10)

Christofferson RC. (2016). Zika Virus Emergence and Expansion: Lessons Learned from Dengue and Chikungunya May Not Provide All the Answers. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 95(1)

Robert MA, Christofferson RC, Silva NJ, Vasquez C, Mores CN, Wearing HJ. (2016). Modeling Mosquito-Borne Disease Spread in U.S. Urbanized Areas: The Case of Dengue in Miami. PLoS One, 11(8)

Kawiecki AB, Christofferson RC. (2016). Zika Virus-Induced Antibody Response Enhances Dengue Virus Serotype 2 Replication In Vitro. The Journal of infectious diseases, 214(9)

Goupil BA, McNulty MA, Martin MJ, McCracken MK, Christofferson RC, Mores CN. (2016). Novel Lesions of Bones and Joints Associated with Chikungunya Virus Infection in Two Mouse Models of Disease: New Insights into Disease Pathogenesis. PLoS One, 11(5)

Oidtman RJ, Christofferson RC, Ten Bosch QA, Espana G, Kraemer MU, Tatem A, Barker CM, Perkins TA. (2016). Pokémon Go and Exposure to Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How Not to Catch 'Em All. PLoS currents, (8)

Christofferson RC, Mores CN, Wearing HJ. (2016). Bridging the Gap Between Experimental Data and Model Parameterization for Chikungunya Virus Transmission Predictions. The Journal of infectious diseases, 214(suppl 5)

Charles AS, Christofferson RC. (2016). Utility of a Dengue-Derived Monoclonal Antibody to Enhance Zika Infection In Vitro. PLoS currents, (8)

Wearing HJ, Robert MA, Christofferson RC. (2016). Dengue and chikungunya: modelling the expansion of mosquito-borne viruses into naïve populations. Parasitology

de Araújo Lobo JM, Mores CN, Bausch DG, Christofferson RC. (2016). Short Report: Serological Evidence of Under-Reported Dengue Circulation in Sierra Leone. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 10(4)

Brown LD, Christofferson RC, Banajee KH, Del Piero F, Foil LD, Macaluso KR. (2015). Cofeeding intra- and interspecific transmission of an emerging insect-borne rickettsial pathogen. Molecular ecology, 24(21)

Christofferson RC, Mores CN. (2015). A role for vector control in dengue vaccine programs. Vaccine, 33(50)

Christofferson RC. (2015). A Reevaluation of the Role of Aedes albopictus in Dengue Transmission. The Journal of infectious diseases, 212(8)

Londoño-Rentería B, Cárdenas JC, Giovanni JE, Cárdenas L, Villamizar P, Rolón J, Chisenhall DM, Christofferson RC, Carvajal DJ, Pérez OG, Wesson DM, Mores CN. (2015). Aedes aegypti anti-salivary gland antibody concentration and dengue virus exposure history in healthy individuals living in an endemic area in Colombia. Biomedica : revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud, 35(4)

Mores CN, Christofferson RC, Davidson SA. (2014). The role of the mosquito in a dengue human infection model. The Journal of infectious diseases, (209 Suppl 2)

Chisenhall DM, Christofferson RC, McCracken MK, Johnson AM, Londono-Renteria B, Mores CN. (2014). Infection with dengue-2 virus alters proteins in naturally expectorated saliva of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Parasites & vectors, (7)

de Araújo Lobo JM, Christofferson RC, Mores CN. (2014). Investigations of Koutango Virus Infectivity and Dissemination Dynamics in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes. Environmental health insights, 8(Suppl 2)

Christofferson RC, Mores CN, Wearing HJ. (2014). Characterizing the likelihood of dengue emergence and detection in naïve populations. Parasites & vectors, (7)

Chisenhall DM, Londono BL, Christofferson RC, McCracken MK, Mores CN. (2014). Effect of dengue-2 virus infection on protein expression in the salivary glands of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 90(3)

Christofferson RC, Chisenhall DM, Wearing HJ, Mores CN. (2014). Chikungunya viral fitness measures within the vector and subsequent transmission potential. PLoS One, 9(10)

Manore CA, Davis J, Christofferson RC, Wesson D, Hyman JM, Mores CN. (2014). Towards an early warning system for forecasting human west nile virus incidence. PLoS currents, (6)

Manore CA, Davis JK, Christofferson RC, Wesson DM, Hyman JM, Mores CN. (2014). Towards an early warning system for forecasting human west nile virus incidence. PLoS currents, (6)

Christofferson RC, McCracken MK, Johnson AM, Chisenhall DM, Mores CN. (2013). Development of a transmission model for dengue virus. Virology journal, (10)

Ritchie SA, Pyke AT, Hall-Mendelin S, Day A, Mores CN, Christofferson RC, Gubler DJ, Bennett SN, van den Hurk AF. (2013). An explosive epidemic of DENV-3 in Cairns, Australia. PloS one, 8(7)

Londono-Renteria B, Cardenas JC, Cardenas LD, Christofferson RC, Chisenhall DM, Wesson DM, McCracken MK, Carvajal D, Mores CN. (2013). Use of anti-Aedes aegypti salivary extract antibody concentration to correlate risk of vector exposure and dengue transmission risk in Colombia. PLoS One, 8(12)

Christofferson RC, Mores CN. (2011). Estimating the magnitude and direction of altered arbovirus transmission due to viral phenotype. PLoS One, 6(1)

Christofferson RC, Roy AF, Mores CN. (2010). Factors associated with mosquito pool positivity and the characterization of the West Nile viruses found within Louisiana during 2007. Virology journal, (7)

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