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Julie ClennonInstructor

Education

  • PhD, Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MSc, Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BSc, Anthropology, Northern Illinois University

Research

I am an eco-epidemiologist with research and teaching interests focus on the spatial ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases.   I work extensively with geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial statistics (especially cluster detection) and landscape modeling.  My research is ultimately aimed at determining sustainable prevention and control measures.  I have worked on a variety of research projects examining the spatial and ecological associations of tropical diseases (e.g., schistosomiasis, malaria, Buruli ulcer, leprosy, Chikungunya, dengue) with environmental factors.  I, also, have experience working on issues related to urban areas such as novel infections within disadvantaged populations and adverse birth outcomes associated with industrial installations.  My current research focus is the spatial and temporal patterns of COVID-19 within the State of Georgia and the City of Salvador, Brazil. Other interests I have include applications of remote sensing to wildlife conservation (especially sea turtles) and the study of zoonotic diseases.

I currently teach undergraduate and graduate courses on Natural Resource Management, Health & the Environment, Medical Entomology, and Spatial Analysis for Disease Ecology. In the past I have taught graduate courses on Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Public Health.

I have a joint appointment with the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, and am a Core Investigator in the Center for Global Safe Water and Sanitation.  Additionally, I am teaching faculty for the Master's in Development Practice Program.