Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2003    Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Multistate outbreak of monkeypox – Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, 52: 537-540.

2008    *Ernst, K.C., Adoka, S.O., Kowuor, D.O., Wilson, M.L., John, C.C. “Malaria hotspot areas in a highland Kenya site are consistent in epidemic and non-epidemic years and are associated with ecological factors.” Malaria Journal, 13(5):78. PMID:16970824.

2008    Cohen, J.M., Ernst, K.C., Lindblade, K.A., Vulule, J.M., John, C.C., Wilson, M.L. “Topography, land-cover, and elevation predict areas at risk for malaria within communities in a highland region of western Kenya.”  Malaria Journal, 17:40. PMID: 18312633.

2008    Menge, D.M., Ernst, K.C., Vulule, J.M.,  , P.A., Guo, H., John, C.C. “Microscopy underestimates the frequency of Plasmodium falciparum infection in symptomatic individuals in a low transmission highland area.” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 79 (2):173-7. {co-first author} PMID: 18689620.

2009    *Ernst, K.C., Lindblade, K.A., Koech, D., Sumba, P.O., Kuwuor, D., John, C.C., Wilson, M.L. “Environmental, socio-demographic and behavioral determinants of malaria risk in the western Kenyan highlands: a case-control study.” Tropical Medicine and International Health, 4(10): 1258-1265. PMID: 19772547.

2010    Cohen, J.M., Ernst, K.C., Lindblade, K.A., Vulule, J.M., John, C.C., Wilson, M.L. “Local topographic wetness indices predict household malaria risk better than land-use and land-cover in the western Kenya highlands.” Malaria Journal, 16(9): 328-332. PMID: 21080943.

2010    Robinson, K.**, Ernst, K.C., Johnson, B., Rosales, C. “The Health Status of Southern Arizona Border Counties: A Healthy Border 2010 Midterm Review.” Revista Panamanian Salud Publica, 28(5). PMID: 21308179.

2011    Ernst, K.C., Pogreba-Brown, K.**, Rasmussen, L., Erhart, L. “The Effect of Policy Changes on Hepatitis A Vaccine Uptake in Arizona Children (1995-2008).”  Public Health Reports, 126: S2. PMID: 21812173.

2011    Taren, D., Tecle, S.**, Almony, C.**, Navarrete, L., Ernst, K., Menard, S., Diop, M., Wele, A-H. “Growth of Children Receiving a Dehydrated Potato-Soy Protein Blend. African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development.” 11(4).

2012    Ernst, K.C., Arora, M.**, Munga, S. “Ownership and disuse of bed nets in Kenyan children under five years of age.” Malaria Reports, 2 (1).

2012    Ernst, K.C., Dinerman, M. “A Malaria Vaccine: Promising Results, But Not There Yet.” American Academy of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, 27(3): 26. Peer-reviewed solicited review.

2012    Pogreba-Brown, K**, Ernst, K., Harris, R. “Teaching epidemiology concepts experientially: a "real" foodborne outbreak in the classroom.” Public Health Reports, 127(5):549-55. PMID: 22942476.

2012    Erhart, L.M., Ernst, K.C. “The changing epidemiology of hepatitis A in Arizona following intensive immunization programs (1988-2007).” Vaccine, 14(42):6103-10. {co-first author} PMID:22835739.

2012    Rolfes, M.**, McCarra, M., Magak, N.G., Ernst, K.C., Dent, A.E., Lindblade, K.A., John, C.C. “Development of clinical and biological immunity to malaria in highland areas of very low and unstable transmission.” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 87(5):806-12. PMID: 22987652.

2012    Joy, T.K.**, Jeffrey Gutierrez, E.H.**, Ernst, K., Walker, K.R., Carriere, Y., Torabi, M., Riehle, M.A. “Aging Field Collected Aedes aegypti to Determine Their Capacity for Dengue Transmission in the Southwestern United States.” PLoS One, 7(10). PMID: 23077536.

2012    Birnbaum, M.S.**, Jacobs, E.T., Ralston-King, J., Ernst, K.C. “Correlates of high vaccination exemption rates among kindergartens.” Vaccine, 21;31(5):750-6. PMID: 23246263.

2013    Mugoya, G.**, Ernst, K.C. “Gender differences in HIV-related stigma in Kenya.” AIDS Care, 26(2):206-13. PMID 23795954.

2013    Morin, C.W.**, Comrie, A.C., Ernst, K. “Climate and Dengue Transmission: Evidence and Implications.” Environmental Health Perspectives. 121(11-12):1264-72. PMID: 24058050.

2013    Delgado, S.**, Ernst, K.C., Hancco Pumahuanca, M.L., Yool, S.R., Comrie, A.C., Sterling, C.R., Gilman, R.H., Náquira, C., Levy, M.Z. “A country bug moves to the city: urban infestation by the Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans in Arequipa, Peru.” International Journal of Health Geographics, 12:48. PMID:  24171704.

2014    Ernst, K.C., Erhart, L.M. “The role of ethnicity and travel on Hepatitis A vaccination coverage and disease incidence in Arizona at the United States-Mexico Border.” Human Vaccines Immunotherapies, 10 (5), PMID: 24603091.

2014    Ernst, K.C. “Measles surveillance in Nigeria: enough information for policy making?.” Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 108(6):311-2. PMID: 24778206. Solicited Peer-Reviewed Commentary.

2014    Haenchen, S.D.**, Jacobs, E.T., Bratton, K.N.**, Carman, A.S.**, Oren, E., Pottinger, H.E.**, Regan, J.A.**, Ernst, K.C. “Perceptions of Personal Belief Vaccine Exemption Policy: A Survey of Arizona Vaccine Providers.” Vaccine, [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24814551.

2014    Mugoya, G., Ernst, K.C., Witte T. Socio-Cultural and Victimization Factors That Impact Attitudes toward Intimate Partner Violence among Kenyan Women. Accepted for Publication May 14, 2014. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

2014    Ernst, K.C., Haenchen, S., Dickinson K., Doyle, M., Monaghan, A., Walker, K., Hayden, M. Community awareness and preliminary support of the controversial release of OX513A Ae. aegypti in Key West, FL. Emerging Infectious Disease (In Press).

2014    Pogreba-Brown, K., Ernst, K.C., Harris, RB., Case-Case Methods for Foodborne Outbreaks - A Review and Approach for Standardization. OA Epidemiology. (In Press).

2014    Alkoshi, S., Ernst, K., Maimaiti, N., Dahlui, M., Rotaviral Infection: A Significant Disease Burden to Libya. Iranian Journal of Public Health. (In Press).

2014    Pogreba-Brown, K., Baker, A., Ernst, K.C., J Stewart, J., Harris, R.B., Weiss, J. “Assessing Risk Factors of Sporadic Campylobacter Infection: A Case-Control Study in Arizona.” Epidemiology and Infection (In Press). 

Invited Publications – not peer-reviewed

2012    Ernst, K.C., Jacobs, E.T. Implications of philosophical and personal belief exemptions on re-emergence of vaccine-preventable disease: The role of spatial clustering in under-vaccination.  Human Vaccines and Immunotherapy.1;8(6). PMID: 22508414

2013    Ernst, K.C., Phillips, B.**, Duncan, B. “Slums are not places for children to live: vulnerabilities, health outcomes, and possible interventions.” Advances in Pediatrics, 60(1):53-87. PMID: 24007840.

Book Chapters

2014    Ernst K.C., Morin, C., Brown, H., “Extreme weather events and the risk of vector-borne diseases.” Book chapter for Handbook of public health in natural disasters. (In Press).

Technical Reports

2008    Siri, J.G., Ernst, K.C. Needs Assessment for Communicable Disease Surveillance for the Tohono O’odham Nation. Presented to Tohono O’dham Nation.

2009    Ernst, K.C., Rosales, C., Granillo, B., McDonald, M., de Zapien, J., Staten, L.  Operation Streamline: An Infectious Disease Assessment. Presented to the US Public Defenders’ Office.

2011    Ernst, K.C., Krone, T.**, Harris, R. Child Health in Maricopa County Schools: The Role of the School Nurse. Presented to Maricopa County Health Department.

2012    Ernst, K.C., Haenchen, S.D.**, Pinyerd, H.L.**, Jacobs, E.T. Understanding the Determinants and Acceptance of Personal Belief Exemptions for Childhood Vaccinations in Arizona. Presented to Arizona Department of Health Services.

**Indicates student authors