Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, PhD, DVM, MSPH

Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, PhD, DVM, MSPH
CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Postdoctoral Investigator, University of Pennsylvania and Universidad Peruana 
Email: rcastillo@jhu.edu

Public Health Interests:

Zoonotic diseases, disease ecology, vector-borne diseases, epidemiology of infectious diseases, Chagas disease, antimicrobial resistant bacteria

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Currently, I am researcher working on neglected tropical disease in Peru. I am involved in developing epidemiological surveillance systems for early detection of neglected zoonotic diseases in South America. I also work on transmission models to better understand dynamics of infectious diseases in complex systems.

Select Publications:

Castillo-Neyra R, Chou Chu L, Quispe-Machaca V, Ancca-Juarez J, Malaga Chavez FS, Bastos Mazuelos M, Naquira C, Bern C, Gilman RH. 2015. The potential of canine sentinels for reemerging Trypanosoma cruzi transmission. Pre. Vet. Med. 120: 349-356.

Castillo-Neyra R, Barbu C, Salazar R, Borrini K, Naquira C, Levy MZ. 2015. Host-seeking behavior and dispersal of Triatoma infestans, a vector of Chagas disease, under semi-field conditions. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(1): e3433.

Castillo Neyra R, Frisancho AJ, Resnick C, Carroll KC, Rinsky JL, Rule AM, Silbergeld EK. 2014.Multidrug-Resistant and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Hog Slaughter and Processing Plant Workers and Their Community in North Carolina (USA). Environmental Health Perspectives. 122(5): 471-477.

Castillo Neyra R, Davis MF, Vegonsen L, Price LB, Silbergeld EK. 2012. Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria: an unrecognized work-related risk in food animal production. Saf Health Work. Jun; 3(2):85-91.