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 a. Lee Willingham

Associate Dean
Biomedical sciences
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Saint Kitts and Nevis


Dr. Arve Lee Willingham graduated (DVM) from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Following four years of private veterinary practice he served as a Peace Corps volunteer (1990-1992) in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco where he developed an interest in parasitic worm zoonoses of both public health and agricultural importance in developing countries. This interest led to a Fulbright Graduate Research Fellowship (1993) and PhD (1994-1997) study programs on zoonotic schistosomiasis at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Denmark. His research work was recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (Samuel F. Scheidy Excellence in Research Award in 1995) and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (Graduate Student Research Award in 1996).

Research Interest

environmental and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases.


  • McCarthy JS, Lustigman S, Yang GJ, Barakat RM, García HH, Sripa B, Willingham AL, Prichard RK, Basáñez MG. A research agenda for helminth diseases of humans: diagnostics for control and elimination programmes. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2012;6:e1601.

  • Mwanjali G, Kihamia C, Kuru KN, Lekule FP, Ngowi H, Johansen MV, Thamsborg SM, Willingham AL. Prevalence and risk factors associated with human Taenia solium infections in Mbozi district, Mbeya Region, Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2013;7(3):e2102. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002102

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