Chief, Entomology Branch


Audrey Lenhart, PhD, MPH
Chief, Entomology Branch
Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria

Audrey Lenhart is Chief of the Entomology Branch in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria.

Dr. Audrey Lenhart most recently served as a research entomologist in the Entomology Branch, where she led the Insecticide Resistance and Vector Control Team. In that role, she coordinated the entomology activities in the USAID-funded Latin America and Caribbean Regional Malaria Program and led CDC’s portfolio of international vector-related activities for Zika. Her team provided technical assistance throughout the Americas, Asia, and Africa regarding vector surveillance and control, including support to the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative on insecticide resistance surveillance. Lenhart led a research group that focuses on the biology and control of mosquitoes, and her laboratory applied cutting-edge next-generation techniques to identify the molecular mechanisms that cause insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors of human disease.

Dr. Lenhart is a founding member of PAHO’s Technical Advisory Group for Public Health Entomology in the Americas, and is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Vector Control Advisory Group. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and adjunct faculty in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University.

Dr. Lenhart earned her PhD from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and MPH from Emory University.

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