Leonard E. Munstermann, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Head Curator of Entomology (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History)

Departments & Organizations

Infectious Diseases

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Parasitology Program | Vector-borne

Education & Training

PhD University of Notre Dame (1979)

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, University of Minnesota, Morris (2004)

  • Elected President, Connecticut Entomological Society (2001)

  • Team Research Award (with M. Braks, J. Birungi, S. Juliano, L. Lounibos, R. Lourenco de Oliveira, G. O’Meara), Florida Entomological Society (2000)

  • 14th Rozeboom Lecturer in Medical Entomology, John Hopkins University (1998)

  • Published photographs of Insect Vectors of Disease in 42 newspapers, research journals and books, including Science, New York Times and Yale Medicine (1979), (2007)

International Activity

  • Biological Research in Colombia Colombia (2008)

    Professor Munstermann is on the editorial board of Biomedica, the internationally recognized research journal of the National Institute of Health (Instituto Nacional de Salud), Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Biology and Genetics - Consultant to US Army Guatemala; Honduras; El Salvador (2008)

    Professor Munstermann is a consultant to the civilian research arm of the US military - the US Army Center of Health for Promotion and Preventive Medicine - West. He advises on issues of biology and genetics research in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

  • Taxonomy of Sand Flies (Lutzomyia Verrucarum Group) in South America Colombia (2007)

    Professor Munstermann works to establish a new taxonomy for the 400 sand fly species in the genus Lutzomyia.

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Contact Info

Leonard E. Munstermann, PhD
Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

Curriculum Vitae

Research Image 2

New version (UV-LED, on right) of CDC llight trap

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bloodfeeding phlebotomine sand fly