I am interested in the epidemiology and ecology of diseases carried by blood-sucking arthropods. My research focuses upon the prevention of Lyme disease and other human infections caused by ticks. I am very interested in how individuals can protect themselves from disease, either through personal actions or by manipulating the environment.
Select recent publications (*denotes student author)
Garnett, J.*, N.P. Connally, K. Stafford III, and M. Cartter. 2011. Evaluation of deer-targeted interventions on Lyme disease incidence in Connecticut. Public Health Reports. 126(3): 446-454.
Connally, N.P., A.J. Durante, K. Yousey-Hindes*, J.I. Meek, R. Nelson, and R. Heimer. 2009. Effectiveness of peridomestic Lyme disease prevention measures: Results of a three-year case-control study in Connecticut. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 37:201-206.
Connally, N.P., H.S. Ginsberg, and T.N. Mather. 2006. Assessing peridomestic
entomological factors as predictors for Lyme disease. Journal of Vector Ecology 31:364-370.
Pardanani, N. and T.N. Mather. 2004. Lack of spatial autocorrelation in fine-scale distributions of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 41:861-864.