Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Bldg. A, Rm. 2058
Dr. Grieco received his undergraduate training under Dr. George Craig at Notre Dame, masters level training with Dr. Jim Olson at Texas A&M, and his doctorate with Dr. Don Roberts at USU. His doctoral research emphasized malaria vector ecology and vector susceptibilities to malaria parasites. He has conducted critically important research on vector capabilities and has authored or co-authored papers that provide the first comprehensive assessments of capabilities of Anopheles vestitipennis as important vectors of malaria in Belize. Additionally, his research on behavioral responses of An. vestitipennis to residual insecticides is widely viewed as a key paper on the powerful impact of chemicals on endophagic behaviors of malaria vector mosquitoes. His current research focuses on developing novel vector control strategies through the use of repellent and irritant actions of chemicals. He maintains an active research program focused at screening of chemicals in the laboratory to exploit vector behavior to break disease transmission. Dr. Grieco also maintains research on vector ecology and methods of environmental control to attack the vectors at critical times in their development. In integral part of this is through the use of Remote Sensing and GIS to determine spatial and temporal risk factors for disease transmission.
Paz-Soldan,V., Plasai ,V., Morrison, A., Rios-Lopez ,E., Guedez-Gonzales,S., Grieco, J., Mundal, K., Chareonviriyaphap ,T., Achee, N.L. Initial Assessment of the Acceptability of a Push-Pull Aedes aegypti Control Strategy in Iquitos, Peru and Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 84(2), 2011, pp. 208-217
Med Chareonviriyaph, T., Grieco, J., Suwonkerd, W., Prabaripai, A., Polsomboon, S., Thainchum, K., Sungvornyothin, S., Achee. N. An improved experimental hut design for the study of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) movement patterns in Thailand. Journal of Vector Ecology (December 2010)
Masuoka P., Klein T.A., Kim H.C., Claborn, D.M., Achee, N.L., Andre, R., Chamberlin J., Small J., Anyamba A., Lee D.K.., Yi S.H., Sardelis M., Ju Y.R., and Grieco, J. Modeling the distribution of Culex tritaeniorhynchus to predict Japanese encephalitis distribution in the Republic of Korea. Geospatial Health (Nov 2010 Issue
Paz-Soldan V., Plasai V., Morrison A.C., Rios-Lopez E.J., Guedez-Gonzales S., Grieco J.P., Mundal K., Chareonviriyaphap T. and Achee N.L.. Initial assessment of the acceptability of a push-pull Ae. aegypti control strategy in Iquitos, Peru and Kanchanaburi, Thailand: An example of the benefit of cross-disciplinary research. Am. J. Trop. Med & Hygiene (accepted Oct 2010).
Kongmee, M., Nimmo, D., Beech, C., Grieco, J., Alphey, L., and Achee, N.L. Irritant and repellant behavioral responses of Aedes aegypti male populations developed for RIDL® disease control strategies. J. Med. Entomol. (Nov 2010 Issue)
Masuoka, P., Klein, T., Kim, H., Claborn, D., Achee, N., Andre, R., Chamberlin, J., Small, J., Anyamba, A., Lee, D., Yi, S., Sardelis, M., Ju, Y., Grieco, J. 2010. Modeling the distribution of Culex tritaeniorhynchus to predict Japanese Encephalitis distrubtion in the Republic of Korea. Geospatial Health. (Nov 2010 Issue)
Thanispong,K., Achee, N.L., Grieco,J., Bangs,M., Suwonkerd,W., Prabaripai,A., Chauhan,K., Chareonviriyaphap,T., A High Throughput Screening System for Determining the Three Actions of Insecticides Against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Populations in Thailand. Journal of Medical Entomology, 47(5):833-841. 2010.