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, infectious diseases, and water security. 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.


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, 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, 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.

  • 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