Shelley A. Whitehead, MPH

  • PhD Candidate in Entomology
Shelley A.  Whitehead, MPH
019 Chemical Ecology Lab
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Vector and Disease Ecology
  • Public Health/Medical Entomology


PhD Entomology (Jan 2015-present) The Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA 

MPH Global Health Systems and Development (2013) Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. New Orleans, LA

BS Biology cum laude (2011) Presbyterian College. Clinton, SC

BA English cum laude (2011) Presbyterian College. Clinton, SC


Ohm, J.R., Baldini, F., Barreaux, P., Lefevre, T., Lynch, P.A., Suh, E., Whitehead, S.A., Thomas, M.B. 2018. Rethinking the Extrinsic Incubation Period of malaria parasites. Parasites & Vectors, 11(1):178. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2761-4. 

Shapiro, L.L.M., Whitehead, S.A., Thomas, M.B. 2017. Quantifying the effects of temperature on mosquito and parasite traits that determine the transmission potential of human malaria.  PLoS Biology, 15(10):e2003489.

Barreaux, P., Barreaux, A.M.G., Sternberg, E.D., Suh, E., Waite, J.L., Whitehead, S.A., Thomas, M.B. 2017. Priorities for broadening the malaria vector control tool kit.  Trends in Parasitology, 33(10):763-774.