Characterizing Factors that Impact the Evolution of Neurocysticercosis Cysts

This project will use cyst-level data and multistate modeling to examine transitions of individual cysts through stages of evolution from the disease progress perspective, as well as the effectiveness of anthelminthic treatment such as albendazole (ALB), and the patient and cyst characteristics that modify treatment impact. Specifically, we will conduct cyst-level analysis to identify the […]


ISPH Investigators Hongbin Zhang and Elizabeth Kelvin awarded NIH R03 grant

March 2020

For immediate release. Assistant Professor Hongbin Zhang and Associate Professor Elizabeth Kelvin, investigators with the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Public Health at CUNY SPH, were awarded an R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health to work with collaborators from Columbia University and University of Cuenca, Ecuador, to tackle the difficult disease of neurocysticercosis (NC). Despite accumulating evidence […]


Epidemiology of Neurocystericercosis

The research proposed will investigate the diverse clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis (NCC) infection. The data that will be used was collected for a clinical trial of treatment for NCC infection that was conducted in Ecuador. Through secondary analysis, we will investigate if host factors, specifically sex, age and familial aggregation, and characteristics of the parasitic […]