Roxanne Connelly, PhD, BCE
Medical entomologist, Team Lead, Arboviral Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
Chief Entomologist, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
Dr. Roxanne Connelly is the Chief Entomologist, Entomology and Ecology Team Lead for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Arboviral Disease Branch in Fort Collins, CO. She leads a team of experts focused on public health applied research, control, and response in the area of vector surveillance and control. Prior to moving to Fort Collins, Dr. Connelly spent 17 years on the faculty of the University of Florida working directly with mosquito control programs and county extension agents throughout Florida addressing mosquito research needs as well as training and extension programming centered on mosquito biology and control and medical entomology. She mentored graduate students and taught Mosquito Biology, Mosquito Control, Insecticide Resistance, Mosquito Morphology and Identification, and Integrated Mosquito Management. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Connelly received her MS and PhD degrees in Medical Entomology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.