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.


2018-2023, Research Coordination Network: Building a Community of Practice for Household Water Insecurity (HWISE) Research, National Science Foundation, Geography and Spatial Sciences, PI Wendy Jepson (Texas A&M) with Co-PIs Justin Stoler (Miami), Amber Wutich (Arizona State), and Sera Young (Northwestern); Award BCS-1759972, $499,707. The RCN supports conceptual advances in the study of household water provision and water insecurity in relation to broader social and environmental challenges. 


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


By investing in prevention, obesity does not have to be Miami's destiny - Miami Herald Op-Ed, 2018
I'm lucky. My smartwatch helped save my life - Miami Herald Op-Ed, 2018
Violence, poverty and politics inextricably linked - Miami Herald Op-Ed, 2017
Zika is about more than a mosquito - Miami Herald Op-Ed, 2016

  • GEG 101 Digital Earth
    GEG 110 Human Geography
    GEG 241 Health & Medical Geography
    GEG 341 Population, Health, and Environment
    GEG 343/643 Population, Sustainability, and the Media
    GEG 345 Drinking Water: Past, Present, and Future
    GEG 348/648 Climate Change and Public Health
    GEG 412 GIS for Health & Environment

    GEG 545 Research Seminar