Dr Audrey Lenhart

Honorary Appointment

Audrey obtained an MPH from Emory University and a PhD from the Department of Vector Biology at LSTM in 2006 for her work on dengue vector control.  In 2011 she obtained a permanent position as a field entomologist with the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   She is now the Lead scientist of the Integrated Vector Management Team at CDC. Audrey works closely with the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in several countries, with primary responsibility for the Amazon Malaria Initiative.  She led the CDC’s Zika response for which she received a number of prestigious awards.  She is a member of the World Health Organisations Vector Control Advisory Group.

Dr Audrey Lenhart is based at the US Center for Disease Control in Atlanta.  She also has an adjunct position at Emory University and has been an Honorary Research Fellow at LSTM since 2011.

Dr  Lenharts’s research interests are oriented toward the biology, surveillance, and control of insect vectors of disease. Her  research largely focuses on the biology, detection, and management of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes, and the operational implications of insecticide resistance. She is also am interested in novel, targeted mosquito control methods that capitalize on adult mosquito host seeking, resting and oviposition behaviors. Her research focuses primarily on vectors of malaria and arboviruses, and she has active research collaborations with academic partners, government research institutes, and ministries of health in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Yemen, Thailand, and Bangladesh.