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Christopher Uejio

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: Bellamy 317A
Phone: 850/644-8385
Email: cuejio@fsu.edu


Ph.D., Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisonsin-Madison


  • Public Health/Medical Geography
  • Environmental Health
  • Applied Climatology
  • Hazards

Current Research

  • Extreme heat and human health
  • Waterborne diseases
  • Mosquito transmitted disease (e.g. dengue)
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Working with public health departments to adapt to climate change
  • Using environmental and geographic information to improve decision making

Selected Publications

  • Lozano-Fuentes, S., M.H. Hayden, C. Welsh-Rodriguez, C. Ochoa-Martinez, B. Tapia-Santos, K.C. Kobylinski, C.K. Uejio, E. Zielinski-Gutierrez, L. Della Monache, A.J. Monaghan, D.F. Steinhoff, L. Eisen. The Dengue Virus Mosquito Vector Aedes aegypti at high elevation in Mexico. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. (In Press)

  • Uejio, C.K., T.W. Peters, J.A. Patz. Inland lake indicator bacteria: Long-term impervious surface and weather influences and a predictive Bayesian model. Lake and Reservoir Management. (In Press)

  • Uejio, C.K., A. Kemp, and A.C. Comrie, (2012) Summer Precipitation Controls on West Nile Virus and Sindbis Virus Transmission and Outbreaks in South Africa. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 12, 2, 117-125

  • Uejio, C.K., O. Wilhelmi, J. Golden, D. Mills, S.P. Gulino, J. Samenow, (2011) Intra-Urban Spatial Patterns of Societal Vulnerability to Extreme Heat: The role of heat exposure and the built environment, socioeconomics, and neighborhood stability. Health and Place, 17, 2, 498-507

  • Patz, J.A., S.H. Olson, C.K. Uejio, H.K. Gibbs. (2009) Disease Emergence from Global Climate and Land Use Change. Medical Clinics of North America, 92, 6, 1473-1491.

  • Patz, J.A., S. Vavrus, C.K. Uejio., and S.L. McClellan, (2008) Climate change and waterborne disease risk in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. Journal of Preventive Medicine 35, 5, 451-458

Recent Fellowships & Achievements

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award

  • PERISHIP Dissertation Fellowship in Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. National Science Foundation, Swiss Re, The Public Entity Risk Institute, and the University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center

  • System for Integrated Modeling of Metropolitan Extreme Heat Risk (SIMMER) Application for NASA Research Announcement Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science


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