L. Kristen Page, Ph.D.

Biology

Professor of Biology
On Faculty since 2000

Phone: (630)752-7042
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Education

1998 Ph.D. Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

1993 M.S. Auburn University Department of Zoology and Wildlife

1990 B.S. Furman University Department of Biology

About L. Kristen Page

Professional interests include disease transmission dynamics as a function of land-use. Dr. Page attends a local church where she plays handbells, assists with the children's choirs, and attends the Legacy class. In her spare time, she enjoys sports (especially taekwondo), camping, hiking, reading, and photography.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 242 Diversity of Life: An introduction to zoology and botany
  • BIOL 243 Processes of Life: Ecology and Evolution
  • BIOL 252 Modeling the Systems of Life
  • BIOL 351 Ecology
  • BIOL 352 Parasitology
  • BIOL 381 Public Health and Nutrition in Developing Areas

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Scientific Affliliation
  • American Society of Parasitologists
  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Mu Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Xi
  • The Wildlife Society
  • Wildlife Disease Association

Research

Dr. Page has published numerous articles on her area of expertise, the transmission dynamics of disease in human-altered landscapes.  Her research also includes the transmission dynamics of the raccoon roundworm and the development of mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of transmission to children.

Papers Published and/or Presented

*Page, L.K., SD Gehrt, A Cascione, and KF Kellner. 2009. The relationship between Baylisascaris procyonis prevalence and raccoon population structure. Journal of Parasitology 95:1314-1320.

*Page, L.K., C. Anchor, E. Luy, S. Kron, G. Larson, L. Madsen, K. Kellner, TJ Smyser. 2009. Backyard raccoon latrines and risk for Baylisascaris procyonis transmission to humans. Emerging Infectious Diseases 15:1530-1531.

*Page, L.K.,SD Gehrt, NP Robinson. 2008. Land-use effects on prevalence of raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44:594-599.

Page, L.K. 2008. Global Climate: Implications for Global Health. Pages 24-35 in L. Scott editor: Christians, the care of creation and global climate change. Pickwick Publications, Eugene, OR, USA.

*Page, L.K., S.D Gehrt, K.K. Titcombe, and N.P. Robinson. 2005. Measuring Prevalence of Raccoon Roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis): A comparison of common techniques.Wildlife Society Bulletin, 33:1406-1412.

Rowe, C., Ittiprasert, W., Patterson, C., Eliff, C., Page, K., Lewis, F., Minchella, D., and Knight, M. 2003. Use of microsatellite variation and RAPD-PCR to assess genetic polymorphism in Biomphalaria glabrata snails from a single locale in a shistosomiasis endemic area. Malacologia, 54:149-166.

Page, L. K., R.K. Swihart, and K.R. Kazacos. 2001. Changes in transmission of Baylisascaris procyonis as a function of spatial scale. Oikos 93:213-220.

Page, L.K., R.K. Swihart, and K.R. Kazacos. 2001. Foraging among feces: food availability affects parasitism of Peromyscus leucopus by Baylisascaris procyonis. Journal of Mammalogy 82(4):993-1002.

Page, L.K., R.K. Swihart, and K.R. Kazacos. 2001. The roles of seed preference and foraging by granivores at raccoon latrines in transmission dynamics of raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis). Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:616-622.

Curtis, J., R.E. Sorensen, L.K. Page, D.J. Minchella. 2001. Microsatellite loci in the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni and their utility for other schistosome species. Molecular Ecology Notes 1:143-145.

Kloos, H., DeSouza C., Gazzinelli, A., Silveira, B., Filho, S., da Costa Temba, P., Bethony, J., Page, K., Grzywacz, C., Lewis, F., Minchella, D., LoVerde, P., and Oliveria, R. 2001. The distribution of Biomphalaria spp. In different habitats in relation to physical, biological, water contact and cognitive factors in a rural area in Minas Gerias, Brazil. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro 96:57-66.

Page, L. K., R.K. Swihart, and K.R. Kazacos. 1999. Implications of raccoon latrines in the epizootiology of Baylisascariasis. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 35:474-480.

Rhodes, O.E., Jr., R.N. Williams, J. Heffelfinger, L. K. Page, E. P. Reat, and J. C. DeVos, Jr. 1999. Genetic variation in pronghorn from Arizona. 18th Biennial Pronghorn Antelope Workshop Proceedings.

Williams, R.N., L.K. Page, T.L. Serfass, O.E. Rhodes, Jr. 1999. Genetic polymorphism in fishers (Martes pennanti). American Midland Naturalist 141:406-410.

Page, L. K., R.K. Swihart, and K.R. Kazacos. 1998. Raccoon latrine structure and its potential role in parasite transmission of Baylisascaris procyonis to vertebrates. American Midland Naturalist 140:180-185.

* Denotes collaboration with a student

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