1. Cohort Profile: The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH).

    International Journal of Epidemiology 44(2):394 (2015) PMID 24639448 PMCID PMC4469793

    The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) is one of very few long-standing, publicly available longitudinal cohort studies in a sub-Saharan African (SSA) context. It provides a rare record of more than a decade of demographic, socioeconomic and health conditions in one of the ...
  2. A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor.

    Current Biology 25(5):613 (2015) PMID 25660540

    Gall-forming arthropods are highly specialized herbivores that, in combination with their hosts, produce extended phenotypes with unique morphologies [1]. Many are economically important, and others have improved our understanding of ecology and adaptive radiation [2]. However, the mechanisms th...
  3. A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor

    Current Biology (2014)

    • The plant galling Mayetiola destructor genome is replete with effector genes • The SSGP-71 effector gene family is the largest known arthropod gene family. ...
  4. Perceptions of Male Circumcision among Married Couples in Rural Malawi.

    Journal of the International Association of Pr... 13(5):443 (2014) PMID 24162614

    Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is being suggested as an essential HIV prevention strategy in high-prevalence areas. These analyses reflect data collected from 360 married couples, 50% of which included a circumcised husband and the other 50% uncircumcised, in rural Malawi. Regardless...
  5. Perceptions of Male Circumcision among Married Couples in Rural Malawi.

    Journal of the International Association of Pr... 13(5):443 (2014) PMID 24162614

    Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is being suggested as an essential HIV prevention strategy in high-prevalence areas. These analyses reflect data collected from 360 married couples, 50% of which included a circumcised husband and the other 50% uncircumcised, in rural Malawi. Regardless...
  6. Comparative validation of the D. melanogaster modENCODE transcriptome annotation.

    Genome Research 24(7):1209 (2014) PMID 24985915 PMCID PMC4079975

    Accurate gene model annotation of reference genomes is critical for making them useful. The modENCODE project has improved the D. melanogaster genome annotation by using deep and diverse high-throughput data. Since transcriptional activity that has been evolutionarily conserved is likely to have...
  7. Comparative validation of the D. melanogaster modENCODE transcriptome annotation.

    Genome Research 24(7):1209 (2014) PMID 24985915 PMCID PMC4079975

    Accurate gene model annotation of reference genomes is critical for making them useful. The modENCODE project has improved the D. melanogaster genome annotation by using deep and diverse high-throughput data. Since transcriptional activity that has been evolutionarily conserved is likely to have...
  8. Comparative validation of the D. melanogaster modENCODE transcriptome annotation.

    Genome Research 24(7):1209 (2014) PMID 24985915 PMCID PMC4079975

    Accurate gene model annotation of reference genomes is critical for making them useful. The modENCODE project has improved the D. melanogaster genome annotation by using deep and diverse high-throughput data. Since transcriptional activity that has been evolutionarily conserved is likely to have...
  9. HIV testing, subjective beliefs and economic behavior

    Journal of Development Economics 99(2):300 (2012)

    This paper examines the effects of learning HIV status on economic behavior among rural Malawians. According to economic life-cycle models, if learning HIV results is informative about additional years of life, being diagnosed HIV-positive or negative should predict changes in consumpt...
  10. Social security health insurance for the informal sector in Nicaragua: a randomized evaluation.

    Health Economics 19 Suppl:181 (2010) PMID 20593433

    This article presents the results from an experimental evaluation of a voluntary health insurance program for informal sector workers in Nicaragua. Costs of the premiums as well as enrollment location were randomly allocated. Overall, take-up of the program was low, with only 20% enrollment. Pro...
  11. Social security health insurance for the informal sector in Nicaragua: a randomized evaluation.

    Health Economics 19 Suppl:181 (2010) PMID 20593433

    This article presents the results from an experimental evaluation of a voluntary health insurance program for informal sector workers in Nicaragua. Costs of the premiums as well as enrollment location were randomly allocated. Overall, take-up of the program was low, with only 20% enrollment. Pro...
  12. Increasing the acceptability of HIV counseling and testing with three C's: convenience, confidentiality and credibility.

    Social Science & Medicine 68(12):2263 (2009) PMID 19375208 PMCID PMC2785859

    Agencies engaged in humanitarian efforts to prevent the further spread of HIV have emphasized the importance of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and most high-prevalence countries now have facilities that offer testing free of charge. The utilization of these services is disappointingly l...
  13. Increasing the acceptability of HIV counseling and testing with three C's: Convenience, confidentiality and credibility

    Social Science & Medicine 68(12):2263 (2009)

    Agencies engaged in humanitarian efforts to prevent the further spread of HIV have emphasized the importance of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and most high-prevalence countries now have facilities that offer testing free of charge. The utilization of these services is disappointin...