William Reisen

William Reisen

Professor Emeritus

Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

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1967, BS, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
1968, MS, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
1974, PhD, University of Oklahoma, Normal, OK
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Surveillance testing of mosquitoes and birds in California, (Principal Investigator), Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California
Co-Investigator, Training Program in the Biology of Disease Vectors, G Lanzaro (Principal Investigator), NIAID NIH
Principal Investigator, Persistence of West Nile virus in California, (Principal Investigator), NIAID - NIH
Co-Principal Investigator, Impact of climate change on mosquito-borne arbovirus transmission, PI Yr 1; Co-PI Yr 2&3: Barker CM (Principal Investigator), CDC Atlanta
Principal Investigator, Risk of introduction and establishment of emerging arboviruses in California, (Principal Investigator), Mosquito Research Foundation
Co-Principal Investigator, Integrated population-based surveillance for West Nile virus activity in four California Counties and Surveillance of West Nile in California, C Glaser (Principal Investigator), CDC, ELC
Principal Investigator, Surveillance and control of arboviruses in Coachella Valley, California, (Principal Investigator), CMVCA Foundation [Coachella Valley MVCD]
Collaborator, Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics, (Principal Investigator), Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health Science and Technology Directorate, Depa
Honors and Awards
1972 Sigma Xi Student Research Award
1974 Arthur T. Bragg Award for outstanding research in natural history, University of Oklahoma
1989-1994 American Committee on Medical Entomology, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
1989-1992 Vice President, President Elect and President, Society of Vector Ecology
1992 Leader, People to People delegation of Vector Ecologists to the People’s Republic of China
1996-1998 Secretary, Chairman Elect, Chairman, Section D Medical Entomology, Entomological Society of America
2001 Lifetime Award for Achievement in Medical Entomology, Society for Vector Ecology, International Congress.
2003 Fellow, Entomological Society of America.
2004 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research, University of California, Davis.
2006 John N. Belkin Award for Excellence in Vector Ecology, American Mosquito Control Association.
2006 Distinguished Service Award, Society for Vector Ecology.
2012 Harry Hoogstraal Medal, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the American Committee of Medical Entomology
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2012 Walton WC, Reisen WK : Influence of Climate Change on Mosquito Development and Bloodfeeding Patterns, , Viral Infections and Climate Change, . .
2012 Brault AC, Reisen WK : Environmental perturbations that influence arboviral host range: insights into emergence mechanisms, , Viral Infections and Climate Change, . .
2011 Lozano-Fuentes S, Barker CM, Coleman M, Park BB, Reisen WK, Eisen L : Emerging information technologies to provide improved decision support for surveillance, prevention, and control of vector-borne diseases, Jao C, (ed), Efficient Decision Support Systems - Practice and Challenges in Biomedical Related Domain, Rijeka. 89-114.
2010 Weaver SC, Reisen WK : Present and Future Arboviral Threats, , Antiviral Research, . 328-345.
2009 Reisen WK : Malaria, Carde R, Resh V, (ed), Encyclopedia of Insects, 3rd Edition, Oxford, UK. .
Research Focus

Population ecology of mosquitos, epidemiology, surveillance and control of mosquito-borne pathogens

Specialty Focus


Ten Recent Publications

Reisen WK, Padgett K, Fang Y, Woods L, Foss L, Anderson J, Kramer V
Chronic infections of West Nile virus detected in California dead birds.

Reiner RC, Perkins TA, Barker CM, Niu T, Chaves LF, Ellis AM, George DB, Le Menach A, Pulliam JR, Bisanzio D, Buckee C, Chiyaka C, Cummings DA, Garcia AJ, Gatton ML, Gething PW, Hartley DM, Johnston G, Klein EY, Michael E, Lindsay SW, Lloyd AL, Pigott DM, Reisen WK, Ruktanonchai N, Singh BK, Tatem AJ, Kitron U, Hay SI, Scott TW, Smith DL
A systematic review of mathematical models of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission: 1970-2010.

Reisen WK, Padgett K, Fang Y, Woods L, Foss L, Anderson J, Kramer VL
Chronic infections of West Nile virus detected in California dead birds