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 an applied health geographer and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) specialist. The main goal of her research is to help people/agencies develop decision-support tools and better understand the influences of social determinants of health on health disparities and inequalities, particularly as it relates to geographical targeting, maternal & child health, the health of urban residents and linking research to practice or policy. Her recent projects include a co-edited book titled "Public Health, Disease and Development in Africa(Geographies of Health SeriesRoutledge, 2018) and a study examining perceptions of Zika virus risk during the 2016 outbreak in Miami-Dade County.

A recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences Scholarly & Creative Activities Recognition Award, the American Evaluation Association Fellowship focusing on culturally responsive evaluation theory and practice, the RWJF’s New Connections award, she also serves as a member of the Master of Public Health Advisory Committee at the University of Illinois Springfield.  Dr. Moise is committed to geographic and public health research, teaching, and practice, and how they inform one another. She also engages in scholarship of teaching and learning research to determine how to best prepare the next generation of geographers and global health professionals.

Prior to UM, Dr. Moise was a GIS /Global Health M&E Advisor at John Snow Inc.’s International Division in Washington DC where she supported USAID funded health programs in low-middle income countries on various scopes of work. She also spent five years as a Research Program Specialist in Illinois coordinating federally funded research projects and program evaluation for state agency initiatives and ongoing programs and spent six years as a Peace Corps technical trainer in Zambia.


Moise IK., de Joya E., Caplan B., Rodriguez VJ., Butts S., Chisembele M., Weiss SM., Jones D and Alcaide ML. (accepted)Adolescent and young adult couples' views of  intravaginal practices: a qualitative analysis of a pilot study. International Journal of Women's Health. 

Moise IK. (2018). Causes of morbidity and mortality among neonates and children in post-conflict Burundi: A cross-sectional retrospective study. Children;5 (125):; doi:10.3390/children5090125.

Moise IK., Kangmennaang J., Hutchings TCSG., Sheskin IM and Fuller DO. (2018). Perceptions of Zika virus risk during 2016 outbreak, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases; 24(7).

Moise IK., Riegel C., and Muturi EJ. (2018). Environmental and social factors influencing Cx. quinquefasciatus densities in post-Katrina New Orleans, 2006-2009. Parasites & Vectors; 11 (249):

Fernandes JN, Moise IK., Moranto GL and Beier JC.  (2018). Revamping mosquito-borne disease control to tackle future threats. Trends in Parasitology. pii: S1471-4922(18)30008-4 doi: 10.1016/

 Ajelli M., Moise IK, Hutchings TCSG, Brown SC, Kumar N, Caban-Martinez A, Cummings DAT, Johnson NF, Beier JC.  (2017). Variation in individual outdoor exposure time affects the transmission and spread of Zika virus: insights for epidemic control. (2017). PLoS Negl Trop Dis; 11 (9): e0005851.

Muturi E., Kiran DR, Fields C, Moise IK, and Kim Chang-Hyun. (2017). Effect of pesticides on microbial communities in container aquatic habitats. Scientific Reports 7: 44565, doi:  10.1038/srep44565.

Moise IK., Verity JF and Kangmennaang J. (2017). Identifying youth-friendly service practices associated with adolescents' use of reproductive healthcare services in post-conflict Burundi: a cross-sectional study. Int J Health Geogr.; 16(2); DOI: 10.1186/s12942-016-0075-3.


  • GEG 306 - Geographic Research Methods (spring)
  • GEG 345 - Sustainable Food (spring)
  • GEG 346 - Immigrant & Refugee Health (fall)
  • GEG 412 - GIS for Health & Environment (fall)
  • GEG 603 - Advanced Research Design in Geography (spring)

Adolescent and young adult couples’ views of intravaginal practices: a qualitative analysis of a pilot study