Thomas R Gillespie


Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA


  1. Berger K, Wood J, Jenkins B, Olsen J, Morse S, Gresham L, et al. Policy and Science for Global Health Security: Shaping the Course of International Health. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2019;4: pubmed publisher
    ..By leveraging existing scientific information (from both the natural and social sciences) in the public health decision-making process, large-scale outbreaks may be averted even in low-income countries. ..
  2. Zohdy S, Derfus K, Andrianjafy M, Wright P, Gillespie T. Field evaluation of synthetic lure (3-methyl-1-butanol) when compared to non odor-baited control in capturing Anopheles mosquitoes in varying land-use sites in Madagascar. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:145 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings suggest that trapping mosquitoes near livestock in malaria endemic regions, such as Madagascar, may be more successful at capturing Anopheles mosquitoes than the proposed 3-1-methyl-butanol lure. ..
  3. Gillespie T, Morgan D, Deutsch J, Kuhlenschmidt M, Salzer J, Cameron K, et al. A legacy of low-impact logging does not elevate prevalence of potentially pathogenic protozoa in free-ranging gorillas and chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo: logging and parasitism in African apes. Ecohealth. 2009;6:557-64 pubmed publisher
    ..These results provide a baseline for prevalence of these protozoa in forest-dwelling African apes and suggest that low-intensity logging may not result in long-term elevated prevalence of potentially pathogenic protozoa. ..
  4. Bodager J, Parsons M, Wright P, Rasambainarivo F, Roellig D, Xiao L, et al. Complex epidemiology and zoonotic potential for Cryptosporidium suis in rural Madagascar. Vet Parasitol. 2015;207:140-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Few rural human and livestock populations have been screened for Cryptosporidium using genus-specific genotyping methods. Consequently, C. suis may be more widespread in human and cattle populations than previously believed. ..
  5. Zohdy S, Derfus K, Headrick E, Andrianjafy M, Wright P, Gillespie T. Small-scale land-use variability affects Anopheles spp. distribution and concomitant Plasmodium infection in humans and mosquito vectors in southeastern Madagascar. Malar J. 2016;15:114 pubmed publisher
    ..The majority of mosquito vectors were found in agricultural land-use sites, in particular near livestock pens. These findings have the potential to inform and improve targeted malaria control and prevention strategies in the region. ..
  6. Ragazzo L, Zohdy S, Velonabison M, Herrera J, Wright P, Gillespie T. Entamoeba histolytica infection in wild lemurs associated with proximity to humans. Vet Parasitol. 2018;249:98-101 pubmed publisher
    ..These results provide the first evidence of E. histolytica in wild lemurs and highlight the need for additional work to better understand the eco-epidemiology of this potential threat to these species. ..
  7. Gillespie T, Nunn C, Leendertz F. Integrative approaches to the study of primate infectious disease: implications for biodiversity conservation and global health. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2008;Suppl 47:53-69 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition to considering applied aspects of disease research in primate health and conservation, we review how these approaches are shedding light on parasite biodiversity and the drivers of disease risk across primate species. ..
  8. Gillespie T, Lonsdorf E, Canfield E, Meyer D, Nadler Y, Raphael J, et al. Demographic and ecological effects on patterns of parasitism in eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2010;143:534-44 pubmed publisher
  9. Gillespie T, Barelli C, Heistermann M. Effects of social status and stress on patterns of gastrointestinal parasitism in wild white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar). Am J Phys Anthropol. 2013;150:602-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, observational data suggest that competition is low in this gibbon population, and our findings are consistent with those observations in that cooperative defense may offset stress and reduce susceptibility to infection...

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  1. Kallies R, Kopp A, Zirkel F, Estrada A, Gillespie T, Drosten C, et al. Genetic characterization of goutanap virus, a novel virus related to negeviruses, cileviruses and higreviruses. Viruses. 2014;6:4346-57 pubmed publisher
    ..Genetic distances and phylogenetic analyses suggest that Nelorpivirus and Sandewavirus might form taxonomic groups on genus level that may define alone or together with Cilevirus, Higrevirus and Blunervirus a viral family. ..
  2. Rimbach R, Bisanzio D, Galvis N, Link A, Di Fiore A, Gillespie T. Brown spider monkeys (Ateles hybridus): a model for differentiating the role of social networks and physical contact on parasite transmission dynamics. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2015;370: pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings suggest that among brown spider monkeys, physical contact impacts the spread of several common parasites and supports the idea that pathogen transmission is one cost associated with social contact. ..
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    Salzer J, Pinto C, Grippi D, Williams Newkirk A, Peterhans J, Rwego I, et al. Impact of Anthropogenic Disturbance on Native and Invasive Trypanosomes of Rodents in Forested Uganda. Ecohealth. 2016;13:698-707 pubmed
    ..lewisi) from non-native to native species, and lead to local co-extinction of a native parasite (T. varani) and native forest-dwelling hosts. ..
  4. Rushmore J, Bisanzio D, Gillespie T. Making New Connections: Insights from Primate-Parasite Networks. Trends Parasitol. 2017;33:547-560 pubmed publisher
    ..We also discuss analytical and conceptual gaps that should be addressed to improve our understanding of how individual and group-level factors affect infection risk, while highlighting interesting areas for future research. ..