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

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Dr. Moise is a health geographer and a mixed-methods researcher of issues affecting vulnerable populations. Her research focuses on the two-way links between health disparities research, and linking research to practice or policy. Her scholarly work has focused on program evaluation and addressing health disparities as it relates to: minority populations, health care/utilization; geographical targeting, food environments; maternal & child health in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeastern United States and Illinois.

Prior to UM, Dr. Moise worked as a GIS/M&E Advisor at John Snow Inc.(JSI)’s International Division. She supported USAID funded health programs in low-middle income countries on various scopes of work (e.g., M&E, national assessments, indicator development, system strengthening, partner coordination, evaluation, etc.); and 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.


Muturi E, Kiran DR, Fields C, Moise IK, and Kim Chang-Hyun. Effect of pesticides on microbial communities in container aquatic habitats. (in-print). Scientific Reports.

Moise IK., Verity JF and Kangmennaang J. Identifying youth-friendly service practices associated with adolescents' use of reproductive healthcare services in post-conflict Burundi: a cross-sectional study. (2017). International Journal of Health Geographics; 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:10.1080/17441692.2016.1239268 .

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd13.160107. Article featured on NBC News--http://abcnews.go.com/Health/natural-disasters-increase-substance-abuse-risk-study-finds/story?id=42775771.

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: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4867979/pdf/aids-30-1467.pdf.

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. 

  • GEG 306 - Geographic Research Methods (spring)
  • GEG 345 - Food Sustainability (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