*Student coauthor

Justi, S.A., L. Stevens, S. Cahan, C. Monroy, R. Lima*, P.L. Dorn. Vectors of Diversity: Genome wide diversity across the geographic range of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma dimidiata s.l. (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2018) 120:144-150.

Dorn, P.L., S. Justi, E.S. Krafsur, G.C. Lanzaro, A. J. Cornel, Y. Lee, and C. Hill. “Chapter 15: Genetics of Major Insect Vectors”. In: Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Disease, 2nd Ed. (ISBN: 978-0-12-799942-5), edited by Michel Tibayrenc, Editor-in-Chief (2017).

Stevens, L. and “Chapter VIII: Population Genetics of Triatomines”. In American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease – One Hundred Years of Research (ISBN: 978-0-12-801029-7) edited by J. Telleria and M. Tibayrenc. (2017).

Dorn, P. L., A. McClure*, M.D. Gallaspy*, E. Waleckx, A.S. Woods, M.C. Monroy, L. Stevens. The Diversity of the Chagas Parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, infecting the Main Central American Vector, Triatoma dimidiata, From Mexico to Colombia. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2017), 11(9): e0005878.

Dorn, P. L., N. M. de la Rúa*, H. Axen*, N. Smith*, B. Richards*, J. Charabati*, J. Suarez*, A. S. Woods, R. Pessoa*, C. Monroy, C. W. Kilpatrick and L. Stevens. Hypothesis Testing Clarifies the Systematics of the Main Central American Chagas Disease Vector, Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille, 1811), Across Its Geographic Range. Infection, Genetics and Evolution (2016) 44:431-443. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.07.046.


Stevens, L., M.C. Monroy, A.G. Rodas, R.M. Hicks*, D. Lucero*, L.A. Lyons, P.L. Dorn. Migration and Gene Flow Among Domestic Populations of the Chagas Insect Vector Triatoma dimidiata Detected by Microsatellite Loci. J Med Entomol (2015) DOI: 


Dorn, P.L. Are we cuddling up to kissing bugs? Editorial. Am. J. Med. (2014) 127:361.


Stevens, L., M.C. Monroy, A.G. Rodas, P.L. Dorn. Hunting, swimming, and worshiping: human cultural practices illuminate the blood meal sources of cave dwelling Chagas vectors (Triatoma dimidiata) in Guatemala and Belize, PLOS: Neglected Tropical Diseases (2014) 8:e3047


Lucero*, D. E., W. Ribera, J. C. Pizarro, C. Plaza, L. W. Gordon*, R. Pena*, L. A. Morrissey, D. M. Rizzo and L. Stevens. 2014. Sources of Blood Meals of Sylvatic Triatoma guasayana near Zurima, Bolivia, Assayed with qPCR and 12S Cloning. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8:  ARTN e3365 DOI 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003365

Klotz, S., J. Schmidt, P.L. Dorn, C. Ivanyi, K. R. Sullivan*, L. Stevens. Free-roaming kissingbugs, vectors of Chagas disease, feed often on humans in the desert southwest. Is this a risk factor for vector-transmitted Chagas disease in the United States? Am. J. Med. (2014) 127:421-426.

de la Rua*, N., D.M. Bustamante, M. Menes*, L. Stevens, C. Monroy, C.W. Kilpatrick, D.M.Rizzo, S.A. Klotz, J. Schmidt, H.J. Axen, and P.L Dorn. Towards a phylogenetic approach to the composition of species complexes in the North and Central American Triatoma,
vectors of Chagas disease. Infection, Genetics, and Evol. (2014) 24:157-166.
Klotz, S.A., P.L. Dorn, M. Mosbacher and J.O. Schmidt. Kissing bugs in the United States: Risk for vector borne disease in humans. Environmental Health Insights (2014) Suppl. 2:49-59.
Waleckx, E., J. Suarez*, B. Richards, and P.L. Dorn. Triatoma sanguisuga blood meals and potential of Chagas disease transmission in Louisiana, United States, Emerging Infectious Diseases (2014) 20:2141-43. DOI:
Moudy, R.M., S. Michaels, S.B. Jameson, B. Londono, V. Lopez, K.A. Caillouet, C.J. Hallmark, I.M. Foppa, P.L. Dorn, D.M. Wesson. Factors associated with peridomestic Triatoma sanguisuga (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) presence in southeastern Louisiana, USA, J Med Ent (2014) 51:1043-1050.

Stevens, L., D.M. Rizzo, D.E. Lucero* and J.C. Pizarro, “Household model of Chagas disease vectors (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) considering domestic, peridomestic and sylvatic vector populations”, Journal of Medical Entomology (2013), doi: 10.1603/ME12096, 50 (4), pp.907-15.

Garcia*, M., Menes*, M., Dorn, P.L., Monroy, C., Richards*, B., Panzera, F., Bustamante, D.M.,Reproductive isolation revealed in preliminary crossbreeding experiments using field-collected, Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from three ITS–2 defined groups, Acta Tropica (2013), 128(3), pp.714-718,

Lucero*, D., L.A. Morrisey, D.M. Rizzo, A. Rodas, R. Garnica*, L. Stevens, D.M. Bustamante, and M.C. Monroy, “Ecohealth interventions limit triatomine reinfestation following insecticide spraying in La Brea, Guatemala”, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2013), doi:10.4269/ajtmh.12-0448, 88 (4), pp.630–637.

Pellecer*, M.J., P.L. Dorn, D.M. Bustamante, A. Rodas, M.C. Monroy, “Vector blood meals are an early indicator of the effectiveness of the Ecohealth approach in halting Chagas transmission in Guatemala”, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2013), 12-0458.