Thomas Eisele

Summary

Affiliation: Tulane University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Barriers to insecticide-treated mosquito net possession 2 years after a mass free distribution campaign in Luangwa District, Zambia
    David A Larsen
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e13129. 2010
  2. pmc African Malaria Control Programs Deliver ITNs and Achieve What the Clinical Trials Predicted
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001088. 2011
  3. pmc Planning long lasting insecticide treated net campaigns: should households' existing nets be taken into account?
    Joshua Yukich
    Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Parasit Vectors 6:174. 2013
  4. pmc Travel history and malaria infection risk in a low-transmission setting in Ethiopia: a case control study
    Joshua O Yukich
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Malar J 12:33. 2013
  5. pmc A quasi-experimental evaluation of an interpersonal communication intervention to increase insecticide-treated net use among children in Zambia
    Joseph Keating
    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, USA
    Malar J 11:313. 2012
  6. pmc Measuring coverage in MNCH: total survey error and the interpretation of intervention coverage estimates from household surveys
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS Med 10:e1001386. 2013
  7. pmc Measuring coverage in MNCH: accuracy of measuring diagnosis and treatment of childhood malaria from household surveys in Zambia
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS Med 10:e1001417. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Malaria prevention in pregnancy, birthweight, and neonatal mortality: a meta-analysis of 32 national cross-sectional datasets in Africa
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 12:942-9. 2012
  9. pmc Claims about the misuse of insecticide-treated mosquito nets: are these evidence-based?
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    PLoS Med 8:e1001019. 2011
  10. pmc Estimates of child deaths prevented from malaria prevention scale-up in Africa 2001-2010
    Thomas P Eisele
    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, USA
    Malar J 11:93. 2012

Research Grants

  1. Plainning malaria training in Zambia
    Thomas Eisele; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc Barriers to insecticide-treated mosquito net possession 2 years after a mass free distribution campaign in Luangwa District, Zambia
    David A Larsen
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e13129. 2010
    ..Zambia has used mass free distribution campaigns and distribution through antenatal care (ANC) clinics to achieve high coverage...
  2. pmc African Malaria Control Programs Deliver ITNs and Achieve What the Clinical Trials Predicted
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001088. 2011
    b>Thomas Eisele and Richard Steketee discuss new research in PLoS Medicine by Stephen Lim and colleagues that examined the association of insecticide-treated nets with the reduction of P...
  3. pmc Planning long lasting insecticide treated net campaigns: should households' existing nets be taken into account?
    Joshua Yukich
    Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Parasit Vectors 6:174. 2013
    ..The decision may also have implications for the average age of nets in use and therefore on the maintenance of universal LLIN coverage over time...
  4. pmc Travel history and malaria infection risk in a low-transmission setting in Ethiopia: a case control study
    Joshua O Yukich
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Malar J 12:33. 2013
    ..The country currently has plans for elimination for specific geographic areas of the country. Human movement may lead to the maintenance of reservoirs of infection, complicating attempts to eliminate malaria...
  5. pmc A quasi-experimental evaluation of an interpersonal communication intervention to increase insecticide-treated net use among children in Zambia
    Joseph Keating
    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, USA
    Malar J 11:313. 2012
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  6. pmc Measuring coverage in MNCH: total survey error and the interpretation of intervention coverage estimates from household surveys
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS Med 10:e1001386. 2013
    ..Overall, we recommend that future research on measuring MNCH intervention coverage should focus on refining and improving survey-based coverage estimates to develop a better understanding of how results should be interpreted and used...
  7. pmc Measuring coverage in MNCH: accuracy of measuring diagnosis and treatment of childhood malaria from household surveys in Zambia
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS Med 10:e1001417. 2013
    ..Here, the validity of caregiver recall for measuring the primary coverage indicators for malaria diagnosis and treatment of children <5 y old is assessed...
  8. doi request reprint Malaria prevention in pregnancy, birthweight, and neonatal mortality: a meta-analysis of 32 national cross-sectional datasets in Africa
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 12:942-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to assess the effectiveness of malaria prevention in pregnancy (IPTp or ITNs) at preventing low birthweight and neonatal mortality under routine programme conditions in malaria endemic countries of Africa...
  9. pmc Claims about the misuse of insecticide-treated mosquito nets: are these evidence-based?
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    PLoS Med 8:e1001019. 2011
  10. pmc Estimates of child deaths prevented from malaria prevention scale-up in Africa 2001-2010
    Thomas P Eisele
    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, USA
    Malar J 11:93. 2012
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  11. pmc Protective efficacy of malaria case management and intermittent preventive treatment for preventing malaria mortality in children: a systematic review for the Lives Saved Tool
    Julie Thwing
    Malaria Branch, Malaria Branch, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S14. 2011
    ..However, for obvious ethical reasons, their protective efficacy (PE) compared to placebo is unknown and their impact on reducing malaria-attributable mortality has not been quantified...
  12. pmc Comparison of Lives Saved Tool model child mortality estimates against measured data from vector control studies in sub-Saharan Africa
    David A Larsen
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S34. 2011
    ..We compared the percent reduction in all-cause child mortality estimated by LiST against measured reductions in all-cause child mortality from studies assessing the impact of vector control interventions in Africa...
  13. pmc Preventive zinc supplementation in developing countries: impact on mortality and morbidity due to diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria
    Mohammad Yawar Yakoob
    Division of Women and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 11:S23. 2011
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  14. pmc Health system barriers to strengthening vaccine-preventable disease surveillance and response in the context of decentralization: evidence from Georgia
    David R Hotchkiss
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:175. 2006
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  15. pmc Malaria infection and anemia prevalence in Zambia's Luangwa District: an area of near-universal insecticide-treated mosquito net coverage
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:152-7. 2011
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  16. pmc Protective efficacy of interventions for preventing malaria mortality in children in Plasmodium falciparum endemic areas
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 39:i88-101. 2010
    ..While the impact of intermittent preventive therapy in pregnant women (IPTp) and ITNs in pregnancy for improving birth outcomes is also well established, their impact on preventing neonatal or child mortality has not been quantified...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the completeness of demographic surveillance of children less than five years old in western Kenya: a capture-recapture approach
    Thomas P Eisele
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:92-7. 2003
    ..Assuming limitations of current methods are sufficiently addressed, capture-recapture appears to be a useful tool in evaluating DSS completeness and differential ascertainment of vital events...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of sustained insecticide-treated bed net use on all-cause child mortality in an area of intense perennial malaria transmission in western Kenya
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Heath and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:149-56. 2005
    ..9%), after controlling for seasonality (AHR = 1.03, P = 0.834). We find no evidence that sustained ITN use increased the risk of mortality in older children in this area of intense perennial malaria transmission...
  19. pmc Interpreting household survey data intended to measure insecticide-treated bednet coverage: results from two surveys in Eritrea
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
    Malar J 5:36. 2006
    ..This paper examines methodological issues to using household surveys to measure core Roll Back Malaria coverage indicators of ITN possession and use...
  20. ncbi request reprint Assessment of insecticide-treated bednet use among children and pregnant women across 15 countries using standardized national surveys
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:209-14. 2009
    ..The gaps in ITN use and possession will likely persist in the absence of achieving a ratio of no more than two people per ITN...
  21. doi request reprint Changes in risk behavior among HIV-positive patients during their first year of antiretroviral therapy in Cape Town South Africa
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:1097-105. 2009
    ..Findings suggest it is critical to start positive prevention to decrease risky sexual behavior prior to the start of ART within this setting...
  22. ncbi request reprint High levels of risk behavior among people living with HIV Initiating and waiting to start antiretroviral therapy in Cape Town South Africa
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:570-7. 2008
    ..50-3.84), respectively], were twice as likely to have had unprotected sex their last time. Results suggest an urgent need to strengthen prevention interventions among HIV-positive individuals on and about to start ART in this setting...
  23. pmc Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum infection in rainy season, Artibonite Valley, Haiti, 2006
    Thomas P Eisele
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1494-6. 2007
    ..Results from PCR for 714 persons showed a prevalence of 3.1% for P. falciparum infection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Rolling out insecticide treated nets in Eritrea: examining the determinants of possession and use in malarious zones during the rainy season
    Kate MacIntyre
    Department of International Health and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:824-33. 2006
    ..We explore the differences between use of an ITN as a proportion of all households in the survey (the roll back malaria indicator), and use of an ITN as a proportion of those households who already own an ITN...
  25. ncbi request reprint A description of malaria-related knowledge, perceptions, and practices in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti: implications for malaria control
    Joseph Keating
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:262-9. 2008
    ..Results suggest malaria control in Haiti should focus on enhanced surveillance and case management, with expanded information campaigns about malaria prevention and treatment options...
  26. ncbi request reprint Antibody response against Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae) salivary protein as a measure of mosquito bite exposure in Haiti
    Berlin L Londono-Renteria
    Department of Tropical Medicine, SPHTM, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:1156-63. 2010
    ..albimanus IgG and IgM antibody levels was observed. These results suggest that antibodies against An. albimanus saliva, especially IgG, are useful markers of mosquito bite exposure in Haiti...
  27. doi request reprint Plasmodium falciparum parasite infection prevalence from a household survey in Zambia using microscopy and a rapid diagnostic test: implications for monitoring and evaluation
    Joseph Keating
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 70112, United States of America
    Acta Trop 112:277-82. 2009
    ..These data suggest microscopy should remain the gold standard for estimating malaria parasite point prevalence from household surveys for monitoring and evaluation purposes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Sustainability of reductions in malaria transmission and infant mortality in western Kenya with use of insecticide-treated bednets: 4 to 6 years of follow-up
    Kim A Lindblade
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 291:2571-80. 2004
    ..Previous investigators have suggested that bednet use might paradoxically increase mortality in older children through delayed acquisition of immunity to malaria...
  29. pmc Chloroquine-resistant haplotype Plasmodium falciparum parasites, Haiti
    Berlin L Londono
    Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:735-40. 2009
    ..These results indicate that CQ-resistant haplotype P. falciparum malaria parasites are present in Haiti...
  30. ncbi request reprint The impact of orphanhood on food security in the high-HIV context of Blantyre, Malawi
    Jonathan Rivers
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 31:S264-71. 2010
    ..A 2004 UNICEF/UNAIDS/USAID survey in Blantyre, Malawi, examined methods to improve monitoring and evaluation of interventions aimed at orphans and vulnerable children...
  31. ncbi request reprint Characterization of aquatic mosquito habitat, natural enemies, and immature mosquitoes in the Artibonite Valley, Haiti
    Kevin A Caillouët
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Vector Ecol 33:191-7. 2008
    ..albimanus larvae in habitats while controlling for habitat distance and elevation. The results of this study provide baseline entomological information to inform vector control programs in the country...
  32. ncbi request reprint Health systems barriers to effective use of infectious disease surveillance data in the context of decentralization in Georgia: a qualitative study
    Mamuka Djibuti
    Curatio International Foundation, Tbilisi, Georgia
    Health Policy 83:323-31. 2007
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Research Grants1

  1. Plainning malaria training in Zambia
    Thomas Eisele; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Tailoring a sustainable program using appropriate technology and a framework of collaboration in support of PMI activities will greatly increase the likelihood of controlling, and perhaps eventually eliminating, malaria in Zambia. ..