Justin Stoler, Ph.D., M.P.H.
(SDSU/UCSB, 2012)


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Dr. Stoler's research explores the geographic patterns of urban health disparities and environmental influences on social and behavioral epidemiology. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and is an affiliate of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. Dr. Stoler enjoys field work and has worked in several countries—including a decade of experience in Accra, Ghana—exploring links between neighborhood structure, geodemographics, the environment, communicable diseases, and water insecurity. Dr. Stoler employs a variety of spatial modeling techniques in his work, often integrating quantitative and qualitative methods, and co-directs the Health Geographics Lab, which provides research opportunities to students at all levels. His courses blend GIS and geographic frameworks with contemporary population, environmental, and global health issues, and Dr. Stoler directs the interdiciplinary minor in Social Science & Medicine.


I'm Lucky. My Smartwatch Helped Save My Life - Miami Herald Op-Ed
Violence, Poverty and Politics Inextricably Linked - Miami Herald Op-Ed
Zika Is About More Than a Mosquito - Miami Herald Op-Ed


The Cost of Pure Water - Mosaic (Wellcome Trust)
Study: Diseases Mistaken for Malaria - Voice of America
Tiny Bags of Water - Rockefeller Foundation's Informal City Dialogues


Stoler J. 2017. From curiosity to commodity: A review of the evolution of sachet drinking water in West Africa.  WIREs Water, 4(3): e1206. 

Stoler J, Awandare GA. 2016. Febrile illness diagnostics and the malaria industrial complex: A socio-environmental perspective.  BMC Infectious Diseases, 16: 683.

Stoler J, Delimini RK, Bonney JHK, Oduro AR, Owusu-Agyei S, Fobil JN, Awandare GA. 2015. Evidence of recent dengue exposure among malaria parasite-positive children in three urban centers in Ghana.  American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92(3): 497-500.

Stoler J, Daniels D, Weeks JR, Stow D, Coulter L, Finch BK, 2012. Assessing the utility of satellite imagery with differing spatial resolutions for deriving proxy measures of slum presence in Accra, Ghana. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 49(1): 31-52.

  • GEG 101 Digital Earth
    GEG 110 Human Geography
    GEG 241 Health & Medical Geography
    GEG 312 GIS for Health & Environment
    GEG 341 Population, Health, and Environment
    GEG 343/643 Population, Sustainability, and the Media
    GEG 345 Drinking Water: Past, Present, and Future
    GEG 348 Climate Change and Public Health
    GEG 545 Research Seminar