Scientific Communications

Check out our most recent scientific communications below:

  1. Lund AJ: Genomics can help us better understand and address threats to schistosomiasis control. In: BugBitten: BioMed Central; Sep. 23rd, 2022.


Recent publications

A full list of publications is available in PubMed​.

  1. Grover EN, Allshouse WB, Lund AJ, Liu Y, Paull SH, James KA, Crooks JL, Carlton EJ. Open-source environmental data as an alternative to snail surveys to assess schistosomiasis risk in areas approaching elimination. Int J Health Geogr. 2023 Jun 2;22(1):12. doi: 10.1186/s12942-023-00331-w. PMID: 37268933; PMCID: PMC10236814.
  2. Kirsch K, Nagel C, Iribagiza C, Ecklu J, Zawadi GA, Ntabaza PM, Barstow C, Lund AJ, Harper J, Carlton E, Javernick-Will A, Linden K, Thomas E. Study design and baseline to evaluate water service provision among peri-urban communities in Kasai Oriental, Democratic Republic of the Congo. PLoS One. 2023 Apr 13;18(4):e0283019. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0283019. PMID: 37053145; PMCID: PMC10101432.
  3. Buchwald, A. G., Thomas, E., Karnauskas, K. B., Grover, E., Kotloff, K., & Carlton, E. J. (2022). The Association between Rainfall, Temperature and Reported Drinking Water Source: A Multi-Country AnalysisGeoHealth, 6, e2022GH000605.
  4. Lund AJ, Wade KJ, Nikolakis ZL, Ivey KN, Perry BW, Pike HNC, Paull SH, Liu Y, Castoe TA, Pollock DD, Carlton EJ. Integrating genomic and epidemiologic data to accelerate progress toward schistosomiasis elimination. Elife. 2022 Aug 30;11:e79320. doi: 10.7554/eLife.79320. PMID: 36040013; PMCID: PMC9427098.
  5. Grover E, Paull S, Kechris K, Buchwald A, James K, Liu Y, Carlton EJ. Predictors of bovine Schistosoma japonicum infection in rural Sichuan, China. Int J Parasitol. 2022 Jul;52(8):485-496. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2022.04.002. Epub 2022 May 26. PMID: 35644269; PMCID: PMC9250636.
  6. Nikolakis ZL, Carlton EJ, Pollock DD, Castoe TA. A genomic can of worms for schistosome host-specificity. Trends Parasitol. 2022 Jul;38(7):496-497. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2022 May 1. PMID: 35504822; PMCID: PMC9450497.
  7. Bianchin G, Dall'Anese E, Poveda JI, Jacobson D, Carlton EJ, Buchwald AG. Novel use of online optimization in a mathematical model of COVID-19 to guide the relaxation of pandemic mitigation measures. Sci Rep. 2022 Mar 18;12(1):4731. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-08389-5. PMID: 35304511; PMCID: PMC8932375.
  8. Gallichotte EN, Quicke KM, Sexton NR, Fitzmeyer E, Young MC, Janich AJ, Dobos K, Pabilonia KL, Gahm G, Carlton EJ, Ebel GD, Ehrhart N. Early Adoption of Longitudinal Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 among Staff in Long-Term Care Facilities: Prevalence, Virologic and Sequence Analysis. Microbiol Spectr. 2021 Dec 22;9(3):e0100321. doi: 10.1128/Spectrum.01003-21. Epub 2021 Nov 10. PMID: 34756092; PMCID: PMC8579921.
  9. Weaver AK, Head JR, Gould CF, Carlton EJ, Remais JV. 2022. Environmental factors influencing covid-19 incidence and severity. Annual review of public health 43:271-291.
  10. Buchwald AG, Bayham J, Adams J, Bortz D, Colborn K, Zarella O, et al. Estimating the impact of statewide policies to reduce spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in real time, Colorado, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Sep; 27(9). doi:10.3201/eid2709.204167
  11. Shortt JA, Timm LE, Hales NR, Nikolakis ZL, Schield DR, Perry BW, Liu Y, Zhong B, Castoe TA, Carlton EJ, Pollock DD. 2021. Population genomic analyses of schistosome parasites highlight critical challenges facing end-game elimination efforts. Sci Rep 11:6884.
  12. Buchwald AG, Grover E, Van Dyke J, Kechris K, Lu D, Liu Y, Zhong B, Carlton EJ. Human Mobility Associated with Risk of Schistosoma japonicum Infection in Sichuan, China. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Jul 1;190(7):1243-1252. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwaa292. PMID: 33438003; PMCID: PMC8245870.
  13. Nikolakis ZL, Hales NR, Perry BW, Schield DR, Timm LE, Liu Y, Zhong B, Kechris KJ, Carlton EJ, Pollock DD, Castoe TA. Patterns of relatedness and genetic diversity inferred from whole genome sequencing of archival blood fluke miracidia (Schistosoma japonicum). PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Jan 6;15(1):e0009020. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009020. PMID: 33406094; PMCID: PMC7815185.
  14. Buchwald AG, Adams J, Bortz DM, Carlton EJ. Infectious Disease Transmission Models to Predict, Evaluate, and Improve Understanding of COVID-19 Trajectory and Interventions. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Oct;17(10):1204-1206. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202005-501PS. PMID: 32610024; PMCID: PMC7640630.
  15. Buchwald AG, Hayden MH, Dadzie SK, Paull SH, Carlton EJ. 2020. Aedes-borne disease outbreaks in West Africa: A call for enhanced surveillance​. Acta Tropica.
  16. Hess JJ, Ranadive N, Boyer C, Aleksandrowicz L, Anenberg SC, Aunan K, et al. 2020. Guidelines for modeling and reporting health effects of climate change mitigation actions. Environ Health Perspect 128:115001.
  17. Nawrocki C, Kiatsopit N, Namsanor J, Sithithaworn P, Carlton EJ. 2019. Culture of fecal indicator bacteria from snail intestinal tubes as a tool for assessing the risk of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in Bithynia snail habitat Parasites & Vectors 12:66.
  18. Carlton EJ, Barton K, Shrestha PM, Humphrey J, Newman LS, Adgate JL, Root E, Miller S. 2019. Relationship between home ventilation rates and respiratory health in the Colorado Home Energy Efficiency and Respiratory Health (CHEER) study. Environmental Research 169:297-307.
  19. Humphrey JL, Barton KE, Man Shrestha P, Carlton EJ, Newman LS, Dowling Root E, et al. 2020. Air infiltration in low-income, urban homes and its relationship to lung function. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology 30:262-270.
  20. Levy MC, Collender PA, Carlton EJ, Chang HH, Strickland MJ, Eisenberg JNS, et al. Spatiotemporal Error in Rainfall Data: Consequences for Epidemiologic Analysis of Waterborne Diseases. Am J Epidemiol. 2019;188(5):950-9. 
  21. Butler-Dawson J, Krisher L, Yoder H, Dally M, Sorensen C, Johnson RJ, et al. 2019. Evaluation of heat stress and cumulative incidence of acute kidney injury in sugarcane workers in guatemala. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 92:977-990.
  22. Shrestha PM, Humphrey JL, Carlton EJ, Adgate JL, Barton KE, Root ED, et al. 2019. Impact of outdoor air pollution on indoor air quality in low-income homes during wildfire seasons. International journal of environmental research and public health 16.
  23. Worasith C, Wangboon C, Duenngai K, Kiatsopit N, Kopolrat K, Techasen A, Sithithaworn J, Khuntikeo N, Loilome W, Namwat N, Yongvanit P, Carlton EJ, Sithithaworn P. 2019.Comparing the performance of urine and copro-antigen detection in evaluating Opisthorchis viverrini infection in communities with different transmission levels in Northeast Thailand. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13:e0007186.​

Greatest hits

Below are some of our favorite papers from our group. They include some of our hardest efforts, some of our big wins, some that were a years in the making, and many made possible by great students, trainees and collaborators.


  1. Daly M, Butler-Dawson J, Krisher L, Monaghan A, Weitzenkamp D, Sorensen C, Johnson RJ, Carlton EJ, Asensio C, Tenney L, Newman LS. 2018. The impact of heat and impaired kidney function on productivity of Guatemalan sugar can workers. PLoS One 13(10): e0205181​​
  2. Levy K, Smith SM, Carlton EJ. 2018. Climate change impacts on waterborne diseases: moving toward designing interventions​. Curr Environ Health Rep 5:272-282.
  3. Shortt JA, Card DC, Schield DR, Liu Y, Zhong B, Castoe TA, Carlton EJ, Pollock DD. 2017. Whole Genome Amplification and Reduced-Representation Genome Sequencing of Schistosoma japonicum Miracidia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11:e0005292.​
  4. Carlton EJ, Woster AP, DeWitt P, Goldstein RS, Levy K. 2016. A systematic review and meta-analysis of ambient temperature and diarrheal diseases​. Int. J. Epidemiol 45(1): 117-130. ​​
  5. Levy K, Woster AP, Goldstein RS, Carlton EJ. 2016. Untangling the impacts of climate change on waterborne diseases: A systematic review of relationships between diarrheal diseases and temperature, rainfall, flooding, and drought. Environ Sci Technol 50(10): 4905-4922.
  6. Eisenhauer IF, Hoover CM, Remais JV, Monaghan A, Celada M, Carlton EJ. 2016. Short Report: Estimating risk of domestic water source contamination following precipitation events​. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 94(6): 1403-1406. 
  7. Eisenhauer IF, Celada M, Carlton EJ. 2016. In search of safe and sufficient water: a portrait of household wells in rural Guatemala​. Int J Epidemiol. 0(0): 1- 6.
  8. Carlton EJ, Liu Y, Zhong B, Hubbard A, Spear RC. 2015. Associations between schistosomiasis and the use of human waste as an agricultural fertilizer in China. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(1): e0003444.
  9. Carlton EJ, Eisenberg JN, Goldstick J, Cevallos W, Trostle J, Levy K. 2014. Heavy Rainfall Events and Diarrhea Incidence: The Role of Social and Environmental Factors. Am J Epidemiol 179: 344-352. 
  10. Hodges M, Belle JH, Carlton EJ, Liang S, Li H, Luo W, Freeman MC, Liu Y, Gao Y, Hess JJ, Remais JV. 2014. Delays reducing waterborne and water-related infectious diseases in China under climate change. Nature Clim Change 4: 1109-1115.
  11. Carlton EJ, Hubbard A, Wang S, Spear RC. 2013. Repeated Schistosoma japonicum infection following treatment in two cohorts: evidence for host susceptibility to helminthiasis? PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7: e2098.
  12. Gong P, Liang S, Carlton EJ, Jiang Q, Wu J,Wang L, Remais JV. 2012. Urbanisation and health in China. Lancet 379:843-852.