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, particularly in the developing world, and environmental influences on social and behavioral epidemiology. He enjoys international field work and uses spatial modeling techniques to integrate household survey data, GIS layers of urban infrastructure, and remote sensing data. He has worked in Accra, Ghana, for several years exploring links between neighborhoods, the environment, and infectious diseases. Dr. Stoler co-directs the Health Geographics Lab, which provides research opportunities to students at all levels. His courses integrate GIS and geographic frameworks with contemporary population, environmental, and global health issues, and Dr. Stoler directs the interdiciplinary minor in Social Science & Medicine.


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, al Dashti R, Anto F, Fobil JN, Awandare GA. 2014. Deconstructing “malaria”: West Africa as the next front for dengue fever surveillance and control. Acta Tropica, 134: 58-65.

Stoler J, Fink G, Weeks JR, Appiah Otoo R, Ampofo JA, Hill AG, 2012. When urban taps run dry: Sachet water consumption and health effects in low income neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana. Health & Place, 18(2): 250-262.

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.

Stoler J, Weeks JR, Getis A, Hill AG, 2009. Distance threshold for the effect of urban agriculture on elevated self-reported malaria prevalence in Accra, Ghana. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 80(4): 547-554.

  • 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 545 Research Seminar