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Shelley Whitehead

Senior Entomologist, Penn State

A PhD graduate of Penn State who studied how environmental variation affects adult mosquito life history traits, and how these changes could influence future disease transmission. Currently Senior Entomologist at Manatee County Mosquito Control District in Palmetto, Florida.


  • 2020–present
    Senior Entomologist, Manatee County Mosquito Control District
  • 2020–2020
    Adjunct professor, University of South Carolina Upstate
  • 2020–2020
    Adjunct professor, Spartanburg Methodist College
  • 2019–2019
    Adjunct professor, Converse College
  • 2015–2019
    Doctoral Research Candidate, Penn State University


  • 2018
    Rethinking the Extrinsic Incubation Period of malaria parasites, Parasites & Vectors
  • 2017
    Quantifying the effects of temperature on mosquito and parasite traits that determine the transmission potential of human malaria, PLoS Biol
  • 2017
    Priorities for broadening the malaria vector control tool kit, Trends in Parasitology

Professional Memberships

  • American Mosquito Control Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Florida Mosquito Control Association
  • Society for Vector Ecology
  • VectorBiTE