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Ruiz, M.O., Novakofski, J.E., Brown, W.D., Kelly, A.C., and Mateus-Pinilla, N.E. (2013). Landscape Factors Affect Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Illinois and Wisconsin. Under Review.

Mateus-Pinilla, N., Weng, H.Y., Ruiz, M.O., and Shelton, P. (2013). Effectiveness of population management of wild white-tailed deer on chronic wasting disease in Illinois, 2003 to 2008. Preventative Veterinary Medicine, accepted with revisions.

Kelly, A., Mateus-Pinilla, N., Brown, W., Ruiz, M.O., Douglas, M., Douglas, M., Shelton, P., Beissel, T., Novakofski, J. (2013). Genetic Assessment of Environmental Features that Influence Deer Dispersal: Implications for Prion Infected Populations. Under Review.

Hamer, G. L., Anderson, T. K., Berry, G.E., Makohon-Moore, A.P., Crafton, J.C., Brawn, J.D., Dolinski, A.C., Krebs, B.L., Ruiz, M.O., Muzzall, P.M, Goldberg, T.L., and Walker, E.D. (2013). Prevalence of filarioid nematodes and trypanosomes in American robins and house sparrows, Chicago USA. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, In Press.

Gardner, A. M., Anderson, T.K.,  Hamer, D. E., Johnson, Johnson, Varela, K.E., Walker, E.D., and Ruiz, M.O. (2013). Terrestrial vegetation and aquatic chemistry influence larval mosquito abundance in catch basins, Chicago, USA. Parasites & Vectors, In Press.

Moise, I., Brown, K.S., Riegel, C, Ruiz, M. O. (2012). Geographic assessment of unattended swimming pools in post-Katrina New Orleans, 2006 – 2009. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, In Press.

Gardner, A., Hamer, G., Hines, A., Newman, C., Walker, E., and Ruiz, M.O. (2012). Weather variability affects habitat for larval Culex (Diptera: Cullicidae) in storm water catch basins in suburban Chicago, USA. Journal of Medical Entomology, 49(2), 270-276.

Newman, C.M., Cerutti, F., Anderson, T.K., Hamer, G.L., Walker, E.D., Kitron, U.D., Ruiz, M.O. Brawn, J.D. & Goldberg, T.L. (2011). Culex flavivirus and West Nile virus mosquito co-infection and positive association in Chicago, USA. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 11(8), 1099-1105.

Messina, J., Brown, W.M., Kitron, U.D., and Ruiz, M.O. (2011). West Nile virus in the greater Chicago area, 2002-2006: changing patterns of human illness and social and environmental determinants of risk. URISA Journal, 23(10), 5-15.

Hamer, G. L., Chaves, L. F., Anderson, T. K., Kitron, U. D., Brawn, J. D., Ruiz, M. O., Loss, S. R., Walker, E. D., and Goldberg, T.L. (2011). Fine-scale variation in vector host use and force of infection drive localized patterns of West Nile virus transmission. PLoS ONE, 6(8).

Chaves, L. F., Hamer, G. L., Walker, E. D., Brown, W.M., Ruiz, M. O., Kitron, U. D. (2011). Climatic variability and landscape heterogeneity impact urban mosquito diversity and vector abundance and infection. Ecosphere, 2(70).

Anderson, T.K., Brawn, J.D., Cerutti, F., Goldberg, T.L., Hamer, G.L., Kitron, U.D., . . . Walker, E.D. (2011). Culex flavivirus and West Nile virus mosquito coinfection and positive ecological association in Chicago, United States. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 11, 1099+.

Tedesco, Carmen, Ruiz, Marilyn, & McLafferty, Sara. (2010). Mosquito politics: Local vector control policies and the spread of West Nile Virus in the Chicago region. Health & Place, 16(6), 1188-1195.

Ruiz, M. O., Chaves, L. F., Hamer, G. L., Ting, S., Brown, W.M., Walker, E.D., . . . Kitron, U.D. (2010). Local impact of temperature and precipitation on West Nile virus infection in Culex species mosquitoes in northeast Illinois, USA. Parasites & Vectors, 3, 19-34.

Kelly, A. C., Mateus-Pinilla, N. E., Douglas, M., Brown, W., Ruiz, M. O., . . . Novakofski, J. (2010). Utilizing disease surveillance to examine gene flow and dispersal in white-tailed deer. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47(6), 1189-1198.

Amore, G., Bertolotti, L., Hamer, G.L., Kitron, U.D., Walker, E.D., Ruiz, M.O., Brawn, J.D., and Goldberg, T.L. (2010). Multi-year evolutionary dynamics of West Nile virus in suburban Chicago, USA, 2005-2007. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365(1871-1878).

Loss, S. R., Hamer, G. L., Walker, E. D., Ruiz, M. O., Goldberg, T. L., Kitron, U. D., & Brawn, J. D. (2009). Avian host community structure and prevalence of West Nile virus in Chicago, Illinois. Oecologia, 159(2), 415-424.

Loss, S. R., Ruiz, M.O., and Brawn, J.D. (2009). Relationships between avian diversity, neighborhood age, income, and environmental characteristics of an urban landscape. Biological Conservation, 142(11), 2578-2585.

Loss, S. R., Hamer, G.L., Goldberg, T.L., Ruiz, M.O., Kitron, U.D., Walker, E.D., and Brawn, J.D. (2009). Nestling passerines are not major hosts for West Nile Virus in Chicago, Illinois. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 9(1), 13-18.

Hamer, G. L., Kitron, U. D., Goldberg, T. L., Brawn, J. D., Loss, S. R., Ruiz, M. O., . . . Walker, E. D. (2009). Host selection by Culex pipiens mosquitoes and West Nile Virus amplification. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 80(2), 268-278.

Wrobel, L., Whittington, J.K., Pujol, C., Oh, S-H., Ruiz, M.O., Pfaller, M.A., Diekema, D.J., Soll, D.R., and Hoyer, L.L. (2008). Molecular phylogenetic analysis of a geographically and temporally matched collection of Candida albicans isolates from human and non-migratory wildlife in Central Illinois. Eukaryotic Cell, 7(9), 1475-1486.

Kelly, A. C., Mateus-Pinilla, N. E., Diffendorfer, J., Jewell, E., Ruiz, M. O., Killefer, J., . . . Novakofski, J. (2008). Prion sequence polymorphisms and chronic wasting disease resistance in Illinois white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Prion, 2(1), 28-36.

DeGroote, J.P., Sugurmaran, R., Brend, S.M., Tucker, B.J., and Bartholomay, L.C. (2008). Landscape, demographic, entomological, and climatic associations with human disease incidence of West Nile virus in the state of Iowa, USA. International Journal of Health Geographics, 7(19).

Hamer, G. L., Kitron, U. D., Brawn, J. D., Loss, S. R., Ruiz, M. O., Goldberg, T. L., & Walker, E. D. (2008). Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae): A bridge vector of West Nile virus to humans. Journal of Medical Entomology, 45(1), 125-128.

Bertolotti, L., Kitron, U. D., Walker, E. D., Ruiz, M. O., Brawn, J. D., Loss, S. R., . . . Goldberg, T. L. (2008). Fine-scale genetic variation and evolution of West Nile Virus in a transmission "hot spot" in suburban Chicago, USA. Virology, 374(2), 381-389.

Ruiz, M. O., Walker, E. D., Foster, E. S., Haramis, L. D., and Kitron, U. D. (2007). Association of West Nile virus illness and urban landscapes in Chicago and Detroit. International Journal of Health Geographics, 6.

Hamer, G. L., Walker, E. D., Brawn, J. D., Loss, S. R., Ruiz, M. O., Goldberg, T. L., . . . Kitron, U. D. (2007). Rapid amplification of West Nile virus: the role of hatch-year birds. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 8(1), 57-67.

Ruiz, M. O. (2005). Geocoded Photography. Geospatial Solutions, 15(5), 37-40.

Reeder A.L., Ruiz, M.O., Pessier, A., Brown, L.E., Levengood, J.M., Phillips, C.A., Wheeler, M.B.,  Warner, R.E., and Beasley, V.R. (2005). Intersexuality and the Cricket Frog Decline: Historic and Geographic Trends. Environmental Health Perspective, 113(3), 261-265.

Ruiz, M. O. and Remmert, D. (2004). A Local Department of Public Health and the Geospatial Data Infrastructure. Journal of Medical Systems, 28(4), 385-395.

Ruiz, M. O., Tedesco, C., McTighe, T. J., Austin, C., and Uriel, K. (2004). Environmental and social determinants of human risk during a West Nile virus outbreak in the greater Chicago area, 2002. International Journal of Health Geographics, 3.

Ruiz, M. O. (1997). A Causal Analysis of Error from USGS Digital Elevation Models. Transactions in GIS, 2(1), 85-94.

Thrall, G. and Ruiz, M. (1994). A History of Implementing an Urban GIS: Part II. Geo-Info Systems, 4(9).

Thrall, G. and Ruiz, M. (1994). A History of Implementing an Urban GIS: Part I. Geo-Info Systems, 4(7), 50-58.

Thrall, G., Ruiz, M., Sidman, C., and Elshaw-Thrall, S. (1993). Using GIS Tools to Analyze and Visualize Spatial Phenomena. Geo-Info Systems.