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Richard Pollack

Richard Pollack is a public health entomologist at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. His studies have focused for nearly 20 years on insects and other arthropods that affect human and animal health. His work in both lab and field seeks to define the ecological, behavioral, and physiological bases that sustain insect-borne pathogens in nature.

Pollack and his colleagues have devoted a section of their Web site to lice and their treatment (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/headlice.html). This site has prompted many parents, school officials, and health care professionals to reexamine their diagnoses and reevaluate their management strategies.