The Institute of Environmental and Human Health,
Texas Tech University
Congressional Testimony: Invited testimony before a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology entitled Science of Zika: The DNA of an Epidemic. 25 May 2016, Washington, DC
Invited Presentation - Invasive Species: Influence on Emerging and Resurgent Diseases. Climate Sciences Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (May 03, 2016).
Invited Presentation - Presley, S.M. Zika Threat: Legal Issues & Public Health. Legal Issues and Public Health Concerns of the Zika Virus, Texas Tech School of Law Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Biodefense Law, Lubbock, Texas (April 22, 2016).
Interviewed regarding myths associated with mosquitoes; published in Lubbock Avalanche Journal (4 August 2015)
Interviewed regarding mosquito and West Nile virus acitivity and public health threat; aired on local television channels (FOX, KMAC, KCBD) (1 and 23 July 2015)
Interviewed regarding biological threat research activity and public health threats. Radio, KRFE Radio Morning Show, Lubbock, Texas (19 September 2014)
News Release – Texas Tech University: Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Private Donors Play Key Roles in Largest Quail Decline Study Ever Undertaken. News Release TTU (27 August 2013)
Interviewed (3:00-3:30PM CT) on West Nile virus epidemic in Dallas-Fort Worth area, and public
health threat in Lubbock. TV, KMAC Television, Lubbock, Texas (06 September 2012)
Interviewed (4:00-4:30PM CT) on West Nile virus epidemic in Dallas-Fort Worth area, and public
health threat in Lubbock. TV, KCBD Television, Lubbock, Texas (06 September 2012)
News Release – Texas Tech University: Texas Tech Researcher Cites Complacency, Apathy for
Recent West Nile Outbreak. News Release TTU (24 August 2012)
Interviewed (1:00-1:30PM CT) on West Nile virus activity and public health threat. TV, KMAC
Television, Lubbock, Texas (21 August 2012)
Interviewed (12:00-1:30PM CT) on potential threat of zoonotic disease transmission by feral swine
in West Texas. Radio, KRFE Radio, Ag Show. (11 July 2012)
Interviewed (11:00-11:30AM CT) on potential threat and impact of West Nile virus during 2012.
TV, FOX 34 Television, Lubbock, Texas (18 May 2012)
Interviewed on ABC World News Tonight (6:30PM ET) regarding extreme weather and influence
on vector-borne diseases, particularly WNV. (Nielson Audience = 7,516,961; Calculated Publicity
Value = $912,000). TV, ABC World News Tonight. (19 April 2012)
Recorded 10-minute Public Service Announcement entitled “Disease Threats of Fall” at the request of the City of Lubbock Health Department (23 September 2010)
Interviewed and reported results of semi-scientific comparative study of various personal protection products against mosquitoes for a local television station – which was a two segment public health-related educational service. TV, KMAC Television, Lubbock, Texas (July – August 2008)
Subject matter expert and narrated one-hour training video for medical professionals entitled West Nile Virus: What You Need to Know. HealthNet group at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (August 2004)
Guest on numerous occasions (~15) for the Wade Wilkes Morning Show (7:00-8:30AM CT) discussing research of public interest related to the Zumwalt Countermeasures Program and emerging and resurgent diseases. Radio, KRFE Radio (2003 – 2011).
Zika congressional testimony
Climate science center
guest speaker fall 2016
Box 41163 • Lubbock, Texas 79409-1163 • U.S.A.
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