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Department of Biology and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida

Please note: This page provides a record of publications through December 2016 for archival purposes. To see Dr. Pulliam’s current publication list, please visit her Google Scholar page.



Borchering, RK, SE Bellan, JM Flynn, JRC Pulliam, and SA McKinley. Resource-driven encounters and the induction of disease among carnivores. bioRxiv (December 2016). doi:10.1101/091850

Journal articles

Hladish, TJ, CAB Pearson, DL Chao, DP Rojas, GL Recchia, H Gómez-Dantés, ME Halloran, JRC Pulliam, and IM Longini. (2016) Projected Impact of Dengue Vaccination in Yucatán, Mexico. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(5): e0004661. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004661

Hayman, DTS, JRC Pulliam, JC Marshall, PM Cryan, and CT Webb. (2016) Environment, host and fungal traits predict continental scale white-nose syndrome in bats. Science Advances 2(1): e1500831. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500831

Lord, JS, HM Al-Amin, S Chakma, MS Alam, ES Gurley, and JRC Pulliam. (2016) Sampling design influences the observed dominance of Culex tritaeniorhynchus: considerations for future studies of Japanese encephalitis virus transmission. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(1): e0004249. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004249

Lord, JS, ES Gurley, and JRC Pulliam. (2015) Rethinking Japanese encephalitis virus transmission: a framework for implicating host and vector species. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(12): e0004074. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004074.

Bellan, SE, JRC Pulliam, CAB Pearson, D Champredon, SJ Fox, L Skrip, AP Galvani, M Gambhir, BA Lopman, TC Porco, LA Meyers, and J Dushoff. (2015) Statistical power and validity of Ebola vaccine trials in Sierra Leone: a simulation study of trial design and analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases Published online ahead of print April 15, 2015. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)70139-8.

Heesterbeek, JAP, RM Anderson, V Andreasen, S Bansal, D De Angelis, C Dye, KTD Eames, WJ Edmunds, SDW Frost, S Funk, TD Hollingsworth, T House, V Isham, P Klepac, J Lessler, JO Lloyd-Smith, CJE Metcalf, D Mollison, L Pellis, JRC Pulliam, MG Roberts, C Viboud, and the Isaac Newton Institute IDD Collaboration. (2015) Modeling infectious disease dynamics in the complex landscape of global health. Science 347(6227): aaa4339. doi:10.1126/science.aaa4339

Tran CH, JD Sugimoto, JRC Pulliam, KA Ryan, PD Myers, P Hughes, JB Castleman, R Doty, J Johnson, J Stringfellow, N Kovacevich, J Brew, LL Cheung, B Caron, G Lipori, CA Harle, S Lincicome, C Alexander, Y Yang, IM Longini, ME Halloran, JG Morris, and PA Small. (2014) School-located influenza vaccination reduces community risk for influenza and influenza-like illness emergency care visits. PLoS ONE 9(12): e114479. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114479

Bellan, SE, JRC Pulliam, J Dushoff, and LA Meyers. (2014) Ebola control: effect of asymptomatic infection and acquired immunity. The Lancet. Published online ahead of print 14 October 2014. doi: 10.1016/S0140­6736(14)61839­0 (Appendix)

Blumberg, S, S Funk, and JRC Pulliam. (2014) Detecting Differential Transmissibilities That Affect the Size of Self-Limited Outbreaks. PLoS Pathogens 10(10): e1004452. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004452

Hollingsworth, DT, JRC Pulliam, S Funk, JE Truscott, V Isham, and AL Lloyd. (2014) Seven challenges for modelling indirect transmission: vector-borne diseases, macroparasites, and neglected tropical diseases. Epidemics. Published online ahead of print 30 August 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2014.08.007

Peel, AJ, JRC Pulliam, AD Luis, RK Plowright, TJ O’Shea, DTS Hayman, JLN Wood, CT Webb, and O Restif. (2014) The effect of seasonal birth pulses on pathogen persistence in wild mammal populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B: 281(1786): 20132962. Published online ahead of print 14 May 2014. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2962

Smith, DL, TA Perkins, Reiner, RC, CM Barker, T Niu, LF Chaves, AM Ellis, DB George, A Le Menach, JRC Pulliam, D Bisanzio, C Buckee, C Chiyaka, DAT Cummings, AJ Garcia, ML Gatton, PW Gething, DM Hartley, G Johnston, EY Klein, E Michael, AL Lloyd, DM Pigott, WK Reisen, N Ruktanonchai, BK Singh, J Stoller, AJ Tatem, U Kitron, HCJ Godfrey, JM Cohen, SI Hay, and TW Scott. (2014) Recasting the theory of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission dynamics and control. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 108(4): 185–197. Published online ahead of print 4 March 2014. doi:10.1093/trstmh/tru026

Reiner, RC, TA Perkins, CM Barker, T Niu, LF Chaves, AM Ellis, DB George, A Le Menach, JRC Pulliam, D Bisanzio, C Buckee, C Chiyaka, DAT Cummings, AJ Garcia, ML Gatton, PW Gething, DM Hartley, G Johnston, EY Klein, E Michael, SW Lindsay, AL Lloyd, DM Pigott, WK Reisen, N Ruktanonchai, BK Singh, AJ Tatem, U Kitron, SI Hay, TW Scott, and DL Smith. (2013) A systematic review of mathematical models of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission: 1970-2010. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10(81): 20120921. Published online ahead of print 13 February 2013. doi:10.1098/rsif.2012.0921

Luis, AD, DTS Hayman, TJ O’Shea, PM Cryan, AT Gilbert, JRC Pulliam, JN Mills, ME Tinonin, CKR Willis, AA Cunningham, AR Fooks, CE Rupprecht, JLN Wood, and CT Webb. (2013) A comparison of bats and rodents as reservoirs of zoonotic viruses: are bats special? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280(1756): 20122753. Published online ahead of print 1 February 2013. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2753

Restif, O, DTS Hayman, JRC Pulliam, RK Plowright, D George, AD Luis, AA Cunningham, RA Bowen, AR Fooks, TJ O’Shea, JLN Wood, and CT Webb. (2012) Model-guided fieldwork: practical guidelines for multi-disciplinary research on wildlife ecological and epidemiological dynamics. Ecology Letters 15(10): 1083-1094. Published online ahead of print 20 July 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01836.x

Bellan, SE, JRC Pulliam, JC Scott, J Dushoff, and the MMED Organizing Committee. (2012) How to make epidemiological training infectious. PLoS Biology 10(4): e1001295. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001295

Pulliam, JRC, JH Epstein, J Dushoff, SA Rahman, M Bunning, AA Jamaluddin, AD Hyatt, HE Field, AP Dobson, P Daszak, and the Henipavirus Ecology Research Group. (2012) Agricultural intensification, priming for persistence, and the emergence of Nipah virus, a lethal bat-borne zoonosis. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9(66): 89-101. Published online 1 June 2011. doi:10.1098/rsif.2011.0223

Pepin, KM, S Lass1, JRC Pulliam1, AF Read, and JO Lloyd-Smith. (2010) Identifying genetic markers of evolution for surveillance of viral host jumps. Nature Reviews Microbiology 8: 802-813. doi:10.1038/nrmicro2440

Pulliam, JRC and J Dushoff (2009) Ability to replicate in the cytoplasm predicts zoonotic transmission of livestock viruses. Journal of Infectious Diseases 199(4): 565-568. doi:10.1086/596510

Lloyd-Smith, JO, D George2, KM Pepin2, VE Pitzer2, JRC Pulliam2, AP Dobson, PJ Hudson, and BT Grenfell. (2009) Epidemic dynamics at the human-animal interface. Science 326: 1362-1367. doi:10.1126/science.1177345

Epstein, J, KJ Olival, JRC Pulliam, C Smith, J Westrum, T Hughes, AP Dobson, A Zubaid, SA Rahman, MM Basir, HE Field, and P Daszak. (2009) Pteropus vampyrus, a hunted migratory species with a multinational home-range and a need for regional management. Journal of Applied Ecology 46(5): 991-1002. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01699.x

Pulliam, JRC (2008) Viral host jumps: moving toward a predictive framework. EcoHealth 5(1):80-91. doi:10.1007/s10393-007-0149-6

Pulliam, JRC, J Dushoff, SA Levin, and AP Dobson (2007) Epidemic enhancement in partially-immune populations. PLoS ONE 2(1): e165. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000165

Epstein, JH, HE Field, S Luby, JRC Pulliam, and P Daszak (2006) Nipah virus: impact, origins, and cause of emergence. Current Infectious Disease Reports 8(1): 59-65.

Altizer, S, CL Nunn, PH Thrall, JL Gittleman, J Antonovics, AA Cunningham, AP Dobson, V Ezenwa, KE Jones, AE Pedersen, M Poss, and JRC Pulliam (2003) Social organization and parasite risk in mammals: integrating theory and empirical studies. Annual Reviews in Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 34:517-147. doi:10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.34.030102.151725

Pulliam, HR and JRC Pulliam (1999) Population regulation and social behaviour in the non-breeding season. In: Adams, N.J. & Slotow, R.H. (eds) Proceedings of the 22nd International Ornithological Congress, Durban: 2968-2982. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa.

Book chapters


Pulliam, HR, JM Drake, and JRC Pulliam. On estimating demographic and dispersal parameters for niche and source-sink models. Pages 183-215, in: Sources, Sinks, and Sustainability (J Liu, V Hull, A Morzillo, and J Wiens, eds.) Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2011. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511842399.011

Daszak, P, R Plowright, J Epstein, J Pulliam, SA Rahman, HE Field, A Jamalludin, MY Johara, CS Smith, KJ Olival, S Luby, K Halpin, AD Hyatt, AA Cunningham, and the Henipavirus Ecology Research Group. The emergence of Hendra and Nipah viruses: pathogen dynamics across a wildlife-livestock-human continuum. Pages 186-201, in: Disease Ecology: community structure and pathogen dynamics (Sharon Collinge and Chris Ray, eds.) Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2006. do:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0013


Hayman, DTS, ES Gurley, JRC Pulliam, and HE Field. The application of One Health approaches to henipavirus research. In One Health: The Human-Animal-Environment Interfaces in Emerging Infectious Diseases, (J.S. Mackenzie, M. Jeggo, P.Daszak, and J. Richt, Eds.). Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 365: 155-170. Published online ahead of print 17 November 2012. doi:10.1007/82_2012_276

Daszak, P, SP Luby, JH Epstein, MJ Hossain, ES Gurley, and JRC Pulliam. Nipah virus outbreaks and agricultural practices in Malaysia and Bangladesh (pages 205-211, in Chapter 5: Emerging and Re-emerging diseases, edited by C. Witt). In Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance (S.A. Morain and A. Budge, eds.) CRC Press: London, 2012. ISBN 9780415584715.

News, Commentaries, Editorial, and Reports

Pulliam, JRC. (2016) Editorial: From the Director’s Chair – a vision for SACEMA in its second decade. SACEMA Quarterly Published on September 14, 2016.

Pulliam, JRC, SE Bellan, M Gambhir, LA Meyers, and J Dushoff. (2015) Evaluating Ebola vaccine trials: insights from simulation. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 15(10): 1134. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00303-5

Bellan, SE, JRC Pulliam, J Dushoff, and LA Meyers. (2014) Ebola vaccine trials: the ethical mandate for a therapeutic safety net. The British Medical Journal. Published online ahead of print 2 December 2014.

Pulliam, JRC and J Dushoff (2013) Re: The Case-Chaos Study as an Adjunct of Alternative to Conventional Case-Control Study Methodology. Letter to the editor of American Journal of Epidemiology 179(2): 261-262. doi:10.1093/aje/kwt242

Pulliam, JRC (2013) Commentary on: Causal inference in disease ecology: investigating eco- logical drivers of disease emergence by Plowright et al. F1000 Public Health & Epidemiology. doi:10.3410/f.1147165.793481572

Pulliam, JRC (2012) Commentary on: Bats host major mammalian paramyxoviruses by Drexler et al. F1000 Public Health & Epidemiology. doi:10.3410/f.714797869.790252867

Lloyd-Smith, JO and JRC Pulliam (2012) Commentary on: The role of evolution in the emergence of infectious diseases by Antia et al. F1000 Ecology. doi:10.3410/f.13416997.14847056

Lloyd-Smith, JO and JRC Pulliam (2011) Commentary on: Visualizing uncertainty about the future by Spiegelhalter et al. F1000 Ecology. doi:10.3410/f.13326956.14691078

Lloyd-Smith, JO and JRC Pulliam (2011) Commentary on: Disease transmission in territorial populaitons: the small-world network of Serengeti lions by Craft et al. F1000 Ecology. doi:10.3410/f.7706956.8032054

Pulliam, JRC (2010) Symposium 17: How does having a vector matter? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 90(1): 100-105. doi:10.1890/0012-9623-91.1.100

Pulliam, JRC, S Bellan, J Hargrove, B Williams, F Roberts, and J Dushoff. (2010) Training clinic builds capacity for meaningful modeling in Africa. SIAM News 43(1): 1,12.

Pulliam, JRC, S Bellan, J Hargrove, B Williams, F Roberts, and J Dushoff. (2010) Building capacity for meaningful modeling: a first step. Society for Mathematical Biology Newsletter 23(1): 6-7.

Pulliam, JRC, HE Field, KJ Olival, and the Henipavirus Ecology Research Group (2005) Nipah virus strain variation. Letter to the editor of Emerging Infectious Diseases 11(12): 1978-1979.


Ebola Code Repository (2014-2015): http://ebola.ici3d.org/

Case-Chaos Working Wiki (2013): http://lalashan.mcmaster.ca/theobio/CaseChaos/

Database of livestock viruses (2009): http://lalashan.mcmaster.ca/hostjumps/

  1. Equal contributors, listed alphabetically.

  2. Equal contributors, listed alphabetically.