Imelda K. Moise, Ph.D., M.P.H.
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Studies

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Fellow, The American Evaluation Association

View CV 


Dr Moise is an applied health geographer and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) specialist. Much of her work has primarily focused on utilizing multi-method approaches, CBPR, spatial analysis and evidence-informed interventions that are culturally responsive to a specific problem identified for a given context and practice-- including in the areas of diffusion and distribution of vector-borne diseases and pathogens, health care/utilization, geographical targeting, food environments, maternal and child health. She is particularly interested in the connections between health disparities research, and linking research to practice or policy.

Dr. Moise’s recent projects include a survey of the capacity of Florida’s local mosquito control taxing districts,  and examining the impact of liquor-related ordinances on adolescent trauma. She recently received a prestigious one-year American Evaluation Association Fellowship in 2017 focusing on culturally responsive evaluation theory and practice, and is also the recipient of the RWJF’s New Connections award. Committed to geographic and public health research, teaching, and practice, and how they inform one another, Dr. Moise also engages in scholarship of teaching and learning research to determine how to best prepare the next generation of geographers and global health professionals.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Miami, Dr. Moise was a GIS /Global Health M&E Advisor at John Snow Inc.’s International Division in Washington DC where she supported USAID funded health programs in low-middle income countries on various scopes of work. Dr. Moise also spent five years as a Research Program Specialist in Illinois coordinating federally funded research projects and program evaluation for state agency initiatives and ongoing programs. She also spent six years as a Peace Corps technical trainer in Zambia.


Moise IK., Kangmennaang J., Hutchings TCSG., Sheskin IM and Fuller DO(2018). Perceptions of Zika virus risk during 2016 outbreak, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases; 24(7).

Moise IK., Riegel C., and Muturi EJ. (2018). Environmental and social factors influencing Cx. quinquefasciatus densities in post-Katrina New Orleans, 2006-2009. Parasites & Vectors; 11 (249):

Fernandes JN, Moise IK., Moranto GL and Beier JC.  (2018). Revamping mosquito-borne disease control to tackle future threats. Trends in Parasitology. pii: S1471-4922(18)30008-4 doi: 10.1016/

 Ajelli M., Moise IK, Hutchings TCSG, Brown SC, Kumar N, Caban-Martinez A, Cummings DAT, Johnson NF, Beier JC.  (2017). Variation in individual outdoor exposure time affects the transmission and spread of Zika virus: insights for epidemic control. (2017). PLoS Negl Trop Dis; 11 (9): e0005851.

Muturi E., Kiran DR, Fields C, Moise IK, and Kim Chang-Hyun. (2017). Effect of pesticides on microbial communities in container aquatic habitats. Scientific Reports 7: 44565, doi:  10.1038/srep44565.

Moise IK., Verity JF and Kangmennaang J. (2017). Identifying youth-friendly service practices associated with adolescents' use of reproductive healthcare services in post-conflict Burundi: a cross-sectional study. Int J Health Geogr.; 16(2); DOI: 10.1186/s12942-016-0075-3.

Moise IK., Kalipeni E., Jusrut P., and Iwelunmor JI. (2016). Assessing the reduction of infant mortality rates in Malawi over the 1990-2010 decades. Global Public Health, DOI:10.1080/1c441692.2016.1239268 .

Moise IK and Ruiz OM. (2016). Hospitalizations for substance abuse disorders before and after Hurricane Katrina: Spatial clustering and area level predictors, New Orleans, 2004 and 2008. Preventing Chronic Disease, DOI: Article featured on NBC News--

Moise IK  et al. (2016). Evaluation of geospatial methods to generate subnational HIV prevalence estimates for local level planning, (The Subnational Estimates Working Group of the HIV Modelling Consortium, including Moise IK).  AIDS 30:1467–1474.  Full author listing is accessible at:

Moise IK and  Mulhall PF. (2016). Providers' perspectives on case management of a Healthy Start Program: A qualitative study. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0154668. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0154668. 

Moise IK, Roy SS,  Nkengurutse D and Ndikubagenzi J. (2016).  Seasonal and geographic variation of pediatric malaria in Burundi: 2011 to 2012. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, 425, 2016. 


Kalipeni E, Iwelunmor J, Grigsby-Toussaint D and Moise IK, Eds.  (2018). Public Health, Disease and Development in Africa (Geographies of Health Series). UK: Routledge.


Moise IK, Zulu CL, Fuller DO and Beier JC. (2018). Persistent Barriers to Implementing Efficacious Mosquito Control Activities in Continental United States: Insights from Vector Control Experts. In: From Local to Global Impact of Mosquitoes. Eds. Hanem Fathy Khater. InTechOpen.

Kalipeni E, Iwelunmor J, Grigsby-Toussaint D and Moise IK. (2018). Introduction: Africa’s Epidemiologic Transition of Dual Burden of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases. In:Public Health, Disease and Development in Africa. Eds. Kalipeni E, Iwelunmor J, Grigsby-Toussaint D and Moise IK. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Inc.

Moise IK, De Joya E, Zulu LC, Grigsby-Toussaint DS and Kalipeni E. (2018). Chapter 4: Progress towards Combatting HIV/AIDS in Africa. In:Public Health, Disease and Development in Africa. Eds. Kalipeni E, Iwelunmor J, Grigsby-Toussaint D and Moise IK. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Inc.

Jayati Ghosh, Moise IK and Kalipeni, E.  (2017). Chapter 11: Regional integration and relationship with different forms of foreign direct investments in Southern Africa. In: Advances in Geoeconomics. Eds. Joseph Mark Munoz. London and New York: Routledge.Pages 151-158.

  • GEG 306 - Geographic Research Methods (spring)
  • GEG 345 - Sustainable Food (spring)
  • GEG 346 - Immigrant & Refugee Health (fall)
  • GEG 412 - GIS for Health & Environment (fall)
  • GEG 603 - Advanced Research Design in Geography (spring)
  • GEG 490 - Intro to Open Source GIS