Sarah R. Michaels, MSPH
New Orleans Mosquito Control Board
Sarah Michaels an entomologist and epidemiologist with an interest in vector-borne diseases. She received her undergraduate training at the University of Rochester earning a B.A. in Environmental Studies, and then went on to earn a MSPH in Parasitology from Tulane University, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. She served as West Nile Virus Surveillance Coordinator for the Louisiana Office of Public Health from 2002-2006 where she assisted in the publication of several West Nile virus surveillance articles. Following that position, she was Laboratory Coordinator for Dr. Dawn Wesson at Tulane University, and began pursuing a PhD in Tropical Medicine. Sarah is currently at the New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board where she is the Mosquito Control Supervisor. She coordinates mosquito surveillance, control and research activities and educates mosquito control personnel, pest control operators, students and the public on mosquito biology and arboviruses.
Michaels will be the Featured Presenter in the Preventing Zika in the US: What Environmental Health and Pest Management Professionals Need to Know webinar on Thursday, March 3, 2016.