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Thomas Eisele

 

Thomas Eisele, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Global Health Systems and Development
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3542
Fax: (504) 988-1568
teisele@tulane.edu

 

 

 






 


Research Interests:

Epidemiology with focus on malaria and child survival; monitoring and evaluation; survey/sampling methodology


Professional Achievements:

  • 2010 Recipient of the NIH Loan Repayment Award
  • 2008 – present Member of the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda Working Group
  • 2008 – present Advisory board member, ACTWatch study
  • 2007 – present Member of the Malaria Expert Group for the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group
  • 2006 Recipient of the Tulane University Research Enhancement Fund Award
  • 2006-2007 Consultant, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • 2005 Member of CDC Special Emphasis Panel for RFA 05061, 05062 and 05064
  • 2005-present Member, American Public Health Association
  • 2004-present Delta Omega: Honorary Society in Public Health
  • 2004-present Fellow in the Center for Evidence Based Global Health, Tulane University
  • 2004-present Reviewer, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • 2003-2003 Consultant, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine
  • 2003-2004 Consultant, Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • 2003-2004 Consultant, MACRO International, Inc.
  • 2003-present Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • 2002-2003 Consultant, CDC

Educational Background:

  • PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • MPH, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • BA, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Selected Publications:

Yukich JO, Taylor C, Eisele TP, Reithinger R, Nauhassenay H, Berhane Y, Keating J. Travel history and malaria infection risk in a low-transmission setting in Ethiopia: a case control study. Malar J. 2013 Jan 24;12:33.

Yukich J, Briët O, Bretscher MT, Bennett A, Lemma S, Berhane Y, Eisele TP, Keating J, Smith T. Estimating Plasmodium falciparum transmission rates in low-endemic settings using a combination of community prevalence and health facility data. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e42861.

Eisele TP, Larsen DA, Anglewicz PA, Keating J, Yukich J, Bennett A, Steketee RW. Weighing for results: assessing the effect of IPTp - Authors' reply. Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Apr;13(4):292-3. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70060-4.

Keating J, Hutchinson P, Miller JM, Bennett A, Larsen DA, Hamainza B, Changufu C, Shiliya N, Eisele TP. A quasi-experimental evaluation of an interpersonal communication intervention to increase insecticide-treated net use among children in Zambia. Malar J. 2012 Sep 7;11:313.

Yukich JO, Bennett A, Albertini A, Incardona S, Moonga H, Chisha Z, Hamainza B, Miller JM, Keating J, Eisele TP, Bell D. Reductions in artemisinin-based combination therapy consumption after the nationwide scale up of routine malaria rapid diagnostic testing in Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Sep;87(3):437-46. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0127. Epub 2012 Jul 30.

Macintyre K, Littrell M, Keating J, Hamainza B, Miller J, Eisele TP. Determinants of hanging and use of ITNs in the context of near universal coverage in Zambia. Health Policy Plan. 2012 Jul;27(4):316-25. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czr042. Epub 2011 Jun 6.

Bennett A, Smith SJ, Yambasu S, Jambai A, Alemu W, Kabano A, Eisele TP. Household possession and use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets in Sierra Leone 6 months after a national mass-distribution campaign. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37927. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037927. Epub 2012 May 29.

Eisele TP, Larsen DA, Anglewicz PA, Keating J, Yukich J, Bennett A, Hutchinson P, Steketee RW. Malaria prevention in pregnancy, birthweight, and neonatal mortality: a meta-analysis of 32 national cross-sectional datasets in Africa. ancet Infect Dis. 2012 Sep 17. pii: S1473-3099(12)70222-0. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(12)70222-0.

Eisele TP, Larsen DA, Walker N, Cibulskis RE, Yukich JO, Zikusooka CM, Steketee RW.
Malar J. Estimates of child deaths prevented from malaria prevention scale-up in Africa 2001-2010. 2012 Mar 28;11:93.

Yukich J, Briët O, Bretscher MT, Bennett A, Lemma S, Berhane Y, Eisele TP, Keating J, Smith T. Estimating Plasmodium falciparum Transmission Rates in Low-Endemic Settings Using a Combination of Community Prevalence and Health Facility Data. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e42861.

Yukich JO, Bennett A, Albertini A, Incardona S, Moonga H, Chisha Z, Hamainza B, Miller JM, Keating J, Eisele TP, Bell D. Reductions in Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapy Consumption after the Nationwide Scale up of Routine Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Testing in Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Jul 30.

Bennett A, Smith SJ, Yambasu S, Jambai A, Alemu W, Kabano A, Eisele TP. Household possession and use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets in sierra leone 6 months after a national mass-distribution campaign. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37927. Epub 2012 May 29.

Mason JB, Ramirez MA, Fernandez CM, Pedro R, Lloren T, Saldanha L, Deitchler M, Eisele T. Effects on vitamin A deficiency in children of periodic high-dose supplements and of fortified oil promotion in a deficient area of the Philippines. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2011 Sep;81(5):295-305.

Eisele TP, Steketee RW. African malaria control programs deliver ITNs and achieve what the clinical trials predicted. PLos Med. 2011 Sep;8(9):e1001088.

Eisele TP, Larsen, DA, Walker F, Cibulskis RE, Yukich JO, Zikusooka CM & Steketee RW. Estimates of child deaths prevented from malaria prevention scale-up in Africa 2001-2010. Malaria J. In press.

Eisele TP, Thwing J, & Keating. Claims about the misuse of insecticide-treated mosquito nets: Are these evidence-based? 2011. PLoS Med 8(4): e1001019.

Eisele TP, Miller JM, Moonga HB, Hamainza B & Keating J. Malaria Infection and Anemia Prevalence in Zambia’s Luangwa District: an Area of Near-universal Insecticide-treated Mosquito Net Coverage. 2011. Am J Trop Med Hyg 84(1):152-7.

Thwing J, Eisele TP, & Steketee RW. Protective efficacy of malaria case management for preventing malaria mortality in children: a systematic review for the Lives Saved Tool. 2011.  BMC Public Health 11(Suppl 3):S14

Alonso PL, Atta HY, Drakeley C, Eisele T, Hay SI, Lúpez MH, Meek S, Steketee R, Slutsker L.The malERA Consultative Group on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance.  A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance. 2011.  PLoS Med 8(1): e1000400. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000400

Larsen DA, Freibertg IK & Eisele TP. Comparison of Lives Saved Tool model child mortality estimates against measured data from vector control studies in sub-Saharan Africa. 2011.  BMC Public Health 11(Suppl 3):S34.

Londono B, Eisele TP, Keating J, Bennett A & Krogstad D. Genetic diversity in the merozoite surface protein 1 and 2 genes of Plasmodium falciparum from the Artibonite Valley of Haiti. 2011. Acta Tropica 121(1):6-12.  

Macintyre K, Littrell M, Keating J, Hamainza B, Miller JM, & Eisele TP. Determinants of hanging and use of ITNs in the context of near universal coverage in Zambia. 2011. Health Policy and Planning Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print].

Keating J, Krogstad DJ & Eisele TP. Malaria Elimination in Hispaniola. 2010. Lancet Infectious Diseases 10: 291-92.

Larsen D, Keating J, Miller JM, Bennett A, Changufu C & Eisele TP. Barriers to Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Net Possession 2 Years after a Mass Free Distribution Campaign in Luangwa District, Zambia. 2010. PLoS One 5(11):e13129.

Eisele TP, Larsen D & Steketee RW. Protective efficacy of interventions for preventing malaria mortality in children in Plasmodium falciparum endemic areas. 2010. Int J of Epid 9 (Suppl 1): i88-101.

Black RE, Cousens S, Johnson HL, Lawn JE, Rudan I, Bassani DG, Jha P, Campbell H, Walker CF, Cibulskis R, Eisele T, Liu L & Mathers C. Global, regional and national causes of child mortality in 2008: a systematic analysis. 2010. Lancet 375(9730): 1969-87.

Steketee RW & Eisele TP. Is the scale-up of malaria intervention coverage achieving equity? 2009. PLoS One 4, e8409.

Keating J, Miller JM, Moonga H, Bennett A & Eisele TP. Prevalence of P. falciparum malaria parasite infection in Luangwa District, Zambia: results from a population-based household survey. 2009. Acta Tropica 112: 277-282.

Londono B, Eisele TP, Keating J, Bennett A, Chattopadhyay C, Heyliger G, Mack M, Rawson I, Jean-Francois V, Désinor O &Krogstad DJ. Chloroquine-resistant haplotype Plasmodium falciparum parasites in Haiti. 2009. Emerg Infect Dis 15: 735-740.

Eisele TP, Keating J, Littrell M, Larsen D & Macintyre K. Assessment of insecticide-treated bednet use among children and pregnant women across fifteen countries using standardized national surveys. 2009. Am J Trop Med Hyg 80: 209-214.

Keating J, Eisele TP, Bennett A, Johnson D, Lafontant C & Macintyre K. Malaria related knowledge, perceptions and practices in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti: implications for malaria control. 2008. Am J Trop Med Hyg 78: 262-269.

Eisele TP, Keating J, Bennett A, Londono B, Johnson D, Lafontant C & Krogstad D. The prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum infection in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti rainy season, 2006. 2007. Emerg Infect Dis 13: 1494-1497.

Eisele TP, Lindblade KA, Wannemuehler KA, Gimnig JE, Odhiambo F, Hawley WA, ter Kuile FO, Phillip-Howard PA, Rosen DH, Nahlen BL, Vulule J &Slutsker L. Effect of sustained insecticide-treated bednet use on all-cause child mortality in an area of intense perennial malaria transmission in western Kenya. 2005. Am J Trop Med Hyg 73: 149-156.

Lindblade KA, Eisele TP, Odhiambo F, Alaii JA, Gimnig JE, Rosen DH, Phillip-Howard PA, Hawley WA, terKuile FO, Odhacha AM, Nahlen BL, Vulule J &Slutsker L. Sustained reductions in malaria transmission and infant mortality in western Kenya for up to 6 years through use of insecticide-treated bednets. 2004. JAMA 291: 2571- 2580.

 

Personal Statement:

Thomas Eisele's areas of interest include malaria epidemiology, community intervention strategies for controlling malaria, monitoring and evaluation, child survival and survey/sampling methodology. His PhD focused on the use of epidemiologic and demographic methods for evaluating community public health interventions in developing country settings. Prior to joining Tulane, Eisele spent several years in western Kenya as a fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Malaria Branch) where he was responsible for investigating the impact of sustained coverage of insecticide-treated bednets on child survival. While with the CDC in western Kenya, he also investigated the completeness of a demographic surveillance system at identifying recent births and child deaths using capture-recapture methods. Eisele has also been involved with research investigating the relationship between remote sensing data and field-based socioeconomic and entomological data within the context of two malaria-endemic urban areas of Kenya.

 

Level of Instruction:

graduate

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