About

My name is Casey Parker and I am a Ph.D. and Master of Public Health (MPH) student at the University of Florida. I am currently located at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach, FL where I conduct research on mosquitoes, insecticide resistance, vector competency, and the efficacy of various communication strategies.

I enjoy public speaking and sharing my enthusiasm for insects and research with students, researchers, the community… well, just about anyone who is interested! Some of my favorite experiences public speaking include:

 

Education

In progress

University of Florida

  • Ph.D. – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory
    • Chair: Dr. C. Roxanne Connelly
    • Dissertation: “Investigation of the insecticide susceptibility status and costs of insecticide resistance for Florida populations of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) and evaluation of community mosquito outreach campaigns”
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) – College of Public Health and Health Professions
    • Concentration: Public Health Practice

Completed

University of Florida

  • Master of Science (MSc) – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Entomology and Nematology Department, Urban Entomology Laboratory
    • Chair: Dr. Philip G. Koehler
    • Thesis: “Surveillance and control of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus with a novel lethal ovitrap”
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Entomology and Nematology Department
    • Minor: Leadership

 

A link to my complete CV can be found here.