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Forsyth C, Agudelo Higuita NI, Hamer SA, Ibarra- Cerdeña CN, Valdez-Tah A, Stigler-Granados P, Hamer GL, Vingiello M, Beatty N. Climate change and Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Lancet Microbe, in press.

Hamer GL, Fimbres-Macias JP, Juarez JG, Downs CH, Carbajal E, Melo M, Garza DY, Killets KC, Wilkerson G, Carrera-Treviño R, Corona-Barrera E, Tello-Campa AA, Rojas-Mesta MR, Borden JH, Banfield MG, Hamer SA. Development of an operational trap for collection, killing, and preservation of triatomines (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): the kissing bug kill trap. J Med Entomol, in press. *co-first authors

Salomon J; Leeke E, Montemayor H, Durden C, Auckland L, Balasubramanian S, Hamer G, Hamer S. On-host flea phenology and flea-borne pathogen surveillance among mammalian wildlife of the pineywoods of East Texas. J Vector Ecol, in press.

Davila E, Fernández-Santos NA, Estrada-Franco JG, Wei L, Velázquez-Ramírez DD, García-Miranda R, Nájera CI, Cruz-Cadena R, Guichard-Romero C, Rodriguez C, Tarleton R, Rodríguez-Pérez MA, Ochoa-Díaz-López H, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. Domestic dog infection with Trypanosoma cruzi from northern and southern regions of Mexico. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis, in press.

Santos EM, Santanello CD, Curtis-Robles R, Killets K, Lawrence G, Sevenshadows J, Mahoney MJ, Baker M, Hamer SAThe distribution of triatomine (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi in Illinois and Missouri: historical records and specimen submissions from community science programs. J Med Entomol, in press.


152. Ramos RAN, Hakimi H, Salomon J, Busselman R, Curtis-Robles R, Hodo CL, Hamer SA, Verocai GC. 2024. Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria striata (Spirurida: Onchocercidae) detected in wild carnivores from Texas, United States.  Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 24:100954.

151. Mosley IA, Auckland LD, Light JE, Hamer SA. 2024. Apparent absence of Trypanosoma cruzi in Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) from Texas, USA. Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Rep 51:101031.

150. Lim S, Collins S, Hamer SA, Tarleton RL, Saunders AB. 2024. Positive clinical outcomes with modified dosing regimens of benznidazole in a litter of 4 dogs at high risk for infection or acutely infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. J Vet Internal Med 38(3): 1725-1729.

149. Tarleton RL, Saunders A, Lococo B, Alvarez Gianni MG, Laucella S, Hodo C, Wilkerson G, Hamer SA. 2024. The unfortunate abundance of Trypanosoma cruzi naturally-infected dogs and monkeys provides unique opportunities to advance solutions for Chagas disease. Zoonoses 4:15.

148. Nemes C, Marra P, Zenzal T, Collins S, Dossman B, Gerson A. Gómez C, González Ana, Gutierrez Ramirez M, Hamer S, Marty J, Vasseur P, Cohen E. 2024. Songbirds in North America catch the green wave, but not by surfing. Journal of Animal Ecology 93:294-306.

147. Balasubramanian S, Busselman RE, Fernandez-Santos N, Grunwald AP, Wolff N, Hathaway N, Hillhouse A, Bailey JA, Teel PD, Ferreira FC, Hamer SA, Hamer GL. 2024. Blood meal metabarcoding of the argasid tick (Ornithodoros turicata Dugès) reveals extensive vector-host associations. eDNA 6(1):e522.

146. Busselman RE, Curtis-Robles R, Meyers AC, Zecca IB, Auckland LD, Hodo CL, Christopher D, Saunders, AB, Hamer SA. 2024. Abundant triatomines in Texas dog kennel environments: Triatomine collections, infection with Trypanosoma cruzi, and blood feeding hosts. Acta Tropica 250:107087.


145. Gettings JR, McMahan CS, Cleveland CA, Varela‑Stokes A, Hubbard K, Hamer SA, Walden HS, Yabsley MJ. 2023. Association between vector‑borne pathogen seroprevalence in shelter‑housed and owned dog populations in the contiguous United States of America. Parasites & Vectors 16:405.

144. Chaves LF, Meyers AC, Hodo CL, Sanders JP, Curtis-Robles R, Hamer G, Hamer SA. 2023. Trypanosoma cruzi infection in dogs along the US-Mexico border: R0 changes with vector species composition. Epidemics 45:100723.

143. Rodriguez CR, Busselman RE, Shen H, Saunders AB, Tarleton R, Hamer SA. 2023. Validation of a multiplex microsphere immunoassay for detection of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi in dogs. J Vet Diagn Invest 35(6):704-709.

142. Busselman RE, Zecca IB, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2023. Canine systemic insecticides fluralaner and lotilaner induce acute mortality of Triatoma gerstaeckeri, North American vector of the Chagas disease parasite. Am J Trop Med Hyg 109(5):1012-1021.

141. Florkowski M, Hamer S, Yorzinski J. 2023. Captivity in a songbird is associated with reduced diversity and altered composition of the gut microbiome. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 99:fiad096.

140. McCain S, Sim RR, Weidner B, Rivas AE, White B, Auckland LD, Tarleton RL, Hamer SA. 2023. Diagnosis and treatment of a natural infection with Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease) in a symptomatic De Brazza’s monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus) in Alabama. J Zoo Wildl Med, 54(2), 412-416.

139. Kiehl WM, Hodo CL Hamer GL, Hamer SA, Wilkerson GK. 2023. Exclusion of horizontal and vertical transmission as major sources of Trypanosoma cruzi infections in a breeding colony of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Comp Med 73:229-241.

138. Durden C, Tian Y, Knape K, Klemashevich C, Norman KN, Carey J, Hamer SA, Hamer GL. 2023. Fluralaner systemic treatment of chickens results in mortality in Triatoma gerstaeckeri, vector of the agent of Chagas disease. Parasites & Vectors 16:178.

137. Bustamante JM, White BE, Wilkerson GK, Hodo CL, Auckland LD, Wang W, McCain S, Hamer SA, Saunders AB, Tarleton RL. 2023. Frequency variation and dose modification of benznidazole administration for the treatment of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in mice, dogs and non-human primates. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 67(5):10.1128/aac.00132-23.

136. Gavic EA, Achen SE, Fox PR, Benjamin EJ, Goodwin J, Gunasekaran T, Schober KE, Tjostheim SS, Vickers J, Ward JL, Russell DS, Rishniw M, Hamer SA, Saunders AB. 2023. Trypanosoma cruzi infection diagnosed in dogs in non-endemic areas and results from a survey suggest a need for increased Chagas disease awareness in North America. J Am Vet Med Assoc 261(5):705-712. *2023 recipient of the Outstanding JAVMA Intern Paper*

135. Mosley IA, Zecca IB, Tyagi N, Harvey TV, Hamer SA, Verocai GG. 2023. Occurrence of Dirofilaria immitis infection in shelter cats in the Lower Rio Grande Valley region in South Texas, United States, using integrated diagnostic approaches. Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 41:100871.

134. Matthews DJ, Fries RC, Jeffery ND, Hamer SA, Saunders AB. 2023. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging detects myocardial abnormalities in naturally infected dogs with chronic, asymptomatic Chagas disease. Animals 13(8), 1393. (Featured on journal cover and selected as ‘Animals 2023 Most Popular Cover‘).

133. Christopher DM*, Curtis-Robles R*, Hamer GL, Bejcek J, Saunders AB, Roachell WD, Cropper TL, Hamer SA. 2023. Collection of triatomines from sylvatic habitats by a Trypanosoma cruzi-infected scent-detection dog in Texas, USA. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 17(3): e0010813. *co-first authors

132. Liew AY, Carpenter A, Moore TA, Wallace RM, Hamer SA, Hamer GL, Fischer R, Zecca IB, Davila E, Auckland LD, Rooney JA, Killian ML, Tell RM, Rekant S, Burrell SD, Ghai RR, Barton Behravesh C, and the Companion Animals Working Group. 2023.  Clinical and epidemiologic features of SARS-CoV-2 in dogs and cats compiled through national surveillance in the United States. J Am Vet Med Assoc 261:480-489.

131. Sebastian JF, Reagan KL, Peavy T, Zecca IB, Hamer SA, Sykes JE. 2023. Evaluation of Leptospira infection and exposure in free-roaming cat populations in northern California and southern Texas. J Feline Med Surg 25(3):1098612X231162471.

130. Anderson MJ*, Valdiviezo A*, Conway MH, Farrell C, Andringa K, Janik A, Chiu WA, Rusyn I, Hamer SA. 2023.  Imidacloprid exposure is detectable in over one third of wild bird samples from diverse Texas ecoregions. Sci Total Environ 876:162723. *co-first authors

129. Landsgaard KA, Milliron SM, Faccin M, Broughton CA, Auckland LD, Edwards JF, Hamer SA, Hensel ME. 2023. Protozoal meningoencephalitis and myelitis in four dogs associated with Trypanosoma cruzi infection. Vet Parasitol 60:199-202.

128. Fimbres-Macias, JP, TA Harris, SA Hamer, GL Hamer. 2023. Phenology and environmental predictors of Triatoma sanguisuga dispersal in east-central Texas, United States. Acta Tropica, 240:106862.

127. Fiatsonu E*, Busselman RE*, Hamer GL, Hamer SA, Ndeffo- Mbah ML. 2023. Effectiveness of fluralaner treatment regimens for the control of canine Chagas disease: A mathematical modeling study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 17(1): e0011084. *co-first authors

126. Rodriguez JY, Cummings KJ, Hodo CL, Hamer SA. 2023. A repeated cross-sectional study of intestinal parasites in Texas shelter dogs using fecal flotation and saline sedimentation. Parasitol Res 122:237–243.


125. Fernández-Santos NA, Trujillo-García, Hamer SA, Wei L, Martínez-Montoya H, Tamez-Guerra P, Hamer GL, Rodríguez-Pérez MA. 2022. Domestic Triatoma spp. infections with Trypanosoma cruzi, household infestations, and molecular identification in Oaxaca, México. Insects 13(12), 1134.

124. Scott C Edmunds, Florence Fouque, Kyle A Copas, Tim Hirsch, Paloma Helena Fernandes Shimabukuro, José Dilermando Andrade-filho, Catalina Marceló, Carlos Andrés Morales, María Camila Lesmes, Patricia Fuya, Sergio Méndez, Horacio Cadena, Álvaro Ávila-Díaz, Erika Santamaría, Živko Južnič-Zonta, Roger Eritja, John R B Palmer, Frederic Bartumeus, Maurício dos Santos-Conceição, Samira Chahad-Ehlers, Cássio Lázaro Silva-Inácio, Ana Leuch Lozovei, Andrey José de Andrade, Sara Paull, Miguel Ángel Miranda, Carlos Barceló, Francis Schaffner, Alessandra Della-Torre, Dimitri Brosens, Wouter Dekoninck, Guy Hendrickx, Wim Van Bortel, Isra Deblauwe, Nathalie Smitz, Veerle Versteirt, Rodrigo Espindola Godoy, Andreia Fernandes Brilhante, Soledad Ceccarelli, Agustín Balsalobre, María Eugenia Vicente, Rachel Curtis-Robles, Sarah A Hamer, José Manuel Ayala Landa, Jorge E Rabinovich, Gerardo A Marti, Dmitry Schigel, Publishing data to support the fight against human vector-borne diseases, GigaScience, Volume 11, 2022, giac114.

123. Hamer SA and Saunders AB. 2022. Veterinary Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) in the United States. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 52:1267-1281.

122. Scavo NA, Zecca IB, Sobotyk C, Saleh MN, Lane SK, Olson MF, Hamer SA, Verocai GG, Hamer GL. 2022. High prevalence of canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, in pet dogs from south Texas, U.S.A., with evidence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes contributing to transmission. Parasite Vector 15:407.

121. Bustamante JM, Padilla AM, White B, Auckland LD, Busselman RE, Collins S, Malcolm EL, Wilson BF, Saunders AB, Hamer SA, Tarleton RL. 2022. Prophylactic low-dose, bi-weekly benznidazole treatment fails to prevent Trypanosoma cruzi infection in dogs under intense transmission pressure. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 16(10):e0010688.

120. Padilla AM, Wang W, Akama T, Carter DS, Easom E, Freund Y, Halladay JS, Liu Y, Hamer SA, Hodo C, Wilkerson G, Orr D, White B, George A, Shen H, Wang M, Jin Y, Tse S, Jacobs RT, Tarleton RL. 2022.  Discovery of AN15368, an orally active benzoxaborole as a potential treatment for Chagas disease. Nat Microbiol 7:1536-1546. (featured in Science Magazine)

119. Dacso MM, Bente DA, Weaver SC, Kobinger GP, Melby PC, McLellan SLF, Keiser PH, Hamer SA, Hamer GL, Parker GW, Douphrate DI, Rodriquez A, Goodman ML, XIII A, Gray GC. 2022. Texas professionals are employing a one health  approach to protect the United States against biosecurity threats. One Health 15:100431.

118. Hamer SA, Nunez C, Roundy CM, Tang W, Thomas L, Richison J, Benn JS, Auckland LD, Hensley T, Cook WE, Pauvolid-Corrêa A, Hamer GL. 2022. Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies longer than 13 months in naturally-infected, captive white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Texas. Emerg Microbes & Infect 11:2112-2115.

117. Roundy CM, Hamer SA, Zecca IB, Davila EB, Auckland LD, Tang W, Gavranovic H, Swiger SL, Tomberlin JK, Fischer RSB, Pauvolid-Corrêa A, Hamer GL. 2022. No evidence of SARS-CoV-2 among flies or cockroaches in COVID-19 positive households. J Med Entomol, 59:1479–1483. (featured in Entomology Today by the journal).

116. Balasubramanian S*, Curtis-Robles R*, Chirra B, Auckland LD, Mai A, Bocanegra-Garcia V, Clark P, Clark W, Cottingham M, Fleurie G, Johnson CD, Metz RP, Wang S, Hathaway NJ, Bailey JA , Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2022. Characterization of triatomine bloodmeal sources using direct Sanger sequencing and amplicon deep sequencing methods. Sci Rep 12:10234. *co-first authors.

115. Ceccarelli S, Balsalobre A, Vicente ME, Curtis-Robles R, Hamer SA, Ayala Landa JM, Rabinovich JE, Marti GA. 2022. American triatomine species occurrences: updates and novelties in the DataTri database. Gigabyte 2022:1-14.

114. Galán AP, Hamer SA, Folmar HA, Campbell TA, Light JE. 2022. Baseline biodiversity assessment of South Texas small mammals and host-associated hard ticks with no detection of selected tick-borne pathogens. West N Am Nat 84:254-270.

113. Malcolm E, Saunders AB, Vitt JP, Boutet BG, Hamer SA. 2022. Anti-parasitic therapy with itraconazole and amiodarone in two dogs with severe, symptomatic Chagas cardiomyopathy.  J Vet Intern Med 36:1000-1005.

112. Salomon J*, Fernandez Santos NA*, Zecca IB, Estrada-Franco JG, Davila E, Hamer GL, Rodriguez Perez MA, Hamer SA. 2022. Brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato) infection with endosymbiont and human pathogenic Rickettsia spp., northeastern Mexico. Intl J Environ Res Pub Hlth 19, 6249. *co-first authors.

111. Roundy CM, Nunez CM, Thomas LF, Auckland LD, Tang W, Richison III JJ, Green BR, Hilton CD, Cherry MJ, Pauvolid-Corrêa A, Hamer GL, Cook WE, Hamer SA. 2022. High seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at one of three captive cervid facilities in Texas. Microbiol Spectr 10:e00576-22.

Description unavailable110. Hamer SA, Ghai RR, Zecca IB, Auckland LD, Roundy CM, Davila E, Busselman RE, Tang W, Pauvolid-Corrêa A, Killian ML, Jenkins-Moore M, Torchetti MK, Robbe Austerman S, Lim A, Akpalu Y, Fischer RSB, Barton Behravesh C, Hamer GL. 2022. SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant of concern detected in a pet dog and cat after exposure to a person with COVID-19, USA. Transbound Emerg Dis 69:1656-1658. (Featured on journal cover).

109. Davila E*, Fernández-Santos NA*, Estrada-Franco JG, Wei L, Aguilar-Durán JA, López-López MJ, Solís-Hernández R, García-Miranda R, Velázquez-Ramírez DD, Torres-Romero J, Arellano Chávez S, Cruz-Cadena R, Navarro-López R, Pérez de León AA, Guichard-Romero C, Martin E, Tang W, Frank M, Borucki M, Turell MJ, Pauvolid-Corrêa A, Rodríguez-Pérez MA, Ochoa-Díaz-López H, Hamer SA, Hamer GL. 2022. Domestic dogs as sentinels for West Nile virus, but not Aedes-borne flaviviruses, Mexico. Emerg Infect Dis 28:1071-1074. *co-first authors (selected for a press summary by the journal).

108. Busselman RE and Hamer SA. 2022. Chagas disease ecology in the United States: Recent advances in understanding Trypanosoma cruzi transmission among triatomines, wildlife and domestic animals and a quantitative synthesis of vector-host interactions. Annu Rev Anim Biosci 10:325-348.


107. Busselman RE, Meyers AC, Zecca IB, Auckland LD, Castro AC, Dowd RE, Curtis-Robles R, Hodo CL, Saunders AB, Hamer SA. 2021. High incidence of Trypanosoma cruzi infections in dogs directly detected through longitudinal tracking at 10 multi-dog kennels, Texas, USA. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 15(11): e0009935.

106. Šafářová B, Giusti CH, Perez MP, Zecca IB, Carbajal ES, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2021. Habitat and environmental risks of Chagas disease in low-income colonias and peri-urban subdivisions in South Texas. Habitat Int 118:102460.

105. Matthews DJ, Saunders AB, Meyers AC, Gordon SG, Hamer SA. 2021. Cardiac diagnostic test results and outcomes in 44 dogs naturally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. J Vet Intern Med 35:1800-1809.

104. Adams DR, Golnar AJ, Hamer SA, Slotman MA, Hamer GL. 2021. Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) survivorship following the ingestion of bird blood infected with Haemoproteus sp. parasites. Parasitol Res 120:2343–2350.

103. Tsao JI, Hamer SA, Han S, Sidge JL, Hickling GJ. 2021. The contribution of wildlife hosts to the rise of ticks and tick-borne diseases in North America. J Med Entomol 58:1565-1587.

102. Zecca IB, Hodo CL, Swarts HM, DeMaar TW, Snowden KF, Prestridge HL, Light JE, Hamer SA. 2021. Trypanosoma cruzi and incidental Sarcocystis spp. in endangered ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) of South Texas. J Wildl Dis 57:667-671.

101. Meyers AC, Auckland L, Meyers HF, Rodriguez CA, Kontowicz E, Petersen CA, Travi B, Sanders JP, Hamer SA. 2021. Epidemiology of vector-borne pathogens among United States government working dogs.  Vector Borne and Zoonotic Dis 21:358-368.

100. Hamer SA, Pauvolid-Corrêa A, Zecca IB, Davila E, Auckland LD, Roundy CM, Tang W, Torchetti M, Killian ML, Jenkins-Moore M, Mozingo K, Akpalu Y, Ghai RR, Spengler JR, Barton Behravesh C, Fischer RSB, Hamer GL. 2021. SARS-CoV-2 infections and viral isolations among serially tested cats and dogs in households with infected owners in Texas, USA. Viruses 13(5): 938.

99. DeBrock S, Cohen E, Balasubramanian S, Marra P. Hamer SA. 2021. Characterization of the Plasmodium and Haemoproteus parasite community in temperate-tropical birds during spring migration. Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 15:12-21.

98. Meyers AC, Edwards EE, Sanders JP, Saunders AB, Hamer SA. 2021. Fatal Chagas myocarditis in government working dogs in the southern United States: cross-reactivity and differential diagnoses in five cases across six months. Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 24:100545.

97. Hopke K, Meyers A, Auckland A, Hamer S, Florin D, Diesel A, Patterson A. 2021. Leishmania mexicana in a central Texas cat: clinical presentation, molecular identification, sand fly vector collection, and novel management. JFMS Open Reports 7:1-6.

96. Golnar AJ, Medeiros MCI, Rosenbaum K, Bejcek J, Hamer SA, Hamer GL. 2021. Vector-borne blood-parasites of the great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) in east-central Texas, USA. Microorganisms 9:504.

94. Busselman RE, Olson MF, Martinez V, Davila E, Briggs C, Eldridge D, Higgins B, Bass B, Cropper TL, Casey TM, Edwards T, Teel PD, Hamer SA, Hamer GL. 2021. Host bloodmeal identification in cave-dwelling Ornithodoros turicata Dugès (Ixodida: Argasidae), Texas, USA. Front Vet Sci 8:639400.


93. Scharf WC, Auckland L, Shugart GW, Hamer SA. 2020. Occurrence of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on birds in northwestern lower Michigan, 2011-2019. Great Lakes Entomol 53:126-137.

92. Gardner Am, Pawlikowski NC, Hamer SA, Hickling GJ, Miller JR, Schotthoefer AM, Tsao JI, Allan BF. 2020. Landscape features predict the current and forecast the future geographic spread of Lyme disease. Proc Royal Soc B,287: 20202278.

91. Salomon J, Hamer SA, and Swei A. 2020.  A beginner’s guide to collecting questing hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae): a standardized tick dragging protocol. J Insect Sci 20:11; 1–8.

90. Díaz-Delgado J, Kellerman TE, Auckland L, Ferro PJ, Groch KR, Gomez G, Hamer SA. 2020. Trypanosoma cruzi genotype I and Toxoplasma gondii coinfection in a red-necked wallaby (syn. Bennett’s wallaby; Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus), Texas, USA. J Comp Pathol 179:52-58.

89. Saunders AB and Hamer SA. 2020. Chagas disease: Trypanosoma cruzi infection in dogs. Today’s Veterinary Practice July/August 2020: 2-8.

88. Meyers A, Purnell J, Ellis M, Auckland L, Meinders M, Hamer SA. 2020. Nationwide exposure of U.S. working dogs to the Chagas disease parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. Am J Trop Med Hyg 102:1078 – 1085.

87. Meyers AC, Ellis MM, Purnell JC, Auckland LD, Meinders M, Saunders AB, Hamer SA. 2020. Selected cardiac abnormalities in Trypanosoma cruzi serologically positive, discordant, and negative working dogs along the Texas-Mexico border. BMC Veterinary Research 16:101.

86.  Zecca IB, Hodo CL, Slack S, Auckland A, Hamer SA. 2020. Trypanosoma cruzi infections and associated pathology in urban-dwelling Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana). Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 11:287-293.

85. Mann AE, Mitchell EA, Zhang Y, Curtis-Robles R, Thapta S, Hamer SA*, Allen MS*. 2020. Comparison of the bacterial gut microbiome of North American Triatoma spp. with and without Trypanosoma cruzi. Front Microbiol 11:364. *co-corresponding authors.

84. Zecca IB, Hodo CL, Slack S, Auckland L, Rodgers S, Killets KC, Saunders AB, Hamer SA. 2020. Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection and associated histologic findings in domestic cats (Felis catus). Vet Parasitol 278:109014.

83. Hodo CL, Edwards EEW, Bañuelos RM, Wozniak EJ, Hamer SA. 2020. Discrete typing unit associations and pathology of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in coyotes (Canis latrans) and raccoons (Procyon lotor) of Texas, USA. J Wildlife Dis 56:134-144.

82.  Latas P, Auckland L, Teel P, Hamer SA. 2020. Argas (Persicargas) giganteus soft tick infection with Rickettsia hoogstraali and relapsing fever Borrelia on wild avian species of the desert southwest, USA. J Wildl Dis 56:113-125.

81. Hodo CL, Forgacs D, Auckland LD, Bass K, Lindsay C, Bingaman M, Sani T, Colwell K, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2020. Presence of diverse Rickettsia spp. and absence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ticks in an East Texas forest with reduced tick density associated with controlled burns. Ticks Tick-Borne Dis 11:101310.


80. Kjeldgaard, M.K.*, O.M. Takano*, A.A. Bockoven*, T.D. Teel, J.E. Light, S.A. Hamer, G.L. Hamer, and M.D. Eubanks. 2019. Red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) aggression influences the behavior of three hard tick species. Experimental and Applied Acarology 79:87–97. *co-first authors

79. Golnar A, Martin E, Wormington JD, Kading RC, Teel P, Hamer SA, Hamer G. 2019. Reviewing the potential vectors and hosts of African swine fever virus transmission in the United States. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 19:512-524.

78. Wormington JD, Golnar A, Poh K, Kading RC, Martin E, Hamer SA, Hamer GL. 2019. Risk of African swine fever virus sylvatic establishment and spillover to domestic swine in the United States. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 19:506-511.

77. Meyers AC, Hamer SA, Matthews D, Gordon SG, Saunders AB. 2019. Risk factors and select cardiac characteristics associated with Trypanosoma cruzi infection in naturally infected dogs presenting to a teaching hospital in Texas. J Vet Intern Med 33:1695-1706.

76. Garrett K, Groves B, Cloherty E, Balsamo G, Barron H, Farid H, Beasley J, Hill J, Brown J, McManners K, Peshock L, Lewis M, Yabsley M, Gabriel M, Nemeth N, Oesterle P, Schott R, Schnellbacher R, Hamer S, Ortiz S, Hernandez S, Straif-Bourgeois S. 2019. Prevalence, distribution, and diversity of cryptic piroplasm infections in raccoons from selected areas of the United States and Canada. Int J Parasitol: Parasites Wildl 9:224-233.

Kissing Bug75. Beatty NL, Behrens-Bradley N, Love M, McCants F, Smith S, Schmidt JO, Hamer SA, Dorn PL, Ahmad N, Klotz SA. 2019. Rapid detection of human blood in triatomines (kissing bugs) utilizing a lateral flow immunochromatographic assay – A pilot study . Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 114: e190047. (Featured on journal cover).

74. Martin E, Chu E, Shults P, Golnar AJ, Swanson DA, Benn J, Kim D, Schneider P, Pena S, Culver C, Medeiros MCI, Hamer SA, Hamer GL. 2019. Culicoides species community composition and infection status with parasites in an urban environment of east central Texas. Parasites & Vectors 12:39.
Research conducted by students in ENTO/VIBS 426/626 Methods in Vector-borne Disease Ecology- all student participants are co-authors

73. Hodo CL, Rodriguez JY, Curtis-Robles R, Zecca IB, Snowden KF, Cummings KY, Hamer SA. 2019. Repeated cross-sectional study of Trypanosoma cruzi exposure in Texas shelter dogs, in the context of Dirofilaria immitis and tick-borne pathogen prevalence. J Vet Intern Med 33:158-166.


72. Maestas LP, Mays SE, Britten HB, Auckland LD, Hamer SA. 2018. Surveillance for Ixodes scapularis (Acari Ixodidae) and Borrelia burgdorferi in eastern South Dakota state parks and nature areas. J Med Entomol 55:1549-1554.

71. Hamer GL. Bejcek JR, Valdez EA, Curtis-Robles R, Hamer SA. 2018. A pilot radio telemetry field study of triatomine vectors (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) of the Chagas disease parasite. J Med Entomol 55:1380-1385. (Featured in Smithsonian MagazineEntomology TodayTAMU Ento Dept. and more).

70. Kading RC, Golnar AJ, Hamer SA, Hamer GL. 2018. Advanced surveillance and preparedness to meet a new era of invasive vectors and emerging vector-borne diseases. PLoS Neg Trop Dis 12(10): e0006761.

69. Curtis-Robles R*, Meyers AC*, Auckland LD, Zecca IB, Skiles R, Hamer SA. 2018. Parasitic interactions among Trypanosoma cruzi, triatomine vectors, domestic animals, and wildlife in Big Bend National Park along the Texas-Mexico border. Acta Tropica 188:225-233. *co-first authors

68. Hodo CL, Wilkerson GK, Birkner EC, Gray SB, Hamer SA. 2018. Trypanosoma cruzi transmission among captive nonhuman primates, wildlife, and vectors. EcoHealth 15:426-436.

67. Hickling GJ, Kelly J, Auckland LD, Hamer SA. 2018. Increasing prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto infected ticks in Tennessee Valley, Tennessee, USA. Emerg Infect Dis, 24:1713-1716. (Featured in Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy).

66. Wormington JD, Gillum C, Meyers AC, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2018. Daily activity patterns of movement and refuge use in Triatoma gerstaeckeri and Rhodnius prolixus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), vectors of the Chagas disease parasite. Acta Tropica 18:301–306.

65. Hamer SA, Curtis-Robles R, Hamer GL. 2018. Contributions of citizen scientists to arthropod vector data in the age of digital epidemiology. Curr Opin Insect Sci 28:98-104.

64. Hodo, CL, Mauldin MR, Light JE, Wilkins K, Tang S, Nakazawa Y, Emerson GL, Ritter JM, Mansell JL, Hamer SA. 2018. A novel poxvirus in proliferative lesions of wild rodents in east-central Texas. Emerg Infect Dis 24:1069-1072. (Selected for a press summary by the journal; Covered by Live Science, Fox News.)

63. Stromdahl EY, Nadolny RN, Hickling GJ, Hamer SA, Ogden NH, Casal C, Heck GA, Gibbons JA, Cremeans TF, Pilgard MA. 2018. Amblyomma americanum ticks are not vectors of the Lyme disease agent, Borrelia burgdorferi: a review of the evidence. J Med Entomol 55:501-514. (Featured on journal cover, TickEncounter, Science Daily, Entomology Today) .

62. Bejcek JR*, Curtis-Robles R *, Riley M, Brundage A, Hamer SA, Hamer GL. 2018. Clear resin casting of arthropods of medical importance for use in educational and outreach activities. J Insect Sci, 18(2) 34:1–4. *co-first authors.(Featured on journal cover, Entomology Today and Dept. Entomology).

61. Curtis-Robles R, Auckland LD, Hodo CL, Snowden KF, Nabity MB, Hamer SA. 2018. Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing unit TcIV implicated in a case of acute disseminated canine Chagas disease. Vet Parasitol: Regional Studies and Reports, 12: 85-88.

60. Curtis-Robles R, Hamer S, Lane S, Levy M, Hamer G. 2018. Bionomics and spatial distribution of Triatomine vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi in Texas and other southern states, USA. Am J Trop Med Hyg 98:113-121.

59. Hensel M, Bertram M, Rech R, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2018. Survey of gross and histopathologic findings in two wintering subpopulations of sandhill cranes ( Antigone canadensis). J Wildl Dis 54:156-160.

58. Curtis-Robles R, Auckland LD, Snowden KF, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2018. Analysis of over 1500 triatomine vectors from across the US, predominantly Texas, for Trypanosoma cruzi infection and discrete typing units. Infec Genet Evol 58:171-180.


57. Hodo CL, Hamer SA. 2017. Toward an ecological framework for assessing reservoirs of vector-borne pathogens: wildlife reservoirs of Trypanosoma cruzi across the southern United States. ILAR J., 58: 379-392.

56. Leahy AM, Cummings KJ, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Hamer SA, Lawhon SD. 2017. C ampylobacter shedding among dogs in animal shelters across Texas. Zoonoses Publ Hlth, 64:623–627.

55. Meyers A, Meinders M, Hamer SA. 2017. Widespread Trypanosoma cruzi infection in government working dogs along the Texas-Mexico Border: discordant serology, parasite genotyping and associated vectors. PLoS Neg Trop Dis 11(8): e0005819.

54. Bertram MR, Hamer GL, Hartup BK, Snowden KF, Medeiros MCI, Hamer SA. 2017. Haemosporida prevalence and diversity are similar in endangered wild whooping cranes ( Grus americana) and sympatric sandhill cranes ( Grus canadensis). Parasitology 144:629-640.

53. Curtis-Robles R*, Zecca IB*, Roman-Cruz V, Carbajal ES, Auckland LD, Flores I, Millard AV, Hamer SA. 2017. Trypanosoma cruzi (agent of Chagas disease) in sympatric human and dog populations in colonias of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, USA. Am J Trop Med Hyg 94:805-814. *co-first authors

52. Jones WO, Gruntmeir JM, Hamer SA, Little SE. 2017. Temperate and tropical lineages of brown dog ticks in North America. Vet Parasitol: Reg Stud Rep 7:58-61.

51. Curtis-Robles R, Snowden KF, Dominguez B, Dinges L, Rodgers S, Mays G, Hamer SA. 2017. Epidemiology and molecular typing of Trypanosoma cruzi in naturally-infected hound dogs and associated triatomine vectors in Texas, USA. PLoS Neg Trop Dis 11:e0005298.

50. Bertram MR, Hamer SA, Hartup BK, Snowden KF, Medeiros MC, Outlaw DC, Hamer GL. 2017. A novel Haemosporida clade at the rank of genus in North American cranes (Aves: Gruiformes). Mol Phylogenet Evol 109:73-79.

49. Hodo CL, Bertolini NR, Bernal JC, VandeBerg JL, Hamer SA. 2017. Apparent lack of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in urban roof rats at a Texas non-human primate facility with naturally infected primates . J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 56:1-6.


48. Grigar MK, Cummings KJ, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Rankin SC, Johns K, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2016. Salmonella surveillance among Great-tailed Grackles ( Quiscalus mexicanus) and other urban bird species in eastern Texas. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis, 16:752-757.

47. Loss SR, Noden BH, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2016. A quantitative synthesis of the role of birds in carrying ticks and tick-borne pathogens in North America. Oecologica 182:947-959.

46. Leahy AM, Cummings KJ, Rodriguez-Rivera LD, Rankin SC, Hamer SA. 2016. Evaluation of fecal Salmonella shedding among dogs at seven animal shelters across Texas. Zoonoses Public Hlth. 63:515-521.

45. Hodo, CL, Goodwin CC, Mayes BC, Mariscal JA, Waldrup KA, Hamer SA. 2016. Trypanosome species, including Trypanosoma cruzi, in sylvatic and peridomestic bats of Texas, USA. Acta Trop. 164:259-266.

44. Castellanos, AA*, Medeiros MCI*, Hamer GL, Morrow ME, Eubanks MD, Teel PD, Hamer SA, Light JE. 2016. Decreased small mammal and on-host tick abundance in association with invasive red imported fire ants ( Solenopsis invicta). Biol Lett, 12:20160463. *co-first authors. ( Coverage of this research by AgriLife)

43. Vitt JP, Saunders AB, O’Brien MT, Mansell J, Ajithdoss DK, Hamer SA. 2016. Diagnostic features of acute Chagas myocarditis with sudden death in a family of Boxer dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 30: 1210–1215.

42. Comeaux JM*, Curtis-Robles R *, Lewis BC, Cummings KJ, Mesenbrink BT, Leland BR, Bodenchuk MJ , Hamer SA. 2016. Survey of feral swine ( Sus scrofa) infection with the agent of Chagas disease ( Trypanosoma cruzi) in Texas. J Wildl Dis, 52:627-630. *co-first authors.

41. Springer YP, Hoekman D , Johnson PTJ, Duffy PA, Hufft RA, Barnett DT, Allan BF, Amman BR, Barker CM, Barrera R, Beard CB, Beati L, Begon M, Blackmore MS, Bradshaw WE, Brisson D, Calisher CH, Childs JE, Diuk-Wasser MA, Douglass RJ, Eisen RJ, Foley DH, Foley JE, Gaff HD, Gardner SL, Ginsberg HS, Glass GE, Hamer SA, Hayden MH, Hjelle B, Holzapfel CM, Juliano SA, Kramer LD, Kuenzi AJ, LaDeau SL, Livdahl TP, Mills JN, Moore CG, Morand S, Nasci RS, Ogden NH, Ostfeld RS, Parmenter RR, Piesman J, Reisen WK, Savage HM, Sonenshine DE, Swei A, Yabsley MJ. 2016. Continental scale surveillance of infectious agents: Tick-, mosquito-, and rodent-borne parasite sampling designs for NEON. Ecosphere, 7(5):e01271.

40. Curtis-Robles R, Lewis BC, Hamer SA. 2016. High Trypanosoma cruzi infection prevalence associated with minimal cardiac pathology among wild carnivores in central Texas. Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl, 5:117-123.

39. Hodo, CL, Whitley DB, Hamer SA, Corapi WV, Snowden K, Heatley JJ, Rodrigues Hoffmann A. 2016. Histopathological and molecular characterization of Sarcocystis calchasi encephalitis in doves in Texas. J Wildl Dis, 52:395-399.

38. Bryan LK, Hamer SA, Shaw S, Curtis-Robles R, Auckland LD, Hodo CL, Chaffin K, Rech R. 2016. Chagas disease in a Texan horse with neurologic deficits. Vet Parasitol, 216:13-17.

37. Wang H-H, Grant WE, Teel PD, Hamer SA. 2016. Tick-borne infectious agents in nature: simulated effects of changes in host density on spatial-temporal prevalence in infected ticks. Ecological Modelling 323:77-86.


36. Keith RS, Keith BS, Scharf WC, Hamer SA. 2015. Ixodes brunneus (Acarina: Ixodidae) from two bird hosts: A new Michigan tick. Great Lakes Entomologist 48:201-204.

35. Curtis-Robles R, Wozniak EJ, Auckland LD, Hamer GL, Hamer SA. 2015. Combining public health education and disease ecology research: Using citizen science to assess Chagas disease entomological risk in Texas. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(12): e0004235. (Selected by journal editors for a media release.)

34. Wang H-H, Grant WE, Teel PD, Hamer SA. 2015. Simulation of climate-tick-host-landscape interactions: Effects of shifts in the seasonality of host population fluctuations on tick densities. J Vector Ecol 40:247-255 .

33. Cohen EB, Auckland LD, Marra PP, Hamer SA. 2015. Avian migrants facilitate invasions of Neotropical ticks and tick-borne pathogens into the United States. Appl Environ Microbiol, 81 : 8366 8378 . (Selected by editors as a Spotlight! Check out coverage of this research at ( Texas Standard, The Nature Conservancy, Texas A&M Today, US News & World Reports, Texas Tribune)

32. Hamer SA, Weghorst AC, Auckland LD, Roark EB, Strey OF, Teel PD, Hamer GL. 2015. Comparison of DNA and carbon and nitrogen stable isotope-based techniques for tick blood meal analysis. J Med Entomol, 52: 1043-1049 .

31. Rodriguez J, Hamer S, Castellanos A, Light J. 2015. Survey of a rodent and tick community in east-central Texas . Southeast Nat, 14:415-424.

30. Bertram MR, Hamer GL, Snowden KF, Hartup BK, Hamer SA. 2015. Coccidian parasites and conservation implications for the endangered whooping crane ( Grus americana). PLoS ONE, 10(6): e0127679.

29. Stromdahl E, Nadolny R, Gibbons J, Aukland L, Vince M, Elkins C, Murphy M, Hickling G, Eshoo M, Carolan H, Crowder C, Pilgard M, Hamer S. 2015. Borrelia burgdorferi not confirmed in human-biting Amblyomma americanum ticks from the southeastern United States. J Clin Microbiol. 53:1697-704. (Check out coverage of this research on Tick Encounter website.)


28. Stromdahl E, Hamer SA, Jenkins S, Sloan L, Williamson P, Foster E, Nadolny R, Elkins C, Vince M, Pritt B. 2014. Comparison of phenology and pathogen prevalence, including infection with the Ehrlichia muris-like (EML) agent, of Ixodes scapularis removed from soldiers in the midwestern and the northeastern United States over a 15 year period (1997-2012). Parasit Vector. 7:553.

27. Hamer SA, Hickling GJ, Walker ED, Tsao JI. 2014. Increased diversity of zoonotic pathogens and Borrelia burgdorferi strains in established versus incipient Ixodes scapularis populations across the Midwestern United States. Infect Genet Evol. 27:532-542.

26. Tenney T, Curtis-Robles R, Snowden KF, Hamer SA. 2014. Shelter dogs as sentinels for widespread Trypanosoma cruzi transmission across Texas. Emerg Infect Dis. 20:1323-1326. (Check out media coverage at NPR, The Scientist, Discover Magazine).


25. Hamer SA, Bernard AB, Donovan RM, Hartel JA, Wrangham RW, Otali E, Goldberg TL. 2013. Coincident tick infestations in the nostrils of wild chimpanzees and a human in Uganda. Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:924-927. (Check out media coverage at Science, National Geographic, PRI) .

24. Hamer SA, Amuzie CJ, Williams KJ, Smedley RC. 2013. Pathology in Practice: Infectious laryngotracheitis virus in organic laying chickens, Michigan. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 242:477-479.


23. Rosen ME, Hamer SA, Gerhardt RR, Jones CJ, Muller LI, Scott MC, Hickling GJ. 2012. Borrelia burgdorferi not detected in widespread Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from white-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus) in Tennessee. J Med Entomol. 49:1473-1480.

22. Hamer SA, Hickling GJ, Keith R, Sidge JL, Walker ED, Tsao JI. 2012. Associations of passerine birds, rabbits, and ticks with Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia andersonii in Michigan, U.S.A. Parasite Vector. 5:231.

21. Hamer SA, Goldberg TK, Kitron UD, Brawn JD, Anderson TK, Loss SR, Walker ED, Hamer GL. 2012. Wild birds and the urban ecology of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2005-2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 18:1589-1595. (Paper selected as a media highlight).

20. Margos G, Tsao J, Castillo-Ramírez S, Girard Y, Hamer S, Hoen A, Lane R, Raper S, Ogden N. 2012. Two boundaries separate Borrelia burgdorferi populations in North America. Appl Environ Microbiol. Appl Environ Microbiol. 78:6059-6067 .

19. Hamer SA, EW Lehrer, Magle SB. 2012. Wild birds as sentinels for multiple zoonotic pathogens along an urban to rural gradient in greater Chicago, Illinois. Zoonoses Public Hlth. 59:355-364.

18. Pepin KM, Eisen RJ, Mead PS, Piesman J, Fish D, Hoen AG, Barbour A, Hamer SA, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2012. Geographic variation in the relationship between human Lyme disease incidence and the density of infected host-seeking Ixodes scapularis nymphs in the US. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 86:1062-1071.

17. Hamer SA, Hickling GJ, Sidge JL, Walker ED, Tsao JI. 2012. Synchronous phenology of juvenile Ixodes scapularis, vertebrate host associations, and patterns of Borrelia burgdorferi ribotypes in the midwestern United States. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 3:65-75.

16. Diuk-Wasser, MA, Hoen AG, Cislo P, Brinkerhoff R, Hamer SA, Rowland M, Cortinas R, Vourc’h G, Melton F, Hickling GJ, Tsao JI, Bunikis J, Barbour AG, Kitron U, Piesman J, Fish D. 2012. Human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent, in eastern United States. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 86:320-327.


15. Rydzewski J, Mateus-Pinilla N, Warner R, Hamer S, Weng H-Y, Haramis L. 2011. Ixodes scapularis and Borrelia burgdorferi among diverse habitats within a natural area in east-central Illinois. Vector-borne Zoonot 11:1351-1358.

14. Hamer SA, Hickling GJ, Sidge JL, Rosen ME, Walker ED, Tsao JI. 2011. Diverse Borrelia burgdorferi strains in a bird-tick cryptic cycle. Appl Environ Microb 77:1999-2007.


13. Scott C, Rosen M, Hamer S, Baker E, Edwards H, Crowder C, Tsao J, Hickling G. 2010. High-prevalence Borrelia miyamotoi infection among Wild Turkeys ( Meleagris gallopavo) in Tennessee. J Med Ent. 47:1238-42.

12. Hamer SA, Tsao JI, Walker ED, Hickling GJ. 2010. Invasion of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis: implications for Borrelia burgdorferi endemicity. EcoHealth 7:47-63.

11. Diuk-Wasser MA, Vourc’h G. Cislo P, Gatewood AG, Melton F, Hamer SA, Rowland M, Cortinas MR, Hickling GJ, Tsao JI, Kitron U, Piesman J, Fish D. 2010. Field and climate-based model for predicting the density of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis in the United States. Global Ecol Biogeogr 19:504-514.


10. Gatewood AG, Liebman KA, Vourc’h G, Bunikis J, Hamer SA, Cortinas R, Melton F, Cislo P, Kitron U, Tsao J, Barbour AG, Fish D, Diuk-Wasser MA. 2009. Climate and tick seasonality are predictors of Borrelia burgdorferi genotype distribution. Appl Environ Micrb. 75:2476-2483.

9. Hamer SA, Tsao JI, Walker ED, Mansfield LS, Foster ES, Hickling GJ. 2009. Canines as sentinels for emerging Ixodes scapularis-borne zoonoses risk. Am J Vet Res. 70:49-56.


8. Hamer SA, Hickling GJ, Roy P, Walker ED, Foster ES, Barber CC, and Tsao JI. 2007. Zoonotic pathogens in Ixodes scapularis, Michigan. Emerg Infect Dis. 7:1131-1133.


7. Ward MP, Raim A, Yaremych-Hamer S, Lampman R, and Novak R. 2006. Does the roosting behavior of birds affect the transmission dynamics of West Nile virus? Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:350-355.

6. Diuk-Wasser M, Gatewood A, Cortinas R, Yaremych-Hamer S, Tsao J, Kitron U, Hickling G, Walker E, Brownstein J, Piesman J, and Fish D. 2006. Spatial and temporal patterns of nymphal host-seeking I. scapularis in the United States. J Med Ent 43:166-176.


5. Yaremych SA, Novak RJ, Raim AJ, Mankin PC, and Warner RE. 2004. Home range and habitat use by American Crows in east-central Illinois. Wilson Bull, 116:232-239.

4. Yaremych SA, Levengood JM, Novak RJ, Mankin PC, and Warner RE. 2004. Gender determination and sex-specific West Nile virus mortality of American Crows. Wildl Soc Bull 32:893-899.

3. Yaremych SA, Warner RE, Mankin PC, Brawn JD, Raim AJ, and Novak RJ. 2004. West Nile virus and high death rate in American Crows. Emerg Infect Dis. 10:709-711.

2. Mulvaney RL, Yaremych SA, Khan SA, Swiader JM, and Horgan BP. 2004. Use of diffusion to determine soil cation-exchange capacity by ammonium saturation. Comm Soil Sci Plant Anal. 35:51-67.


1. Yaremych SA, Warner RE, Van de Wyngaerde MT, Ringia AM, Lampman RL, and Novak RJ. 2003. West Nile virus detection in American Crows. Emerg Infect Dis. 9:1319-1321.

Book Chapters

Hamer SA and Hamer GL. Pathogen transmission at the expanding bird-human interface.In Avian Disease Ecology. Editors: Owen, Hawley, and Huyvaert. Oxford University Press, Spring 2021.

Zecca IB and Hamer SA. Chagas Disease. In 16th Edition, Maxey-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine. McGraw-Hill Companies, Spring 2021.

Hamer SA, Saunders A, Snowden KF. Trypanosomiasis. In Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, Exert Consult, Fifth Edition. Jane Sykes, editor. Elsevier. Amsterdam. In press (Spring 2021). 

Hamer SA, Hodo CL*. 2018. Chagas Disease: wildlife infection with Trypanosoma cruzi in a One Health context. In Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Vol. 9. Robert Eric Miller, Paul Peter Calle, and Nadine Lamberski, editors. Elsevier. Amsterdam.

Hamer, SA, Cooley TM, Hamer GL. 2011. Avian Diseases. Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. Available at:

Yaremych SA, Warner RE, Mankin PC, Brawn JD, Raim AJ, and Novak RJ. 2005. West Nile virus causes high mortality in a free-ranging population of American Crows [reprint]. In Wildlife Diseases: Landscape Epidemiology, Spatial Distribution and Utilization of Remote Sensing Technology. S.K. Majumdar, J. Huffman, F.J. Brenner, and A.I. Panah, editors. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences. Pages 200-204.